Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Water Quality Management CEV354 6 3 + 0 6

Prerequisites none

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Elective
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. ŞEYDA KORKUT
Instructors Assoc.Prof. ŞEYDA KORKUT
Goals It is aimed to give students basic knowledges about water sources for drinking and domestic water supply, water properties, quality and control.
Contents Water sources and usage, water and wastewater characteristics, Water quality standards, waste load management and assimilation capacities of receiving mediums, planning of water quality management, dispersion of pollutants in water, water quality modelling in natural mediums, computer applications
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Students will have knowledge about quantity and quality of surface and grounwaters
2 Students will reach the level to make a source selection for water supply
3 Students will have knowledge about receiving mediums and how the pollutants discharged to the receiving mediums will act
4 Students will have enough knowledge about discharge and receiving medium standards
5 Problem solving skills of the students will develop by using water quality models

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Lecture, discussion, exercise, homework
Assessment Methods Mid-term exam, homeworks, final exam

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Water quality management and mode of operation
2 Pollution of waters, Classification of pollutants discharged to water with respect to the sources and positions entered, Conservative and nonconservative pollutant models
3 Defining of physical, chemical and biological water pollutants
4 Respiration mechanisms of microorganisms, Classification of microorganisms with respect to electron acceptors-donors and carbon sources
5 Aerobic, anoxic and anaerobic respiration mechanisms
6 Biological oxygen demand, Nitrogen oxygen demand, Total organic carbon, Chemical oxygen demand, Theoretical oxygen demand
7 Reaction kinetics for water quality modelling
8 Types of the reactors designed for wastewater treatment
9 Defining of lakes, Eutrophication in lakes, Carbondioxide balance in lakes, Alcalinity, Lake modelling
10 Rivers, Dissolved oxygen profile in rivers, Dissolved oxygen balance in rivers, River modelling
11 Groundwater sources, Water transport in soil, Darcy Law, Groundwater Pollution
12 Water Pollution Control Regulations, Drinking Water Standards WPCR, DWS
13 Design of treatment plants depending on water quality
14 Solving the problems

Textbook Selected notes prepared by the lecturer
Additional Resources Bartram, J., Ballance, R., (1996), Water Quality Monitoring, TJ Press Ltd. London.......................... Tchobanoglous, G., Burton, F.L., Stensel, D.D. (2002), Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, 4th ed., Published by McGrow-Hill, ISBN: 0070418780.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 30
Assignments 7 70
In-Term Total 8 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Engineering graduates with application skills of fundamental scientific knowledge in the engineering practice. x
2 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques. x
3 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design. x
4 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications. x
5 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings. x
6 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
7 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources. x
8 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously. x
9 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License x
10 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio. x
11 Communicates using technical drawing. x
12 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility. x
13 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications. x
14 Indicates that he is aware of the universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications; is aware of entrepreneurship and innovativeness and is knowledgeable about the problems of the current age. x
15 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions.

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 6 84
Assignments 7 5 35
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Work Load (h) 181
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 6.03
ECTS Credit of the Course 6