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Unit of study_

CHNG5005: Wastewater Engineering

Key learning objectives are to provide students with an overview of wastewater treatment and the range of technologies currently used. The key issues considered are: wastewater characterisation; the cost of wastewater treatment and disposal; the (Australian) regulatory framework; primary, secondary and tertiary treatment options; solids management and water reuse; process integration; an introduction to process simulation.

Code CHNG5005
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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Enrolment in this unit assumes that the student has successfully completed CHNG1103 (Mass and Energy Balances), CHNG2801 (Fluid Mechanics), CHNG2802 (Applied Mathematics), CHNG3803 (Chemical and Biological Process Design), CHNG3804 (Biochemical Engineering) and CHNG3805 (Particle Mechanics) or equivalent.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand alternative technologies (physical, chemical and biological) that may be used as effective treatments for domestic and industrial wastewaters.
  • LO2. Appreciate wastewater treatment as a complex multi-dimensional (operational, financial, environmental and regulatory) issue.
  • LO3. Work effectively in a group environment.
  • LO4. Communicate effectively both orally and via written reports.

Unit outlines

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