ECMM146 - Mathematical Modelling of Waste Water Treatment Processes (2016)

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MODULE TITLEMathematical Modelling of Waste Water Treatment Processes CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM146 MODULE CONVENER Thomas Arnot (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 3 weeks
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 14
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

Waste water treatment connects with the water cycle in relation to environmental protection. Traditional technologies treat waste water in order to discharge to the environment without causing negative impacts, whereas new treatment strategies are starting to consider waste water treatment with a view to water recycling.

You will be introduced to the design and modelling approaches relevant for designing biological and chemical / physical waste water treatment technologies. You will also be introduced to methods of solving such models with regard to process design and simulation.

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module aims to introduce you to the process of model development in relation to selected biological, chemical and physical technologies for waste water treatment. The development of mass balance equations will be coupled with kinetics and stoichiometry in order to develop design equations, which can also be used for the purposes of simulation.

The course will build on a traditional undergraduate course in chemical engineering or similar and prior courses in process modelling would be an advantage, but are not required.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

This is a constituent module of one or more degree programmes which are accredited by a professional engineering institution under licence from the Engineering Council. The learning outcomes for this module have been mapped to the output standards required for an accredited programme, as listed in the current version of the Engineering Council’s ‘Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ document (AHEP-V3).

 

This module contributes to learning outcomes: SM1m-SM6m, SM1fl-SM3fl, EA1m-EA6m, EA1fl-EA3fl, D1m-D3m, D7m, D8m, D1fl-D3fl, ET2m, ET2fl, ET4m, ET4fl, G1m-G4m, G1fl-G4-fl

 

A full list of the referenced outcomes is provided online: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/subjects/engineering/accreditation/

 

The AHEP document can be viewed in full on the Engineering Council’s website, at http://www.engc.org.uk/

 

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge: SM1m, SM1fl, SM2m, SM3m, SM4m, SM2fl, SM5m, SM6m, SM3fl, EA1m, EA2m, EA3m, EA1fl, EA4m, EA5m, EA6m, EA3fl, EA2fl, D1m, D2m, D3m, D1fl, D7m, D2fl, D8m, D3fl, ET2m, ET2fl, ET4m, ET4fl, G1m-G4m, G1fl-G4-fl

1. Awareness of water availability, water based pollutants, and their sources and impacts.

2. Set up mass balances for different waste water treatment technologies

3. Analyse stoichiometry and yield coefficients

4. Describe and analyse biochemical reactions

5. Describe and measure gas-liquid mass transfer of oxygen

 

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge: SM4m, SM2fl, SM5m, SM6m, SM3fl, EA4m, EA6m, EA3fl, D2m, D3m, D1fl, D7m, D2fl, D8m, D3fl, ET2m, ET2fl, ET4m, ET4fl

6. Understand the development of mathematical process models

7. Develop model simulations – Excel

8. Demonstrate modelling and analysis of common biological wastewater treatment technologies

9. Demonstrate modelling and analysis of novel waste water treatment processes

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge: G1m-G4m, G1fl-G4-fl

10. Show enhanced independent learning

11. Demonstrate improved analytical and numerical skills in mathematical modelling of waste water treatment
 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Introduction to mass balances, stoichiometry, kinetics and biochemical reactions (Week 1 of the course)

Oxygen mass transfer: supply and analysis (Week 1)

Activated sludge, trickling filters (Week 1)

Anaerobic digestion: Water and Energy (Week 2)

Membrane technology and Membrane bioreactors (Week 2)

Algal photo-bioreactors (Week 3)

 


 

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 36.00 Guided Independent Study 114.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning activities 24 Lectures
Scheduled learning activities 12 Tutorials
Guided independent studies 114 Assessment preparation, private study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
 
Questions posed and answered in the class (for two tests and 1 take home test or otherwise) N/A All Verbal
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Take home coursework 33 Students will be given coursework to take home in Week 1 of the course and will return it in Week 2. All Written
Take home coursework 33 Students will be given coursework to take home in Week 2 of the course and will return it in Week 3. All Written
Written test in the class 34 60 minutes in Week 3 of the course. All Written
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-assessment
In class tests None N/A N/A
Take home test Take home test All Aug/Sept
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If you fail assessment (as defined above) or are deferred you will be reassessed via another 'take home test' which will be set in Aug/Sep and you will have 1 week to complete and return it. Your final mark for the module will be 100% based on this test.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Basic reading:

 

ELE:  http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

 

Other Resources:

 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Brian Hahn, Dan Valentine Essential Matlab for Engineers & Scientists Academic Press 2009 978-0-12-374883-6 [Library]
Set P M Doran Bioprocess Engineering Principles 2nd Academic Press 978-0-12-220851-5 [Library]
Set G Tchobanoglous, H D Stensel, R Tsuchihashi, F L Burton Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Resource Recovery 5th Metcalf & Eddy/AECOM 2013 978-0-07-340118-8 [Library]
Set M Henze, M C M van Loosdrecht, GA Ekama and D Brdjanovic Biological Wastewater Treatment: Principles, Modelling and Design 1st IWA Publishing 2008 978-1-84-339188-3 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Wednesday 11 November 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 08 February 2017
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined