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Course unit
IN01122795, A.A. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN1825, Regulation 2010/11, A.Y. 2016/17
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Course unit English denomination WATER SUPPLY TREATMENT
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/dicea/course/view.php?idnumber=2016-IN1825-000ZZ-2016-IN01122795-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English

Teacher in charge MICHAEL SEMMENS

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/03 Environmental and Health Engineering 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching methods frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours Individual
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 09/06/2017

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 2015 sess. recuper e invern. 01/10/2015 15/03/2017 SALANDIN PAOLO (Presidente)
RAGA ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: All students attending this course should have taken fluid mechanics, and have some exposure to the fundamentals of aqueous chemistry, chemical kinetics and reactor kinetics.
Target skills and knowledge: The impact of chemicals and microorganisms on water quality and public health will be discussed.
The fundamentals of unit operations such as coagulation/flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, membrane processes and disinfection will be covered. Chemical changes in distribution systems and corrosion control will also be addressed. Students will gain the knowledge required to design, operate and troubleshoot water treatment systems.
Examination methods: Progress in the course will be assessed using bi-weekly quizzes. These quizzes will cover the material covered in class and assigned reading from the text and will include calculations, essay questions and true-false questions. The quizzes will be worth 5 points towards your final grade. At the end of the course, the final exam will be worth 25 points. The combined grades of quizzes and final exam will be used to calculate your final grade out of 30 points.
Assessment criteria: This is a lecture course, which will include calculations and exercises to assist students in understanding the fundamentals of water quality and treatment processes.

Quizzes and exams will be used to evaluate students knowledge of the topics covered in the course.
Course unit contents: Estimating water consumption rates and population growth to size water treatment facilities.
Chemical, physical and biological processes commonly used in water treatment.
Calculation of chemical requirements, water quality changes impacted by treatment, design of process reactors for water purification, and residuals management.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Student learning will be encouraged by the use of exercises, calculations, and problem analysis. The course will be primarily lecture sessions but with test quizzes every two weeks to on course content covered. The final exam will largely cover the same material as the quizzes, so the quizzes provide a good study tool for the final exam.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Study materials will be provided in class.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)