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Syllabus for

Academic year
BOM075 - Drinking water engineering
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPIEE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: 50 - CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: A

Course elements   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 6,0c Grading: TH   6,0c   14 Jan 2015 am V,  16 Apr 2015 am V,  24 Aug 2015 am V
0207 Laboratory 1,5c Grading: UG   1,5c    

In programs

MPIEE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Britt-Marie Wilén
Docent  Thomas Pettersson
Docent  Frank Persson


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/ca34e101-3918-427f-903e-3535f85b401e


 

Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

BSc in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or equivalent. Recommended: courses in hydraulics, hydrology, hydrogeology, water chemistry.

Aim

The aim of this course is to give the students a comprehensive understanding of the whole drinking water system and skills to design and in detail analyse the raw water source, a treatment plant and a distribution network.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

The overall teaching goal is that the students will become highly motivated to learn more in the drinking water engineering area and adapt a deep learning approach.


· Desrcibe and explain the entire technical drinking water system - from source to tap
· Explain the connection of raw water quality, treatment requirements and distribution network to drinking water quality and consumer's health
· Identify and categorize risks and hazards in drinking water systems to consumer health
· Apply the gained knowledge to design new or redesign existing processes in a drinking water treatment plant
· Combine gained hydraulic knowledge when designing a new or redesigning an existig drinking water distribution network - including working pressure, reservoir volume and water demand
· Analyse and design the drinking water network layout using hydrodynamic computer models
· Combine knowledge of water processes and network hydraulics to design a sustainable drinking water network
· Criticize and modify existing water supply systems to become sustainable

Content

The course is divided into three subject parts that reflect the drinking water sub systems: raw water source, treatment plant and distribution network. Specific subjects treated are: source water management, quantitative microbial risk assessment, design of treatment processes, distribution network design and analysis, and sustainable drinking water system management.

Organisation

The teaching methods used aim at making the students gaining the required knowledge and skills as a water engineer in the society. Teaching methods include lecturers, exercises, laboratory lessons, computer modelling exercises, study visit and handing in assignments.

Literature

Course compendium (sold at Cremona, and composed by the teachers within the course)

Examination

Course examination consist of two project assignments, a process laboratory exercise and a written exam. The written exam consists of two parts: one theory part and one problem part. Grades: Fail, 3, 4 and 5. Well executed and reported project assignments as well as solved weekly problem assignments (optional) during the course may yield bonus marks to improve the course grade (but not to pass the exam).


Published: Fri 18 Dec 2009. Modified: Wed 04 Apr 2018