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Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19

Course Overview

This course will deal with various aspects related to:

  • Surface Waters: sources of water pollution and their impact on aqueous environment and public health, water quality and water supply, wastewater treatments;
  • Soil and Groundwater: groundwater flow, groundwaters contamination, contaminants' subsurface transport mechanisms, sustainable land-groundwater management;
  • Solid Wastes: sources of solid wastes, characterisation and treatment of solid waste, integrated solid waste management;
  • Air Pollution and Control: air pollutants and sources, air pollution meteorology, pollutant dispersion in the air, air pollution control.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Yukie Tanino

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Course Description

The aim of this course is to introduce the main aspects of environmental engineering including the impacts of pollution and the management of wastewater and solid waste.  The first part of the course is focused on water as a resource and water pollution.  The following topics are covered: water quality parameters, water distribution, and sources of water pollution and their impacts on rivers and lakes.  Next, common methods of water and wastewater treatment are presented.

The latter half of the course is focused on the fate and transport of contaminants in groundwater and air.  Mathematical models for selected boundary conditions are presented.  The course concludes with an overview of solid waste management.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Single summative assessment - 100%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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