This module applies the principles of environmental engineering in the analysis and management of environmental pollution.
The aim of this Module is to provide the student with : An analysis of the distribution and movement of water and contaminants of the physical environment; between air, surface water, groundwater, and to apply the engineering principles involved in managing our living environmental systems.
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
1. Model the dispersion of air pollutants in the atmosphere and predict air quality.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of unit processes for the abatement and control of drinking water pollutants.
3. Carry out an environmental impact assessment.
4. Evaluate design and policy options for the abatement and control of water pollution.
1 Water Quality
Overview of the principles of air, water and land interaction and surface water quality management: Introduction of water quality and management; Fate of water pollutants in rivers and lakes; Drinking Water Quality standards, UK and EU Directives; Fundamentals of self-purification; Models used as quality predictive tools: Streeter Phelps equation.
2 Water Treatment
Coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection process.
3 Groundwater quality and management
Surface Water and Groundwater Interaction, Stream- Aquifer Interaction. Aquifer management.
4 Air quality and pollution management
Overview on sources of air pollution and monitoring and control of emissions of air pollutants; Dispersion of air pollutants in atmosphere; Air pollution modelling approaches and Indoor air pollution.
5 Environmental impact Assessment (EIA)
EIA procedure. Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Case studies and EIA of developments.
Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Interactive lectures will be used for imparting theories and concepts and for active enquiry. Tutorials will be used to develop skills of analysis, design, and problem solving. Students will have the opportunity to work in teams during tutorial classes. Modelling classes will be used to facilitate practical and participative learning. Within this module, the student is free to study in his or her own time. Questions with regard to the subject can be posted on a dedicated discussion forum, eliciting responses from fellow students. The teachers also regularly comment on the questions posted on this forum.
Teaching and Learning Work Loads
|Supervised Practical Activity||16|
|Unsupervised Practical Activity||0|
Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.
We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2018/19 , and may be subject to change for future years.