10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The course aims to achieve an understanding of the nature and treatment methodologies of liquid effluents, including best practice in the use of water, waste minimisation, recycling and re-use, and a knowledge of legislation pertinent to liquid effluents. The course will enable students to appreciate the importance of water and liquid effluents to the economic, legal and environmental aspects of a process and to be able to confidently and professionally approach any liquid effluent treatment problem.The students will be required to gain knowledge of the water industry, water use, legislation, characteristics of wastewaters and effluents, pollutant reduction and treatment strategies, unit operations (physical, biological and chemical), contaminated waterways, clean or cleaner technologies and novel treatment methodologies, safety, costs and cost balances/forecasts and a number of case studies.

Staff Contact: Dr J Pandhal
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Notes: Forms an integral part of a degree programme accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Energy Institute, and part of MChem and MEng degrees accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK