SEV328 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
2017 unit information
2018 is the final offering of this unit
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 2 x 2 hour practicals per trimester. Students must attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.
The unit will address the following areas:
- 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; characterization of water and sampling; Physical, chemical and microbiological characteristics; Australian Drinking Water guidelines and WHO guidelines for drinking water
- Water treatment processes - coagulation, rapid mixing, flocculation, sedimentation, flotation, filtration, Ion exchange, adsorption, disinfection, aeration, water softening, membrane processes, Iron and Manganese removal, water plant residual management.
- Preliminary and primary wastewater treatment – Wastewater characteristics, pollutant loading, flow measurements, screening, grit removal, primary sedimentation.
- Secondary treatment processes - overview of biological treatment processes, wastewater microbiology, aerobic treatment processes, anaerobic treatment processes, biological nutrient removal, bio-solids – handling, processing, beneficial use.
- Natural treatment systems - pond treatment processes, aquatic treatment systems, land filtration, grass filtration, wetland.
Examination 60%, water treatment report 15%, wastewater treatment and laboratory reports 25%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination and a mark of at least 40% on the wastewater treatment and laboratory reports.
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