Courses Catalogue

Public Health Engineering

COURSE CODE: CIV3213
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

CONTACT HOURS

Introduction to Sanitary Engineering

·        Definitions, vectors and diseases, rodents, communicable diseases, sub-standard housing, In door ETS pollution.

·        Environmental transmission routes and measures to counter disease

(03 HOURS )

Solid Waste Management

·        Solid waste generation rates and quantification, solid waste sorting, biodegradable and non-degradable waste.

·        Functional elements of solid waste management – generation, storage, collection, transportation, treatment and ultimate disposal

·        Composting and Hazardous waste management

(06 HOURS )

Aspects of Water and Waste Water Quality

·        Physical and chemical water and wastewater characteristics

·        Bacteriological water and wastewater characteristics

·        Laboratory work

(06 HOURS )

Onsite Sanitation

·        Introduction – Objectives and definition of sanitation, historical developments in sanitation, sanitation

·        Coverage, definition of sewage, sewage strength, factors affecting selection of a sanitation system.

·        Types of on-site sanitation systems – Various types of non-water borne (traditional pit latrines and

·        Improved latrines, ROEC, compost latrines) and water borne sanitation systems (aquaprivy, vaults, cesspools, septic tanks and pour flush toilets)

·        Ecological sanitation systems (Dry urine diverting ecosan systems)

(15 HOURS )

Sewered (Offsite) Sanitation

·        Introduction – Some definitions, contaminants of concern in wastewater treatment, Classifications and

·        comparison of wastewater treatment methods,

·        Waste stabilization ponds (WSPs) – Types and advantages of waste stabilization ponds, process of wastewater treatment in waste stabilization ponds, principles of pond design – Anaerobic, facultative and maturation ponds; pond lay out, pond construction, operation and maintenance of WSPs, Recent techno logy developments.

·        Conventional wastewater treatment – Preliminary treatment, primary sedimentation, Trickling filters,

·        Activated Sludge Systems (ASS), Operation and maintenance of sewerage systems

·        Self-purification in surface water bodies.

(15 HOURS )

Practical

(45 HOURS )

 

MODE OF DELIVERY

·        Lectures

·        Reading assignments

·        Practical assignments

·        Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

·        Whiteboard and Markers

·        Flip Charts

·        LCD Projectors

·        CDs, DVDs and Tapes