Syllabus for Distribution and Treatment of Drinking Water

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A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TV441
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Earth Science A1N, Technology A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2010-03-16
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 34, 2010
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits of which 90 credits in Technical or Natural Sciences including Meteorology, Hydrology and Environmental Measurement Techniques 15 credits.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student should be able to


  • Identify suitable fresh water source/sources for municipal and industrial use

  • Suggest treatment methods for fresh water extracted from groundwater and surface water sources: lakes, rivers or harvested rain water

  • Design a typical municipal treatment plant for drinking water supply as a flow sheet

  • Understand the basic principles of pipe networks with at least two sources and several loads

  • Design a network for drinking water distribution system for municipalities: Suggest sustainable expansion of the existing system and increased future demands

  • Understand the rationale of the EU Drinking water Directive

Content

Decision making: which of the surface water sources i.e., harvested rain water, rivers, lakes, reservoirs and groundwater should be exploited for fresh water intake for drinking purposes and industrial use and various methods of treatment. Emphasis on description of desalination process, membrane and ion filters. Flow-Charts for a typical municipal treatment plant. Design of pipe networks having one or more sources and several loads and estimation of pipe size (dimensionering) for a designed flow at a designed pressure for drinking water. Overview of the EU Water Frame Directive.

Instruction

Lectures, lessons and computer exercises.

Assessment

Written examination with problems and theory questions at the end of the course.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 34, 2010

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.