EII533 - Environmental Impact of Industrial Processes

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Subject Title
Environmental Impact of Industrial Processes

Subject Description
This subject provides an overview of environmental pollution concepts as they apply to the treatment of wastewater for discharge to a receiving water body, and the treatment of source water for drinking water purposes. The laboratory component of this course will provide experience in the standard testing methodologies used to quantify the types of contaminants present (physical, chemical and bacterial), with emphasis on water and wastewater characterization.

Credit Status
One credit towards the CHY program.

OCC 433, CHM 273, PHY 273 or PHY 353, MTH 173

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Have demonstrated an understanding of wastewater collection and conveyance to a wastewater treatment plant.
  • Have demonstrated an understanding of water pollution sources, concepts, and conventional treatment methods for the removal of contaminants from wastewater.
  • Have demonstrated an understanding of drinking water sources, concepts, and conventional treatment methods for the treatment of drinking water.
  • Have demonstrated an understanding of water distribution principles and applications, with emphasis on the importance of secondary disinfection.
  • Have gained familiarity in the standards methods and protocols of water and wastewater analysis

Laboratory Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the laboratory component, the student will be able to conduct the following analyses:
  • Total Suspended Solids (TSS)
  • Particle Size Assessment
  • Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)
  • Chlorides
  • Total Hardness
  • Total Alkalinity
  • Oil and Grease (O&G)
  • Total Phosphorus

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.