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CS4008 - Water and Wastewater Engineering

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

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

  • calculate key design parameters for water and wastewater treatment units;
  • explain water quality parameters, water treatment regulations, water quality constraints and future directions in water and wastewater treatment and processing;
  • analyse and evaluate characteristics of constructed wetlands;
  • identify and employ catchment drainage management techniques to plan water sensitive urban design;
  • propose treatment unit requirements for various polluted water sources.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Technical report - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: 48 CREDIT POINTS OF UNDERGRADUATE SUBJECTS INCLUDING CS2002 AND EG1010 OR ADMITTANCE INTO MASTER OF ENGINEERING (PROF)

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coord/Lect: Mr Max Burns.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 17 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.