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
  • Revised: 2012-04-25
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 34, 2012
  • 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 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, primarily during a day and from day to day, and calculate which levelling volume is needed in a reservoir for e.g. given consumtion variations.
  • explain how a sewer system operates, including combined and duplicated sewage 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.

Content

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 various methods of treatment. Flow-Charts for a typical municipal water treatment plant. Design of pipe networks having one or more connected water treatment plants. Estimation of hydraulic dimensions of water and sewage distribution systems (designed flow) . Overview of industry standards, law of general water services, and the EU Water Frame Directive.

Instruction

Lectures, laboratories and computer exercises.

Assessment

Written examination at the end of the course (3 credits) and approved laboratory reports and exercises (2 credits).

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 34, 2012

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Water Treatment - Principles and Design (2nd Edition)

    John Wiley & Sons, 2005

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Dricksvattenteknik. : 2 Grundvatten

    1. utg.: Stockholm: Svenskt vatten, 2010

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Dricksvattenteknik. : 3 Ytvatten

    1. utg.: Stockholm: Svenskt vatten, 2010

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Lindström, Viveka Vårt vatten - Grundläggande lärobok i vatten- och avloppsteknik

    Svenskt vatten, 2012

    Mandatory