ENMP544-18B (HAM)

Environmental Technology Water and Wastewater 2

15 Points

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Faculty of Science and Engineering
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School of Engineering


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Paper Description

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This is an inter-disciplinary course covering topics selected from water resources and their management, environmental chemistry, ground water hydrology, water and wastewater engineering, chemical and microbial aspects of water quality, water pollution, remediation, ecotoxicity and ecological engineering.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through lectures, tutorials, seminars, labs and field trips. The course is self-directed, where the students pick a topic from the following water and wastewater treatment and environmental problems:

Tannery waste water - chromium recovery and waste water treatment
Dairy farm effluent - recycle the water and reduce demand on bore water or river water
Paunch grass - treatment options e.g. composting, fermentation, ligno-cellulosics, pyrolysis
Waste water treatment plant sludge - disposal - e.g. landfill, vermicast, composting and other uses
Inghams DAF sludge - potential uses, disposal, treatment
Bore water - treatment to remove metals and silca content
Geothermal water for reinjection - removal of silica so the pipes don't clog up
Dealing with endocrine disruptors when recycling waste water
Environmental effects of high and low pH waste water disposal

and carry out a literature review on the subject area, providing background, extent of the problem, treatment options, what resource consents, trade waste legislation, etc. is applicable, characterise the feedstock (composition), and recommend a treatment process.

During the lecture slots, students will give feedback on their progress and the lecturers will provide advice on how to progress with their topic.

In addition to the project, there are three labs and three field trips (carried out at the same time as for ENMP241 Environmental Technology).

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Be able to carry out a literature review on a specific environmental problem
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  • Be able to investigate a range of possible solutions to the environmental problem
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  • Be able to determine what local and national environmental laws are relevant for the environmental problem
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  • Be able to assess the social and cultural impacts of the environmental problem
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  • Be able to select a solution for the environmental problem that accounts for local and national environmental legislation and social and cultural needs
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  • Be able to document and present their findings to a general audience
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The assessment for the course will consist of:

Project - 40% of course grade (report 30% and presentation 10%)

Labs - 20% of course grade

Field trips - 10% of course grade

Test - 30% of course grade

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Report and Presentation
28 Sep 2018
5:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Presentation: In Class
2. Labs
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Field trips
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Test
4 Oct 2018
1:00 PM
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Metcalf & Eddy, Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Resource Recovery, 5th Edition.

Perry & Green, Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, 7th Edition or later

Baird & Cann, Environmental Chemistry, 4th Edition or later

Atlas & Philp, Bioremediation, Applied Microbial Solutions for Real-World Environmental Cleanup

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Online Support

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Online support will be provided through Moodle.
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Two hours of contact per week through lectures (24 hours), eight x three hour labs/field trips over the 12 weeks (24 hours), and the remainder (100 hours) is independent study, assignments and reports.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Corequisite papers: ENMP543 is recommended



Restricted papers: ENMP541

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