CEG8106 : Pollution Control Engineering for Groundwaters and Surface Waters
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Adam Jarvis
- Lecturer: Dr Paul Quinn, Professor David Werner
- Other Staff: Dr Catherine Gandy
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module aims to introduce the principles and practice of surface water and groundwater pollution control engineering. The module will demonstrate the range of possible contaminants that may require treatment in engineered systems. The fundamental physical, chemical and biological mechanisms that aid removal of pollutants from surface and groundwaters will be demonstrated in lectures and practicals, as will the range of treatment options available for different types of pollutant. Design practice for different types of treatment systems will be introduced, and the importance of emerging issues in the subject area will be highlighted.
Outline Of Syllabus
Sources and types of surface water groundwater contamination
Principles of Surface water and Groundwater Movement
Calculating surface water and groundwater transit times
Principles of freshwater pollution remediation
Identifying, characterising and quantifying pollution
Chemical and biological processes in treatment systems
Agricultural diffuse pollution: Characteristics, treatment system types and design practice
Mining pollution: Characteristics, treatment system types and design practice
Petroleum / organic pollution: Characteristics, treatment system types and design practice
Emerging challenges in the design and implementation of surface water and groundwater pollution treatment systems
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||18||0:30||9:00||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||21:00||21:00||Report|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||7||1:30||10:30||Lectures|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||0:00||0:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||11||1:00||11:00||Lectures|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||2:00||2:00||Practical calculations|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||2:30||2:30||Practical calculations|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||2||4:00||8:00||Field trip/exercise|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||34:00||34:00||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The use of teaching periods of 1.5 hours allows the teaching of basic knowledge, and the development and consolidation of detailed technical understanding through classroom based small group teaching activities within each teaching period. Specialist knowledge and understanding is taught and developed through problem solving exercises. Application of knowledge and skills is demonstrated through a field based exercise.
Students are encouraged and expected to learn through reflection and independent reading. They are supported in this by the provision of an extensive, but prioritised, reading list. Observations and discussions during the teaching sessions aid development of understanding whilst a short test on completion of the module (ten-minute test) enables students to monitor the progress of their learning.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||2||A||50||Unseen exam.|
|Written exercise||2||M||50||Coursework assessment consisting of a report on groundwater pollution problems of length up to 1500 words, plus figures/tables.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The specialist knowledge and understanding imparted during this module are assessed by means of unseen
written examination and a single coursework item.
The examination paper employs a range of approaches in order to accurately assess student abilities. These include multi-part questions aimed at testing basic knowledge, calculation methods, data interpretation, and practical application.
The coursework is designed to develop understanding and skills taught during the module through a written report involving assessment of a groundwater pollution problem and/or it's remediation.