Water Supply and Treatment

Department of Civil Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences


Code 17158

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Pre-requisite modules LC Fluid Flow Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (04 21831)LI Floods and River Systems (04 17151)

Other pre-requisites None

Module description

This module provides an introduction to water quality control, by examining the processes used for the treatment of wastewater and the production of drinking water. Initially the basic concepts of each process will be examined, with the lectures emphasising the theoretical aspects and the tutorial exercises providing illustrations of design practice. The individual unit processes will then be integrated into process streams that typically would be used to produce drinking water. A brief introduction to current European and UK legislation will be given. Similar sequences will be followed for wastewater treatment and sewage sludge disposal.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, tutorials, problem-based learning