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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.

Details

Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit code CHNG5006
Unit name Advanced Wastewater Engineering
Session, year
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Semester 2, 2020
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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CHNG5005 OR CHNG3804.

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Chiew Hiet Wong, chiew.wong@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam (Take-home extended release) Type E final exam Exam
Open book exam with calculation, essay type, and simulation questions
40% Formal exam period 96 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Assignment group assignment Technical report
Written report (~20 pages) on a new technology
20% Week 06 3 weeks
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5
Assignment group assignment Simulation project
Students will run Biowin simulation to design a wastewater treatment plant
25% Week 09 3 weeks
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO7
Assignment Project
Individual written report (~10 pages) on coal seam gas exploration
15% Week 10 2 weeks
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
group assignment = group assignment ?
Type E final exam = Type E final exam ?

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, and the resources available to all students.

The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Introduction & wastewater characterisation (3 hr)  
Week 02 Industrial case study (3 hr)  
Week 03 Overview of sewage treatment (3 hr)  
Week 04 Biological nutrient removal (3 hr)  
Week 05 Simulating sewage treatment plants - Biowin Lecture 1 (3 hr)  
Week 06 Biowin Lecture 2 (3 hr)  
Week 07 Biowin Lecture 3 (3 hr)  
Week 08 Coal seam gas (3 hr)  
Week 09 Coal seam gas - Perspectives (3 hr)  
Week 10 Acid mine drainage (3 hr)  
Week 11 AMD case study (Wheal Jane) (3 hr)  
Week 12 Advanced oxidation processes (3 hr)  

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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 coal seam gas exploration and acid mine drainage
  • LO7. use commercial software for simulating sewage treatment plants.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
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