2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
CIVE3420 Wastewater Engineering
10 creditsClass Size: 100
Module manager: Dr. Akintunde Babatunde
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2023/24
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Objectives- To understand the design and operational concepts behind wastewater treatment and the collection of sewage.
- To understand the options available for the treatment and disposal of sewage sludge.
On completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Understand the different processes involved in the conventional treatment of wastewater
2. Understand the design principles that underpin the collection and treatment of wastewater
3. Understand the key operational parameters that underspin successful wastewater treatment systems
4. Develop the ability to be able to analyse, characterise and describe the performance of different wastewater treatment systems and individual components through the use of analytical methods.
5. Develop a knowledge and understanding of how to apply mathematical and statistical methods, tool and notations to the analysis of wastewater treatment systems and to developing solutions to wastewater engineering problems.
Use of Knowledge
The course overall will cover the physical, chemical and microbiological processes involved in wastewater treatment and the design of the upstream (sewage collection) and downstream (sludge treatment and disposal) systems.
This will include:
1) the design of sewer systems: separate, combined and partially separate; and the impact of combined sewer overflows (CSOs).
2) the wastewater treatment system to include the following: BOD removal kinetics (first and second order) in completely mixed, plug flow and dispersed flow reactors; application to design of biofilters and reactor; biological reactor design; application to activated sludge processes; microbial ecology of wastewater treatment processes and operations of trickling filters.
3) sludge treatment to include: thickening, anaerobic digestion, dewatering, composting, incineration, drying, disposal to land, other disposal options.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||73.00|
|Total Contact hours||27.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Opportunities for Formative Feedback1 x seminar
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Interim Assessment||20.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||20.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||3 hr 00 mins||80.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||80.00|
Resit 100% exam
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