Department of Civil Engineering

Environmental Engineering - CE302

Credits : 3

Prerequisites :-

Compulsory/Optional : Compulsory

To impart knowledge on local and global pollution issues, environmental sustainability and to provide basic skills for planning, design and control of environmental pollution.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Describe modes of water pollution, their effects on the water environment and to identify suitable options for their control.
  2. Describe the concepts of environmental sustainability through understanding the global and local environmental issues, their impacts and options for mitigation.
  3. Explain the concepts of potable water treatment and ability to plan a conceptual design of a conventional potable water treatment facility.
  4. Explain the concepts of wastewater management and plan and design a wastewater collection system and conventional wastewater treatment units.
  5. Compare available alternatives for urban waste management: municipal solid waste collection, treatment and disposal options and sanitary waste disposal.
Course content/Course description
  1. Environmental sustainability: Concepts of environmental sustainability; overview of global and local environmental issues; environmental standards and laws in Sri Lanka, Environmental impacts: identification, assessment and mitigation
  2. Water resources management: Introduction to integrated water resource management (IWRM), water quality management and pollution control: Types of pollution sources and their control
  3. Water supply: Water quality standards, water demands, principles of water treatment, unit operations, introduction to water distribution
  4. Waste water treatment: Waste water characteristics, waste water collection systems; conventional sewage systems; conventional wastewater treatment, residual management
  5. Urban waste management: Municipal solid waste management (MSW); MSW planning, collection treatment and disposal options, sanitary waste management systems
  6. Design of wastewater management systems: Wastewater collection system and treatment unit, human/sanitary waste treatment system (sanitation design)
Recommended Texts
  1. Tchobanoglous, G & Burton, FL 2002, 4th edn, Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, McGraw Hill, New York.
  2. Crittenden, JC, Trussell, RR, David, WH, Kerry, JH & Tchobanoglous, G 2012, MWH's Water Treatment: Principles and Design, 3rd edn, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New Jersey.
  3. Raju, BSN 1995, Water Supply and Wastewater Engineering, Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 33
Tutorials 3
Practical/Design 16
Assignments 2
Assessment Percentage Marks
Tutorials/Assignments/Course Work/Quizzes 30
Mid Semester Examination 20
End-semester 50

Department of Civil Engineering