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ENVI6002 - Environmental Instrumentation

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Title: Environmental Instrumentation
Long Title:Environmental Instrumentation and Pollution Monitoring
Module Code:ENVI6002
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Environmental Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 10 programme(s)
Next Review Date: May 2017
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: EAMONN BUTLER
Module Description: This module provides an introduction to environmental measuring technologies.The module will draw extensively from EPA resources and reports with particular reference to sources and types of pollution arising from industrial facilities, agriculture, transport and energy production
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify the various sources of pollution that contribute to the potential degradation of the environment with particular reference to industrial and agricultural development in Ireland
LO2 Use EPA resources and reports to obtain scientific information on environmental issues with particular reference to air and water quality monitoring
LO3 Use in line probes to acquire and analyse data on a variety of water and air quality parameters.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Sources of Pollution and IPPC licensing
Pollution: Main sources of contamination in soil, air and water. Introduction to air and water emission monitoring. European legislation, Water framework directive, CAFE Directive
Water and Air Quality
Groundwater vs surface water.Inline measurement of pH, conductivity, turbidity, DO, TOC, phosphates, nitrates, chlorine etc. Introduction to potable water and wastewater treatment, both industrial and municipal. Ambient air vs stack emissions. Measurement of CO,CO2,Ozone,particulates,SOX and NOX.
Waste and recycling:
Incineration, site remediation, hazardous waste, carbon footprint, introduction to recycling. Air abatement techniques
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Assessment 1,2 35.0 Sem End
Short Answer Questions Assessment 1,2 35.0 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Experiment and lab report 3 30.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Couse materail 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Experiment plus report 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study and report writing 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Course material 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Lab Experiment plus report 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Directed study 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Study and report writing 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • editors, Ian L. Pepper, Charles P. Gerba, Mark L. Brusseau; photography & technical editor, K. L. Josephson; copy editor, E. R. Loya 2006, Environmental & pollution science, 2 Ed., Elsevier [ISBN: 0-12-551503-0]
  • Nigel Mason, Peter Hughes; with Randall McMullan,... [et al.]; with a foreword by Sir John Houghton, Introduction to environmental physics [ISBN: 0-7484-0765-0]
  • Al Gore 2006, An inconvenient truth, Bloomsbury London [ISBN: 0-7475-8906-2]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • EPA 2013, Integrated Water Quality Report 2011
  • EPA 2013, Air Quality Monitoring Report
  • EPA 2013, Emissions form IPPC Industry: Quantifying Pollution Trends & Regulatory Effectiveness
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SCHQA_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Analytical Chemistry with Quality Assurance 2 Mandatory
CR_SESST_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology 2 Mandatory
CR_SESST_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology 3 Elective
CR_SINEN_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Instrument Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_SCHEM_7 Bachelor of Science in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2 Mandatory
CR_SPHYS_7 Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Instrumentation 2 Mandatory
CR_SPHYS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Physics and Instrumentation 2 Mandatory
CR_SCHEM_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Chemistry 2 Mandatory
CR_SOMNI_8 Physical Sciences (Common Entry) 2 Mandatory
CR_SOMNI_7 Physical Sciences (Common Entry) 2 Mandatory

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