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This course aims to advance students' abilities in applying and evaluating the physico-chemical treatment processes for industrial wastewater pollution control, air pollution, and contaminated groundwater remediation, as well as to expose the student to other less frequent pollution sources, such as noise pollution.
COURSE CONTENT: Industrial Waste Water Treatment 18 Lectures (Reuben Bouman and Peter Gostomski)• Sources and types of water pollutants • Water/Wastewater quality parameters • Types of industrial water pollution control processes/systems • Biological treatment processes (activated sludge, trickling filters, rotating biological contactor, and lagoons) for biodegradable organics (commonly found in food, beverage, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, and pulp and paper industries) • Oxidation processes (ozonation, Fenton’s reagent, and chlorination) for recalcitrant organics and inorganics/metals (commonly found in chemical, petrochemical, and electroplating industries) • Anaerobic treatment processes (main stream and sludge digestion) • Hybrid treatment processes (membrane biological reactor)• Biofilters for biological odour control Air Pollution Control 18 Lectures (Matthew Watson) • Air Pollutants and its Effects • Gaseous Pollutant Formation and Control in Combustion • Particle Formation from Combustion and Other Sources • Pollution Control Equipment: Particulates • Pollution Control Equipment: Gases • Measurement and Monitoring of Air Pollution• Design case studies
To gain an understanding of strategies, legal requirements and appropriate mitigation and treatment technologies for industrial pollution control. To teach the process design of selected treatment technologies.To promote the solution of open-ended, multi-disciplinary problems typically found in industrial settings. To explain principles of physical/chemical/biological treatment processes To apply such knowledge to perform engineering calculations for simple systems To promote the concept of Kaitiakitanga and understand each engineer’s role as stewards of the environment.
Subject to approval of the Director of Studies
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Matt James Watson
Workload• 36 Lectures• 2 Assignments• 1 Exam
Eckenfelder, W. Wesley1926-;
Industrial water pollution control;
Wastewater treatment :biological and chemical processes;
Joint Task Force of the Water Environment Federation and the American Society of Civil Engineers. , Water Environment Federation., American Society of Civil Engineers;
Design of municipal wastewater treatment plants;
WEF Press ; American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental and Water Resources Institute ; McGraw-Hill, 2010.
COURSE TEXT/MATERIALS There is no course text. Handouts will be provided to students in lectures and it is also expected that student takes notes. However the following books have proven useful to students at various times during the course: Air Pollution Control: • Flagan and Seinfeld, “Fundamentals of Air Pollution Engineering” • Baumbach, “Air Quality Control” • Davis, “Air Pollution Engineering Manual” • Mycock, McKenna and Theodore, “Handbook of Air Pollution Control Engineering and Technology” Water Pollution Control: • Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Resource Recovery, 5th Edition, Metcalf & Eddy/AECOM, George Tchobanoglous, H. David Stensel, Ryujiro Tsuchihashi, Franklin L Burton, McGraw-Hill, 2013 • Hazardous Waste Management, 2nd Edition, LaGrega, M.D., Buckingham, P.L. and Evans, J.C., McGraw-Hill or Waveland Press, Inc., 2001
Relation to Other CoursesENGR405 is an optional 4th Year course.Course RequirementsThere are no prerequisites for this course.
36 Lectures2 Assignments1 Exam
Domestic fee $986.00
International fee $5,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Chemical and Process Engineering.