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Module

CEG2101 : Treatment of Water and Wastewater

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor David Werner
  • Demonstrator: Dr Jan Dolfing
  • Lecturer: Dr Paul Sallis, Professor David Graham
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

1. To introduce and discuss the fundamental processes underpinning the design of water and wastewater treatment processes.
2. To introduce and discuss the various components of water and wastewater treatment plants.
3. To exercise the design and analysis of some unit processes used in water and wastewater treatment.

The treatment of water and wastewater relies on biological and physicochemical unit processes to remove pathogens, nutrients, biological oxygen demand or pollutants from water. To meet drinking water quality and wastewater effluent standards engineers need to be able to properly design treatment processes based on their understanding of the underlying scientific principles. This module will provide an overview of the unit processes used in water and wastewater treatment and will exemplify the detailed design for one unit process.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will provide a schematic overview of the unit processes used in a drinking water and wastewater treatment plant. Drinking water and effluent standards will be covered. Low tech and high tech systems will be compared. The basic scientific principles for the engineering design will be introduced. The module will illustrate the detailed design of one unit process, the removal of trace chemical pollutants from drinking water with activated carbon using data measured in the practical.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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