Water and Waste Water Treatment Engineering
Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Engineering Science, Environmental Engineering
Taught In English
ENB201 or ENB280Assumed Knowledge: ENB274 is assumed knowledge.
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewSynopsis:The provision of a safe, wholesome and adequate supply of water and the proper treatment, disposal, and reuse of wastewater are essential for protecting human health and well-being. Water and wastewater treatment are required for the control of water-born diseases and the provision of proper sanitation for urban, rural, and recreational areas. Water and wastewater treatment engineering is a major field of civil and environmental engineering and is manifested by sound principles and practice in terms of solving sanitation problems.Learning OutcomesOn completion of this unit you should be able to:
- Understand the fundamentals and the importance of water and wastewater transfer and treatment in municipal engineering.
- Understand the principles of water and wastewater treatment including: physical, chemical, and biological treatment principles and the impacts of water pollutants on human health and the environment;
- Apply the fundamental principles of water and wastewater treatment in designing water and wastewater treatment schemes to remove pollutants;
- Understand the options available for water recycling and reuse and managing the residues resulting from water and wastewater treatment.
The above schedule may be slightly re-arranged. Tutorials will be run in most weeks.Approaches to Teaching and LearningTeaching Mode: 3 hours per weekLecture: 2Tutorial: 1This unit will be delivered in the form of formal lectures, site visits to a water treatment and sewerage treatment plant and tutorials. Students will be given the opportunity to report on the site activity and express their views by providing recommendations and conclusions.
- The Water Cycle, Surface Water, Groundwater and Water Quality Issues including Drinking Water Guidelines
- Population Growth, Concept of Unit Processes, Chemical Dosing, Sedimentation/Clarification and Filtration
- Field Trip to North Pine WTP or Mt Crosby WTP
- Disinfection and other Unit Processes
- Membrane Processes, Distribution and Reticulation Systems
- Water Recycling and Reuse
- Online Quiz on Water Treatment Section
- Introduction to Wastewater Treatment
- General Principles of Wastewater Treatment
- Unit Processes in Wastewater Treatment. Grit and Screenings, Primary Sedimentation
- Field Trip to Luggage Point WWTP
- Biological Treatment. Trickling Filters and Activated Sludge including Biological Nutrient removal Treatment of Sludges, Tertiary Treatment, Self Purification in Rivers and Streams
- Online Quiz on Wastewater Treatment Section Submit Field Trip Assignments and Exam Briefing/ Revision
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.