Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Control and Automation in Environmental Engineering CEV468 7 3 + 0 6

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Elective
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. AYTEN GENÇ
Instructors Assoc.Prof. AYTEN GENÇ
Goals To learn elements of control systems and its structure and to apply water treatment processes
Contents Definition and purpose of automatic control, control sizes, control systems, block schemas, feed back control loops, design of control units, definition of control function, delayed systems, PI and PID controls, control valves, applications (temperature, pH and flows control units of treatment plants)
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Students can explain differences between feedback and feedforward control structures
2 Students know advantages of each controller: P, PI and PID controllers.
3 Students can form transfer functions for a first order system: filling a tank problem
4 Students can form tranfer functions for a second order systems: two tanks in series
5 Students can form a block diagram for a control structure and identify stability criteria.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Lecture, question-answer, presentation, project
Assessment Methods Midterm (week 9), report writing, homework, final exam

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Definition of control and automation Students will form the parameter list that can be controlled in treatment processes
2 An example: level control in a tank Students read pages from 1 to 10
3 Feedback and feedforward control Students read pages from 1 to 10
4 The control system: controllers and final control elements Students read pages from 100 to 120
5 Proportional, proportional integral (PI) and Proportional integral derivative (PID) controllers Students read pages from 111 to 123
6 Disturbances Students read pages from 111 to 123
7 Laplace transforms Students read pages from 13 to 22
8 Inversion by parts Students read pages from 22 to 30
9 Block diagrams and transfer functions Students read pages from 123 to 140
10 Response of first order systems Students read pages from 45 to 74
11 Response of second order systems Students read pages from 82 to 100
12 Stability criteria for a control structures Students read pages from 149 to 160
13 An example: pH control in neutralization Students read pages from 149 to 160
14 An example: control of flow rates in water treatment processes Students will remember their knowledge about measuring flowrate by using weir

Textbook Coughanowr D.R., Koppel, L.B., 1985, Process Systems Analysis and Control
Additional Resources Luyben W.L., 1989, Process Modeling, Simulation and Control for Chemical Engineers, Mc Graw Hill

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 70
Assignments 2 10
Projects 1 20
In-Term Total 4 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 50
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 50
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.
4 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications.
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.
8 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously.
9 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License
10 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
11 Communicates using technical drawing.
12 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility.
13 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications.
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
Assignments 2 40 80
Projects 1 50 50
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Work Load (h) 178
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 5.93
ECTS Credit of the Course 6