WATER TREATMENT AND DESALINATION (CCE)

SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHH324740
Module Leader Martin MacDonald
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
Trimesters
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

Water chemistry, conventional treatment processes (e.g., coagulation, flocculation, media filtration and disinfection), membrane filtration (e.g., reverse osmosis, electrodialysis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration and microfiltration), sorption, ion exchange and thermal processes. Desalination and reuse, applications of desalination, desalination technologies, evaporative processes (multi-stage flash and multiple effect) distillation; Pre-treatment (membrane and media filtration, chemical dosing); Concentrate management and disposal, resource (matter and energy) recovery.

Syllabus

Water chemistry, conventional treatment processes (e.g., coagulation, flocculation, media filtration and disinfection), membrane filtration (e.g., reverse osmosis, electrodialysis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration and microfiltration), sorption, ion exchange and thermal processes. Desalination and reuse, applications of desalination, desalination technologies, evaporative processes (multi-stage flash and multiple effect) distillation; Pre-treatment (membrane and media filtration, chemical dosing); Concentrate management and disposal, resource (matter and energy) recovery.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to1. Discuss different conventional water treatment methods. (AM1, AM8)2. Demonstrate various industrial applications of desalination. (AM1, AM8)3. Explain thermal desalination and membrane technologies. (AM1, AM8)4. Design a suitable pre-treatment process for the given feed water. (AM1, AM8)5. Recommend appropriate concentration management techniques for desalination plants (AM1, AM8).

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Class room lectures, guest lectures, plant visits, seminars and laboratory demonstrations will be used. Tutorials will be used to reinforce the module material discussed during lecture sessions. It also serves as a platform of technical discussions to clarify any queries that arise from directed studies .

Indicative Reading

Scott J., Water Treatment: Principles and Design 2nd Edition : MWH. Noyes Data Co.(1981), Desalination of Seawater Reverse Osmosis.

Transferrable Skills

Knowledge and understanding in the context of the subject, learning style and orientation to learning, independent working, evaluating own learning and development.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 56.00
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00
Tutorials (FT) 28.00
Assessment (FT) 16.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 30.00 n/a Poster presentation
Exam (School) 1.50 20.00 n/a Mid-term Test - Written - 1 ½ Hours
Exam (Exams Office) 3.00 50.00 45% Final Examination - Unseen written (3 Hours)