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Water Pollution

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Ian Williams
Academic year

Module overview

An understanding of the physical, chemical and biological processes involved during contamination of air, water and soil is essential if society is going to effectively monitor and control the effects of pollution using modern technology and engineering practices. A huge range of pollutants may be released into the environment during everyday domestic, leisure, industrial and commercial activities and many of these contaminants are potentially harmful to human health and the environment. In this module, we will focus on the origins, pathways and consequences of anthropogenic pollutants in the environment as well as discussing the various approaches to pollution control and remediation. Students will use their knowledge and skills to complete assignments that will test the learning outcomes for the module.

This module does not have any pre-requisites, but some background in chemistry and biology is preferred. Students will be required to perform mathematical activities.