ENCI634-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Engineering Chemistry for Water Systems

15 points
18 Feb 2019 - 23 Jun 2019


Application of principles of physical chemistry to the description and composition of natural waters and engineering treatment of drinking water and wastewater. Studies of acid/base chemistry, complexation, precipitation, and oxidation-reduction potential chemistry.

Learning Outcomes

  • What you will know at the end of the course:
  • You will know how to solve chemical equilibrium problems and understand how inorganic chemicals speciate (behave chemically) when mixed into natural or engineered water systems.
  • You will learn about the chemistry of lakes, oceans, and groundwater through relevant examples.
  • You will learn about the chemical principles underlying many drinking water and wastewater treatment processes.
  • You will have the fundamental concepts to be able to apply your knowledge to other problems.


Subject to approval of the Programme Director

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 242 25 Mar - 31 Mar
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 340 25 Mar - 31 Mar
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 429 27 May - 2 Jun
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Wheki 101 27 May - 2 Jun

Timetable Note

Block course dates for 2019: 27-28 March and 29-30 May

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Mark Milke


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignments 30%
MINTEQ Project 20%
tests (x2) 50%


Required Texts

Snoeyink, Vernon L. , Jenkins, David; Water chemistry; Wiley, 1980.

All students are expected to obtain access to the book and read the assigned sections. We have a limited number of copies I can provide to students. In addition to personal and library copies, copies can be purchased used through abebooks.com, bookfinder.com or other used booksellers.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,080.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.

All ENCI634 Occurrences

  • ENCI634-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019