Courses Catalogue

Water Treatment

COURSE CODE: CIV7103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course presents the fundamentals and applications of various advanced physical and chemical unit operations and processes for controlling drinking water quality. The course covers general overview on the standard, regulations, and goals of drinking water quality, organic chemistry for environmental studies, and a detailed discussion of the theory, design, and operation of advanced physical and chemical unit processes, including but not limited to, sorption, centrifugation, osmotic pressure, membrane separation, chemical oxidation and advanced oxidation, UV technology, and disinfection.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

To develop a basic knowledge about the concept of unit operations and processes in water and wastewater treatment and apply the same in the field application.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·         Discuss on fundamental of water chemistry;

·         Characterize the constituents found in potable water and wastewater;

·         Define common physical, chemical and biological unit operations encountered in treatment processes;

·         Discuss on the fundamentals of water treatment;

·         Define water quality data;

·         Characterize water and wastewater; and

·         Design of a water treatment plants.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to;

§     Describe water quality standards and regulations

§     Define the capability of conducting experiments used for the design and operation of water treatment systems and analyzing and interpreting the data

§     Apply and extend the theory of unit operations and processes to water quality control

§     Describe an advanced unit operations and processes for water quality control

§     Design several components of engineered systems and processes used for water treatment.