CME8010 : Pollution Sources, Impacts, Monitoring and Control
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Sue Haile
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To give the students an appreciation of the potential impact industrial processes may have upon the natural environment and examine methods of assessing impacts, prevention and control with emphasis on aquatic pollution. To describe the sources, prevention and control of pollutants and the legislative background. The course will allow the students to understand and interpret effluent standards and consent conditions and some of the methods used in pollution assessment.
Students will be required in groups to research and present information regarding pollutants of current concern, their impact and control and present these to the rest of the class.
Outline Of Syllabus
Introduction to sources pollutants their control and regulation; principles of pollution control; emissions trading; effluent standards; organic pollution and eutrophication; acidification; toxic pollutants and ecotoxicology; thermal pollution; oil pollution; water quality monitoring; biological monitoring; environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:30||2:30||Exam and oral presentation|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Exam revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Preparation for oral presentation|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||30||1:00||30:00||seminar preparation|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||9||1:00||9:00||Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||5||1:00||5:00||group learning|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||13:30||13:30||Review lecture material|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures underpin knowledge of pollution sources, regulations, impacts and control. Student seminars allow deeper more concentrated understanding and awareness of certain major pollutants and allow students to improve their presentation skills.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||30||1||M||30||Group presentation, with written handout, on a class of pollutants, effect, impacts and control, 30-50 minutes.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Examination is an appropriate way to assess theoretical understanding. The presentation assesses research and communication skills relating to in depth investigation of current thinking regarding Environmental pollutants.