15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module provides students with an introduction to solute mixing, particularly focusing on the importance of how this can be described in one-dimensional water network models. Such network models are used to describe water quality effects in potable water distribution, urban drainage and river network simulations. The students will: analyse tracer data obtained in the laboratory; explore in depth, at least two different modelling approaches for describing the mixing mechanisms and outline a further research study. The module is assessed by a written research paper, which will require reading, interpretation and evaluation of academic literature, as well as formulating and coding original data analyses.

Staff Contact: GUYMER IAN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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