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CEG2101 : Treatment of Waste Water

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Elizabeth Heidrich
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


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 drinking water and wastewater treatment?systems.?Water demand, drinking water and effluent?standards will be covered. The basic scientific principles for the engineering designs?to achieve drinking water and wastewater effluent?standards?will be introduced. The module will illustrate?water treatment principles?and designs?in?a laboratory?practical?and with?contemporary case studies.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion124:0024:00Prepare and deliver assessed group presentation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture81:008:008 x 1 hour lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion215:0030:00Prepare for and deliver 2 Canvas test assessments
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study92:0018:00Includes background reading for a full understanding of material
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Learning outcomes will be achieved by introducing knowledge and theory in?online?lectures and by exercising the relevant skills in? practicals?and design?tutorials. Design workshops will simultaneously review the taught content of some lectures and develop the key intellectual or communication skills. The group learning exercises will train independent learning, design and teamwork skills. The student’s broader knowledge of the subject area will be assessed with an individual?design?report.?

Students should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt2M30Group presentation of a contemporary topic in (waste) water treatment.
Computer assessment2M30Canvas quiz assessment
Computer assessment2M30Canvas quiz assessment
Prof skill assessmnt2M10TBC
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The individual report will test the subject knowledge and numeracy of the students, whereas the presentation will additionally assess teamworking and presentational skills.

Reading Lists