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Module Title LH Water Transmission and Treatment
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Civil Engineering
Module Code 04 34304
Module Lead Soroosh Sharifi
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions Both exam and coursework must be passed (>=40%).
Contact Hours Lecture-22 hours
Tutorial-11 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-6 hours
Guided independent study-61 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module provides students with the skills necessary to design systems for the transmission of water (and other fluids), and the treatment of both waste water (sewage) and potable (drinking) water. Pipe flow will be discussed in detail, demonstrating how energy is lost in pipes and pipe networks, and how this can be overcome through appropriately designed pumps. An overview of the engineered water cycle will be given, with a detailed discussion of water and wastewater treatment processes and design.

The theory behind energy loss equations for flow through straight pipes will be developed and applied. The calculation of losses in the bends, valves and other fittings will also discussed. Important issues around the pumping of fluids, such as input power and cavitation, will be taught and applied.

Water treatment will investigate how the intake quality of raw water affects process selection and the theory and operation of the main water treatment processes. The wastewater treatment lectures will investigate the nature of flow and pollutant loads into sewage treatment works, followed by the design and operation of the main wastewater treatment processes.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Explain and apply the theory of flow in pipes.
  • Calculate the energy losses in pipes and their fittings.
  • Select appropriate pumps for pipe system, taking into account efficiency and of operation and prevention of cavitation.
  • Explain the differences between potable water sources and the basic processes used to treat different waters; solve associated numerical problems.
  • Describe the significance of influent wastewater flows and loads on treatment process design and selection and solve associated numerical problems.
  • Apply knowledge of the main unit processes involved in water and waste water treatment to solve process and design problems.
Assessment 34304-01 : Coursework : Coursework (50%)
34304-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:

50% by 2 hour written, unseen examination
50% through pipe network design coursework


2 hour written, unseen examination
Course work resubmission

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