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Unit of study_

CHNG5006: Advanced Wastewater Engineering

This unit of study addresses inter-related issues relevant to wastewater treatment including: the diverse nature of wastewater and its characteristics; an overview of conventional wastewater treatment options; the use of commercial software in designing and evaluating a range of advanced wastewater treatment options including biological nutrient removal; the potential role of constructed wetlands in domestic and industrial wastewater treatment; wastewater management in the food processing, resources, and coal seam gas production industries; researching advanced wastewater treatment options.

Code CHNG5006
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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General knowledge of wastewater treatment and the range of technologies currently used (equivalent to CHNG5005) OR the principles of biochemical engineering and their application in engineering (equivalent to CHNG3804).

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

  • LO1. use the available literature to research wastewater treatment options
  • LO2. recognise how treatment options vary between different industrial sectors (eg food processing; mining; coal seam gas production)
  • LO3. identify the sources of Wastewater and Wastewater as a renewable resource
  • LO4. characterise (domestic and industrial) wastewater
  • LO5. adapt knowledge and skills to identify how sewage treatment options vary with the wastewater and the required effluent quality
  • LO6. demonstrate understanding of complex wastewater issues such as water recycling and coal seam gas exploration
  • LO7. use commercial software for simulating sewage treatment plants.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.