ENVE4401 Contaminant Fate and Transport
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit covers both the chemical and physical processes relevant to the transport of contaminants through the natural environment and the contaminants' eventual fate—either destruction or long-term storage. Students learn about the processes that govern the fate and transport of many classes of contaminants in three major environmental media—surface water, the subsurface environment and the atmosphere. Topics such as photochemical smog, acid sulphate soils and the mobility of fertilisers are covered.
- Students are able to (1) apply knowledge of engineering fundamentals; (2) communicate effectively; (3) undertake problem identification; (4) utilise a systems approach to design; (5) function effectively as an individual; (6) function effectively in a multidisciplinary team; (7) understand the principles of sustainable design; (8) articulate key chemical concepts and processes of significance for contaminant cycling in the environment; (9) quantify temporal and spatial scales of importance for the fate and transport of pollutants in the environment; (10) define control volumes and use a systems approach to solve environmental contamination problems; (11) assimilate presented data and utilise it for problem solving; (12) provide estimations of contaminant concentrations under given scenarios; and (13) compare estimated contaminant concentrations with appropriate Australian environmental guidelines..
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments and (2) a final examination. 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 Greg Ivey
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation
Chemical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: [CHEM1101 Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (or equivalent)
CHEM1001 Chemistry—Properties and Energetics (or equivalent)]
(ENVE2602 Environmental Fluid Mechanics
- Advisable prior study:
- Environmental specialisation: ENSC3013 Environmental Systems; Chemical specialisation: ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics
ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics and Kinetics
- ENVE3606 Contaminant Fate and Transport
Hemond, H. F. and Fechner, E. J. Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment: Academic Press c.1994
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.