CIVL 7018 Water Treatment and Distribution

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301279

Coordinator Sathaa Arumugam Sathasivan Opens in new window

Description This subjectt focuses on the design of conventional and emerging water treatment unit processes using fundamental science and hydraulic engineering principles. The emphasis is on practical design and water quality management in the distribution system. Students will be exposed to emerging water treatment processes and its applications through research and practical work.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Water and Sanitary Engineering

Student Contribution Band

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject


Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this subject, students will be able to: 

  1. Apply the principles of water treatment processes.
  2. Design the elements of the water treatment units in more detail with appropriate dimensions.
  3. Design water treatment processes for different applications.
  4. Explain the emerging treatment processes through research project.
  5. Design water treatment processes to obtain distribution systems goals.
  6. Successfully manage selected quality issues in the distribution system. 
  7. Conceptually design the stormwater treatment systems.

Subject Content

  1. Introduction to source water quality  
  2. Conventional water treatment processes 
  3. Water quality management in the distribution system 
  4. Distribution system issues 
  5. Emerging and advanced water treatment processes 
  6. Disposal/reuse of water treatment plant sludge. 


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Report 15-20 pages 35 N Individual
Report 3,000 words 25 N Group
Final Exam 2 hours 40 Y Individual

Teaching Periods

Spring (2023)

Parramatta City - Macquarie St


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