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CHEP7009 - Process Waste Management

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Title:Process Waste Management
Long Title:Process Waste Management
Module Code:CHEP7009
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Chemical & Process Eng
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Author: AISLING O GORMAN
Module Description: This module covers the current state of the environment in Ireland focusing on current areas of concern and the relevant legislation. Having established a baseline for the state of the Irish environment, the students evaluate a selected industrial process using the BAT, or Best Available Techniques, approach of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control and Industrial Emissions Directives for sustainable resource and energy use, environmental management and treatment and abatement of emissions.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Critically assess the current state of the environment in Ireland in the context of the current regulatory framework, sustainability principles and environmental ethics.
LO2 Characterise the constituents of all waste streams arising from a selected industrial activity
LO3 Critique and revise an existing IPPC licence application using Best Available Techniques for a selected industrial activity
LO4 Defend the revised licence application demonstrating that the appropriate emission limit values for each category of emission have been met
LO5 Design a Biological Waste Treatment Facility incorporating primary, secondary and tertiary treatment
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).
Equilibrium Separations
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
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Regulatory Framework, Reporting Requirements, Guidance Documents
Sustainability, biodiversity and habitats, environmental ethics. Water Framework Directive, Waste Framework Directive, Overview of Industrial Emissions and IPPC Directives, Environmental Enforcement, Emissions by Industrial Sector, Best Available Techniques (BAT), BAT Reference Documents (BREF) for different classes of activity, Review of IPPC licences for selected class of activity, Content of Annual Environmental Reports (AER), European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR), Solid wastes, Hazardous waste
Classification of Pollutants and Characterisation of Wastes
Classification of pollutants by source, type and effect. Physical, chemical, biological characteristics, e.g. BOD, COD, ThOD, nitrogen, solids, toxicity, volatility, etc. Flow and concentration characteristics, Typical values and limits.
Biological Waste Water Treatment Methods
Aerobic/anaerobic systems, suspended and attached growth processes. Specific treatment systems, e.g. activated sludge and related processes, rotating biological contacters, trickling filters, anaerobic digestion, nitrification/denitrification. Removal of other materials, e.g. phosphorous, halogens. Operating regimes for chemical/pharmaceutical wastes.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Critically assess the current state of the environment in Ireland in light of the current legislation. This assessment must be informed by ethical and sustainable principles. 1 15.0 Week 4
Essay Interim Report 2,3,4 25.0 Week 8
Short Answer Questions Biological Waste Treatment Calculations 3,5 10.0 Week 10
Project Revision of an existing IPPC licence application in light of current BAT 2,3,4 35.0 Sem End
Oral Examination/Interview Defence of revised IPPC licence application demonstrating that relevant ELV's have been met 2,3,4 15.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

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 Classroom Instruction 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Solution to environmental engineering design problems 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Project Work 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Project Work 2.0 Every Week 2.00
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 Classroom instruction 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Solution to environmental engineering design problems 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Project Work 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 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
  • George Tchobanoglous, Franklin L. Burton & H. David Stensel 2003, Wastewater Engineering (Metcalf & Eddy), 4th Ed., McGraw Hill [ISBN: 0-07-112250-8]
  • Freeman, H.M. 1997, Standard Handbook of Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal, Second Ed., McGraw Hill [ISBN: 0070220441]
  • Environmental Protection Authority 1997, Waste Water Treatment Manuals Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Treatment, EPA Johnstown, Wexford
Supplementary Book Resources
  • M L Davis 2007, Introduction to Environmental Engineering, 4th Ed., McGraw Hill Publications [ISBN: 9780072424119]
  • Bruce E. Rittmann and Perry L. McCarty 2001, Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications, 1st Ed., McGraw Hill [ISBN: 0-07-118184-9]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECPEN_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering 6 Mandatory
CR_SESST_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology 8 Mandatory

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