University of Technology Sydney

42011 Industrial Water Pollution Control Engineering

6cp; block mode
Requisite(s): 48840 Water Supply and Wastewater Engineering OR 48350 Environmental and Sanitation Engineering
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
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Students who have undertaken subjects such as Environmental Science, Water Studies, Environmental Chemistry, Water and Wastewater Treatment may benefit from undertaking this subject.



Industrial wastewater treatment is of great importance for the protection of the environment in the context of the modern day world. Industrial wastewaters have often very different characteristics from domestic and municipal wastewaters which make it very difficult to successfully treat in a sustainable way. The main objective of this subject is to provide the opportunity for students to understand the principles of industrial wastewater treatment, disposal and reuse in order to minimise pollution in a sustainable manner. To get an in-depth understanding of the treatment and disposal of industrial wastewater, this subject commences with classification, characterisation and quantification of industrial wastes. The subject focuses on the principles and mechanisms of pollutant removal, the processes and design of conventional (primary, secondary and tertiary) and advanced (post-treatment) technologies applied in the treatment of industrial effluent.

Various environmental management concepts relating to industrial pollution prevention/pollution reduction at source, Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD), and cleaner production are covered. Special emphasis is given to water conservation and recycling since these allow more flexibility and have economic value as a water supply. The subject includes various management practices of industrial waste, i.e. environmental auditing, trade waste policy, environmental rules and legislation, license agreements, etc., to mitigate industrial pollution. Therefore, the subject brings both engineering and management together to prevent and reduce the pollution created by the industrial sector.

Typical availability

Summer session, City campus

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