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CS4008 - Water and Wastewater Engineering

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering (pre 2015)

Water, wastewater and stormwater treatment in the context of catchment management and sustainable development of our land, water and biological resources. The following topics are covered:Chemistry for water treatment methods of expressing concentration; physical properties of water; fundamentals of kinetics and equilibrium; pH and buffering techniques case studies involving chlorine, phosphorous and carbonates; the influence of pH on reaction equilibrium; project work.Water and wastewater treatment source selection; screening, sedimentation and flocculation; aeration; filtration; reverse osmosis; chlorination; disinfection; water quality standards and monitoring; catchment sources; pump stations; odour control; trade waste; primary and secondary treatment; clarifers; aerobic and anaerobic treatment; bio-solids; effluent reuse; biological nutrient removal.Catchment management and stormwater treatment the catchment context; catchment processes; water resource development; sustainability; natural resource management; water quality and aquatic ecology; urban stormwater management; water quantity and quality aspects; sediment and nutrient transport; management practices and treatments; case studies.

Learning Outcomes

  • introduce catchment management and stormwater treatment;
  • outline the theory and practice for design of water and wastewater treatment systems;
  • to provide an understanding of chemistry for water and wastewater treatment;
  • understand the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer with respect to water, wastewater and stormwater design and treatment.
Prerequisites: CS2002 and EG1010


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.