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Sustainable Wastewater Treatment

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Yongqiang Liu
Academic year

Module overview

The module assumes a basic knowledge of conventional wastewater treatment systems. The course reinforces the importance of wastewater treatment for the protection of public health and draws attention both to the epidemiology of globally distributed water-borne and water-related disease and to growing concern over emerging micro-pollutants.

A more rigorous treatment of reactor hydraulic design and reaction kinetics is provided, which is then built upon by reference to a number of treatment options and technologies. These cover the spectrum from low-technology decentralised systems to advanced and tertiary treatment. Consideration is also given to the linking of unit processes and technologies in ways that may provide more sustainable solutions in an energy and resource-limited world.

Specific industrial wastewater treatment technologies are not covered in detail, but options for the effective management of trade effluents and any special requirements for on-site treatment of potentially toxic elements are dealt with. Process integration and optimization for industrial wastewater treatment are stressed for water use minimization, water reuse and water recycling.

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