ENCI634-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Engineering Chemistry for Water Systems

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 8 May 2020

This occurrence is not offered


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 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Wheki 105 2 Mar - 8 Mar
Intensive Block Course B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 210 2 Mar - 8 Mar
Intensive Block Course C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Wheki 105 11 May - 17 May
Intensive Block Course D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Wheki 103 11 May - 17 May
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 14:00 CAPE 113 Teaching Lab 2 Mar - 8 Mar

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%

Textbooks / Resources

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 $1,102.00

* 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

  • ENCI634-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020 - Not Offered