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CE30145: Environmental management

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To develop an appreciation of the complexity of environmental interactions and the ways in which human activities can impinge on the ecosystem as a whole. To explore the nature of pollutants and their major environmental effects. To introduce the technologies used to control the levels of pollutants in air and water.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students should have an appreciation of the influence of human activities on the earth's ecosystem at a range of levels including both biotic and non-biotic components of the ecosphere. They should also develop an awareness of how such influences impinge on the viability of human populations. After successfully completing this unit the students should also know the operating and design principles of the major technologies for treating polluted air and water, the pollutants which they are most effective at controlling, and be able to recommend appropriate solutions to particular cases of pollution control.

The ability to assess the influence of a specific human activity at both local and global levels and to form a reasoned assessment of the possible environmental consequences over a range of time scales. The ability to identify and assess technologies for the control and mitigation of pollutant release. Taught/facilitated and assessed.

Introduction to the concepts of an integrated environment - the Gaia hypothesis.
Life cycle analysis.
Principles of toxicology.
Energy conversion and the environment.
Pinch analysis.
Hydrogen economy
Climate change.
Ozone depletion.
The nature, effects and control of water and air pollution.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CE30145 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
  • UECE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UECE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 3)
  • UECE-AFB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UECE-AKB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UECE-AFM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UECE-AKM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 3)

CE30145 is Optional on the following programmes:

Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.