Courses Catalogue

Environmental Technology

COURSE CODE: ENV2205
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

This course examines the technological tools that are available in environmental management and conservation. Environmental Hydrology especially potable water production, wastewater treatment techniques, Phyto-remediation, and other forms of environmental pollution remediation. The course also covers current waste management practices, and environmental effects, governing legislation, regulatory practices and enforcement, integrated waste management components, landfill site selection, development of waste management system applications.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

 

Environmental Remediation methods are very significant in developing student’s ability/ skills for restoring the damaged ecosystems and preventing extinction of species and their habitats. Students will be equipped with technological skill development, environmental application, and solving problems for both natural and artificial environments. This course is also designed to increase knowledge and understanding of ecosystem stresses, management, conservation, and rehabilitation through soil/environmental clean up practices.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

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

§  Explain and show understanding of different environmental remediation technologies for land, water, biodiversity, and air environments.

§  Explain bio indicator organisms and their roles in monitoring environmental pollution

§  Explain bio-filters and wetland roles in containing environmental pollutants, especially from wastewater

§  Describe the significance of ground water, aquifers, and runoff.

§  List some of the benefits and drawbacks of recycling of materials

§  Describe the problems associated with incineration as a method of waste disposal.

§  Describe how hazardous wastes are managed and list five technologies used in their disposal

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

A student completing the course is expected to:

§  Describe and explain the function of environmental technical process that can be used in order to minimize pollutions to air or water.

§  Discuss advantages and disadvantages for different environmental technical solutions.

§  Independently collect information from scientific literature and other information sources, make a compilation of this information, and analyse it in a written report.

§  Demonstrate knowledge of management of municipal solid waste in relation to economic changes in technology, awareness, and involvement of citizens.