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 Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

Topic

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Introduction to Environmental Technology

§  Introduction and significance, Bioremediation technologies, Phytoremediation technologies, Biological environmental processes

 

6

Bio-indicators and their roles in monitoring environmental pollution

§  Introduction, Examples and bioindicator/biomonitor organisms, Using Organisms to Measure Environmental Impacts, Benefits and disadvantages of Bioindicators

 

6

Environmental technology and water resources

§  Major water compartments; groundwater, river, Lakes and wetlands and atmosphere, Potable water production, Parameters of water pollution: COD, BOD, pollution equivalents, Auto-epuration processes; natural attenuation, Waste water treatment: collection, aerobic, anaerobic, and small scale treatment

 

15

Environmental Bio-filters and wetlands

§  Bio-filters and Biofiltration, Wetland macrophytes characteristics and their roles, Design of a constructed wetland system

 

5

Environmental Technology and air pollution

§  Sources of Air Pollution and Problems of major pollutants, Air pollution abatement: physical-chemical techniques (oxidation, adsorption, absorption, condensation, dust removal) and biological techniques (biofilter, bioscrubber, biotrickling filter)

 

6

Sound pollution control technologies

§  Sources and dangers of sound pollution, Environmental technologies used in minimization of noise pollution

 

3

Solid wastes and environmental technologies

§  Types of solid waste streams: household, industrial, and specific waste streams, Characterizing risk from urban solid wastes, Treatment of waste streams: land filling, composting, incineration, sorting, recycling, Waste disposal Benefits and construction of Biogas

 

6

Soil Clean up

§  The legislative context, Techniques to remediate soils

 

3

Hazardous materials and Regulations

§  Nature and types of environmental hazardous materials, Issues involved in setting regulations, Technologies used in hazardous waste management treatment and disposal methods, Ecological restoration and environmental rehabilitation

6

Practical

4

 

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Hands-on work in the industry

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes