Syllabus for Distribution and Treatment of Drinking Water
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- 5 credits
- Course code: 1TV441
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Earth Science 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:
- 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
- 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
- Revised: 2011-05-02
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2011
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
After completion of the course, the student should be able to
- identify suitable fresh water sources for municipal and industrial use
- construct of flow diagram containing the principle processes for surface water and groundwater treatment in the production of drinking water
- suggest treatment methods for fresh water extracted from groundwater and surface water
- explain the basic principles of a distribution network for drinking water with distribution from a water work to one or more reservoirs.
- describe how a water distribution network and a reservoir interact over a day and over a year, and calculate which reservoir volume is needed for a given distribution network
- explain how a sewer system operates, including combined and duplicated distribution networks.
- summarise current branch standards and rules for the production and distribution of drinking water in Sweden and in the EU, as well as industry standards for dimensioning distribution networks.
Decision making: which of the surface water sources i.e., rivers, lakes, reservoirs, groundwater and harvested rain water 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 industry standards and the EU Water Frame Directive.
Lectures, lessons and computer exercises.
Written examination with problems and theory questions at the end of the course.
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