Environmental Engineering

Level 1 Laboratory

The Level 1 Laboratory has 22 bench-scale experiments which provide experience in measuring and estimating data relating to various aspects of basic environmental and process engineering.

Examples include:

  • Determining the efficiency profile of a pump
  • Behaviour of a gas fluidised bed
  • Gas calorimetry
  • Vapour pressure as a function of temperature (Ramsay-Young experiment)
  • Mixing in flow-through stirred vessels
  • Drying of solids
  • Nature of fluid flow
  • Dynamic response of sensors

Level 3 and 4 research laboratories

For Levels 3 and 4 research projects, students are provided with workspace in the recently refurbished Centre for Complex Fluids Processing and Centre for Water Advanced Technologies and Environmental Research (CWATER).

Examples of equipment employed during undergraduate study in the characterisation and study of environmental engineering applications include:

  • Filtration units
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Fermentation rigs
  • Particle characterisation
  • Surface plasmon resonance
  • Hydrodynamic shear adhesion assays
  • Membrane separation rigs and rheometers

The design projects of Level 3 and 4 are supported by design software packages including Unisim Design Suite and Super Pro Designer.

Environmental Engineering

Level 2 Laboratory

In Level 2, Environmental Engineering students will develop skills in basic concepts of environmental chemical analysis and gain practical skills on a range of common analytical and sampling techniques of relevance to environmental engineers.

Examples of laboratory experiments include;

  • Analysis of soil exchange capacity
  • Development of adsorption isotherms on activated carbon, environmental chemical equilibria, and metal analysis in water