Department of Civil Engineering

Water Supply and Wastewater Engineering - CE570

Credits : 2

Prerequisites : CE302

Compulsory/Optional : Optional

To introduce advanced concepts in water treatment and wastewater treatment to design suitable advanced treatment processes.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Recognise the need for environment, health, aesthetic and legislative needs for treatment of water and wastewater
  2. Discuss technological trends and their drivers and emerging technologies focussing on Climate Change impacts, Footprints, Green technology, Zero emissions, etc.
  3. Design and integrate appropriate water and wastewater treatment plant unit processes
  4. Evaluate and identify operational and maintenance problems in existing water treatment and wastewater treatment systems and suggest suitable remedial measures.
Course content/Course description
  1. Water supply: Quantitative and quality needs and need for treatment, Non revenue water; Water supply intakes; Water demand; Drinking water distribution; Reuse of water; Rainwater harvesting, Climate Change impacts
  2. Advanced water treatment: Desalination, Adsorption, Ion Exchange, Reverse Osmosis and Membrane Technology; Disinfection, Upgrading existing treatment plants; Climate Change impacts, Technological trends,
  3. Need for wastewater treatment: Quantities and qualities of wastewater, Need for treatment, Reactor types and designs;
  4. Advanced wastewater treatment processes: Physical processes, Biological processes; Suspended and attached growth Systems - conventional, on-site and high-efficiency/high rate and chemical coagulation, oxidation etc
  5. Energy optimization, Resources recovery and reuse: Residuals management, Centralized vs decentralized systems., Energy optimization in treatment plants. Operation and Maintenance aspects
Recommended Texts
  1. Tchobanoglous, G,Stensel, D, Tsuchihashi, R, Burton, F, and Metcalf & Eddy Inc., 2013, 5th ed., Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, McGraw-Hill Education; New York.
  2. Crittenden, JC, Trussell, RR, Hand, DW, Howe, KJ & Tchobanoglous, G 2012, 3rd edn, MWH's Water Treatment: Principles and Design, Wiley, New Jersey.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 24
Tutorials 02
Practical -
Assignments 08
Assessment Percentage Marks
Tutorials/Quizzes/Assignments/Course Work 40
End-semester 60

Department of Civil Engineering