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CIVL8033 - Water Services Engineering

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Title:Water Services Engineering
Long Title:Water Services Engineering
Module Code:CIVL8033
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: LEONARD O DRISCOLL
Module Description: This module provides the learner with an advanced level study of Water Services including water and wastewater systems. Drinking water engineering design includes, assessment of water sources (quality and quantity), estimation of water demand, municipal drinking water treatment plant design and distibution system design. Municipal wastewater design includes the design of municipal wastewater treatment plants, as well as sludge disposal.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the water quality in a catchment and surface water
LO2 Operate water testing equipment, perform calculations and interpret results.
LO3 Identify sources of water demand and perform preliminary water treatment plant design
LO4 Perform preliminary design of water distribution systems
LO5 Carry out preliminary process design of a municipal wastewater treatment plant
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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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
Water sources and yield
The water cycle, surface waters, ground water, other resources.
Catchment Water Quality
Source water quality, standards and legislation, pollutant sources and types. Laboratory experiments and reports.
Water supply
Water demand, drinking water quality parameters, drinking water standards and legislation.
Water treatment
Water treatment process design, screening, coagulation and flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, fluoridation, disinfection, sludge treatment and disposal, advanced treatment methods.
Water distribution systems
Storage reservoirs, pipe materials, pipeline design and construction, distribution network design.
Wastewater sources
Sources and types of wastewater. Quantification of loads. Collection systems.
Wastewater treatment plant design
Preliminary, primary, secondary and tertiary treatment. Sludge treatment and disposal.
Wastewater Discharge
Discharge standards and quality assessment, modelling techniques.
Systems philosophy
Integrated drainage area strategies and the application of systems thinking on a catchment wide basis
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work25.00%
End of Module Formal Examination75.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Water supply system design 3,4 15.0 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation Perform basic water sampling and analysis. Lab report. 2 10.0 Week 3
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-semester final examination 1,3,4,5 75.0 End-of-Semester
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 Theory and application 2.73 Every Week 2.73
Tutorial Problem solving 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Experiment plus report 2.0 Twice per semester 0.27
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision, preparation of assessment material 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.73
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 Theory and application 1.73 Every Week 1.73
Tutorial Problem Solving 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Lab Experiment and report 2.0 Twice per semester 0.27
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision, preparation of assessment material 4.5 Every Week 4.50
Total Hours 8.73
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • EPA 1997, Wastewater treatment manual, EPA Wexford [ISBN: 1899965467]
  • DVWK 2000, ATV-DVWK-A 131E Dimensioning single-stage activated sludge plants, GFA Publishing Hennef [ISBN: 9783935669962]
  • EPA 2018, River basin management plan for Ireland (2018-2021)
  • Don D Ratnayaka, Malcolm J Brandt and Michael Johnson 2016, Tworts water supply, Seventh Ed Ed., Butterworth-Heinemann Oxford [ISBN: 9780750668439]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Metcalf and Eddy 2014, Wastewater engineering: Treatment and resource recovery, Fifth Ed Ed., McGraw-Hill New York [ISBN: 9781259010798]
  • N.F. Gray 2010, Water technology, Third Ed., IWA Publishing London [ISBN: 9781856177054]
  • EPA 2018, Code of Practice - Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems, EPA Wexford
  • EPA 1995, EPA Water treatment manual - Filtration, EPA Wexford
  • EPA 2011, Water treatment manual - Disinfection, EPA Wexford [ISBN: 9781840954210]
  • EPA 2000, Water treatment manual - Coagulation, flocculation & clarification, EPA Wexford [ISBN: 1840950900]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CSTRU_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Structural Engineering 5 Mandatory
CR_CCEEE_9 Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy) 5 Mandatory
CR_CSTEN_9 Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering 5 Mandatory

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