Introduces students to the principles and processes involved in the removal of contaminants from water. The unit covers physical, chemical, and biological treatment principles, and the application of these principles to the design of functioning water treatment plants.
Topic 1: Physical, chemical and biological considerations in water treatment
Topic 2: Treatment plant design components
Topic 3: Sedimentation
Topic 4: Biological treatment and microbiology
Topic 5: Activated sludge
Topic 6: Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR)
Topic 7: Water treatment modelling
Topic 8: Membrane reactors
Topic 9: Eco-technology
Topic 10: Potable water treatment
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||gain a comprehensive understanding of the engineering fundamentals associated with the treatment of contaminated water||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the options to treat water and wastewater based on engineering concepts||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||apply engineering principles to the design of water and waste water treatment plants to achieve relevant industry standards for water treatment||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||apply engineering solutions to the treatment of onsite waste water.||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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