Engineering

ECMM110 - Water and Environmental Systems (2010)

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MODULE TITLEWater and Environmental Systems CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM110 MODULE CONVENERProf Guangtao Fu (Coordinator), Prof Slobodan Djordjevic, Prof David Butler FREng, Prof Fayyaz Ali Memon
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
The general aim of this module is to enable students to develop a systems approach in designing, controlling, modelling and managing water resources and environmental engineering projects. Students will develop the ability to break down the complex natural processes occurring in the environment and engineered activities into simplified systems, which can then be modelled and controlled. They will gain a working knowledge of computer-based and numerical-based methods for planning and management.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Part 1 Core Themes: Engineering economics for water and environmental projects: Linear Programming; Non-linear Programming; Dynamic Programming. Part 2 Elective Themes. Water Supply Engineering and Management: Water Demand Forecasting; Surface Water Systems; Groundwater Systems; Water Distribution Systems. Water Excess Engineering and Management: Urban Stormwater Management Systems; Floodplain Management Systems; Operation of Surface Water Systems for Flood Control. Water Quality Management: Water Quality Prediction and Control; River Quality Control Systems; Lake and Estuarine Quality Control Systems. Ecological Modelling: Nitrification and denitrification; Kinetic Systems; Steady-State Models. Environmental Systems: Reactor Models; Physical, Chemical and Biological Unit Processes; Engineered Systems for Wastewater treatment; Engineered Systems for air pollution control; Engineered Systems for Resource and energy recovery.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
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

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Peavy H S, Rowe D R & Tchobanoglou G Environmental Engineering International edition McGraw Hill 1985 000-0-071-00231-6 [Library]
Set Mays, L Water Resources Handbook McGraw Hill Education 1996 000-0-070-41150-6 [Library]
Set Mays, L and Tung, Yeou-Koung Hydrosystems Engineering and Management McGraw Hill Education 1992 000-0-070-41446-8 [Library]
Set Tebbutt, T.H.Y Principles of Water Quality Control Butterworth Heinemann 1998 000-0-750-63658-0 [Library]
Set Nazaroff; W and Alvarez-Cohen; Lisa Environmental Engineering Science John Wiley & Sons 2001 000-0-471-14494-0 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM3125
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined