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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: Mr Todd Curtis, 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 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?a?contemporary case study.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:001?x?1?hour?online?Module introduction.?Synchronous?online.**
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture201:0020:00Lecture?notes and online?resources, e.g.?pCaPs/ podcasts and/or articles.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion151:0051:00Assessed reports on?water systems design.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30Assessed reports on?water systems design.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:001?x?3-hour?water treatment?practical.?Present In?Person.*
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching11:001:001?x?1 hour?Group presentation.?Synchronous?online.**
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery50:302:305?x?0.5?hour?online?Coursework surgery.?Synchronous?online.**
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study201:0020:00Includes background reading for a full understanding of material
Total100:00
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.?

Alternative will be offered to students who are unable to be present in person.

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

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt1M30Group presentation of a contemporary topic in (waste) water treatment.
Prof skill assessmnt2M70Individual?report.
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

Timetable