CEG8104 : Wastewater Engineering
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Russell Davenport
- Lecturer: Professor Thomas Curtis, Dr Charlotte Paterson
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
This module is designed to provide a basic understanding of the design and operation of unit processes in the treatment of domestic and industrial wastewaters, with a particular emphasis on biological principles and parameters. An introduction to recent developments and more advanced techniques in biological wastewater treatment will be provided. Students also develop a deeper knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological principles in wastewater assessment and treatment. Basic analytical and the latest molecular microbial ecology skills will be developed through laboratory analysis of wastewater and sludge samples.
Outline Of Syllabus
Sewerage Systems and Pre-Treatment
Solids separation - Sedimentation/Flotation
Microbial community assembly
Microbial metabolism and thermodynamics
Microbial growth kinetics and mass balances
Attached Growth Processes
Suspended Growth Processes
Waste Stabilisation Ponds/Constructed Wetlands
Sludge Production, Treatment and Disposal
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||Lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||20||0:30||10:00||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:30||10:30||Laboratory report|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||2||4:00||8:00||Practical laboratory sessions|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||4:00||4:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||45:30||45:30||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Knowledge and understanding are acquired primarily through the lecture classes, tutorials and laboratory practicals, with students expected to undertake self-directed learning by reading of technical journal papers, text books, legislation and the selective use of web sites. Laboratory (practical) classes provide a deeper understanding of the practical aspects of the unit processes, they also provide skills and experience that supports the design coursework of other modules, and how wastewater treatment plants achieve compliance to statutory regulations.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||1||A||50||Unseen written exam.|
|Practical/lab report||1||M||50||Laboratory report (approximately 1500 words).|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
An examination is considered the most appropriate and efficient method to assess the range of Knowledge Outcomes in particular, but also includes assessment of the Skills Outcomes.
The laboratory report assesses the understanding of the practical elements of the module, as well as addressing the knowledge and practical skills outcomes.