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SEN740 - Water Treatment Processes

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Not available from 2015

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

 Jega Jegatheesan





Incompatible with:

SEN726, SEN742 and SEN733

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


Topics to be addressed in this unit include: introduction to water treatment; historical development of water treatment technology; health and environmental concerns; evolution of water treatment technology; water quality - water pollutant and their sources; physical and chemical quality; characterisation of water and sampling; physical, chemical and microbiological characteristics; Australian drinking water guidelines 2004 and WHO guidelines for drinking water 2004; water treatment: conventional processes, screening and grit removal; sedimentation; coagulation and flocculation; flotation; rapid sand filtration; slow sand filtration and pressure filtration; disinfection and oxidation by-products; aeration; and softening; water treatment - advanced processes, membrane processes; micro-, nano- and ultra-filtration, reverse osmosis, electro-dialysis; absorption; ion exchange; oxidation; residual management - thickening, dewatering, resource recovery, beneficial usage.


Two assignments (15% each) 30%, examination 60%, design report 10%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

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