ENVE5502 Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Resource Recovery
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit presents a current and modern overview of water and wastewater engineering with a focus on the treatment and reuse in a broad environmental context. The fields of water and wastewater engineering have evolved more recently into a modern field of engineering following important advances in the technologies used in primary disciplines such as environmental chemistry and microbiology. In particular, major advances/changes have occurred with respect to (1) the characterisation of constituents found in wastewater, both in terms of range and detection limits; (2) a greater fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of biological wastewater treatment; (3) the application of advanced treatment methods for the removal of specific constituents; (4) the increased emphasis on the management of biosolids resulting from the treatment of wastewater; and (5) the issuance of more comprehensive and restrictive permit requirements for the discharge and reuse of treated wastewater.
- Students are able to (1) use figures and text to demonstrate their knowledge of wastewater treatment processes; (2) communicate an understanding of wastewater engineering and water reuse in a precise and logical fashion; (3) perform a computer laboratory exercise to discover knowledge pertaining to wastewater engineering; (4) practise enquiry-based thinking to investigate issues in wastewater treatment and management; (5) discuss the principles of sustainable water management in the context of reuse; (6) explain and understand the implications of treatment efficiency in the local, regional and global context; (7) explain the nature of transboundary issues in water resource management and general principles for mitigating these issues; (8) explain the principles of sustainable water management and the linkage to reuse schemes in Australia and the world; and (9) critically discuss the distribution of water resources worldwide and pressures and threats from population growth and climate change.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignments; (2) collaborative learning; and (3) group project. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Anas Ghadouani
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation);
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology; for pre-2012 courses: none
- ENVE4609 Water and Wastewater Treatment
- Contact hours
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