Course code VidZ3043

Credit points 2

Environmental Engineering

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for laboratory classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation20.03.2019

Responsible UnitDepartment of Environmental Engineering and Water Management

Course developer

author lect.

Linda Grinberga

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

Biol3015, Ecology

HidZ2010, Hydraulics I

HidZ2012, Applied Hydrology

VidZ3005, Environmental Impact Assessment

Course abstract

Study course associate theoretical and practical solutions of problems of environmental sanitation, notably in the provision of safe and ample public water supplies, the proper disposal or recycle of wastewater and solid wastes and the control of water, soil and atmospheric pollution, and the social and environmental impact of these solutions. Students learn the possible technical solutions to engineering problems relating to public health, and technological development impact to the environment.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

The course develops knowledge and understanding of the possible technical solutions for water, air and soil pollution control and prevention. The theoretical knowledge of the students will be evaluated by 2 writing tests about theoretical material. Will be evaluated in local grade system.

Students will have a skills to prepare equipment and construction of water engineering projects, including the explanatory part and graphical material. The skills will be evaluated by independently developed course project submitted at the end of the semester.

Competence in environmental engineering issues listed in the course description, will provide an opportunity to make their own decisions and take action in the field of environment and water management, in their solutions balancing between economic, social and environmental aspects. The competences will be assessed during the oral presentation of the course project by asking additional questions on various environmental issues.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. The content and directions of environmental engineering. (2 hours)
2. Storm water discharge calculations. Storm water management. (3 hours)
3. Preventive fire safety measures for designing internal water supply systems. (2 hours)
4. Internal and external fire water supply. (2 hours)
5. Reuse of purified wastewater. (2 hours)
6. Alternative sewage management. (2 hours)
7. Energy efficient treatment of wastewater in natural conditions. Water self-purification. (2 hours)
8. 1st test (1 hour)
9. Earth, air and water heat pumps. The principle of their operation, efficiency and application. (2 hours)
10. Opportunities for recycling organic waste. Biogas. (2 hours)
11. Noise pollution. Reducing the impact of noise. Light pollution. (2 hours)
12. Choosing environmentally friendly and cost-effective materials and technologies. (2 hours)
13. Responsibility of certified engineer in designing process. (2 hours)
14. Designing standards and requirements. (3 hours)
15. Environmental remediation. Removal of the negative effects from pollution. (2 hours)
16. 2nd test (1 hour)

Part time extramural studies:
All topics specified for full time studies are accomplished, but the number of contact hours is one half of the number
specified in the calendar

Requirements for awarding credit points

In order to successfully complete this course, students should obtain a minimum number of points. 10% of the total amount of points can be earned by the attendance of classes. 50% of the points are given for the theoretical part earned by the tests. 40% of points make practical and laboratory works, including participation in the seminar with the presentation about the topic agreed by lecturer.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Students' independent work is organized outside the contact hours. This includes the obtaining of lecture material, studying the literature indicated by the lecturer in addition. Practical and laboratory works are organized independently, with the possibility to ask unclear questions during the lessons.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Successfully passed 2 tests on the topics covered in the lectures, participation in the seminar with a presentation, developed practical and laboratory works.

Compulsory reading

1. Lediņš V. Ūdensapgāde un kanalizācija. Rīga: RTU, 2007. 208 lpp.
2. Vide un ilgtspējīga attīstība. Red. M. Kļaviņš, J. Zaļoksnis. Rīga: LU Akadēmiskais apgāds, 2010. 334 lpp.
3. Tilgalis Ē. Notekūdeņu savākšana un attīrīšana. Jelgava: LLU, 2004. 239 lpp.
4. Tilgalis Ē. Ūdensapgāde. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 183 lpp.

Further reading

1. Vides veselība. Sast. M. Eglīte. Rīga: Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, 2008. 696 lpp.
2. Vymazal J. Water and Nutrient Management in Natural and Constructed Wetlands. Czech University of Life Sciences. Prague, 2009. 330 p.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Latvijas būvnormatīvs LBN 223-99 „Kanalizācijas ārējie tīkli un būves” Noteikumi par Latvijas būvnormatīvu LBN 223-99 "Kanalizācijas ārējie tīkli un būves" [tiešsaiste]: LR MK noteikumi Nr.214. Pieņemts 15.06.1999. Stājas spēkā 01.10.1999. Zaudē spēku 01.07.2015. . [Skatīts 17.03.2015.]. Pieejams:
2. Latvijas būvnormatīvs LBN 222-99 „Ūdensapgādes ārējie tīkli un būves” Noteikumi par Latvijas būvnormatīvu LBN 222-99 "Ūdensapgādes ārējie tīkli un būves" [tiešsaiste]: LR MK noteikumi Nr.38. Pieņemts 01.02.2000. Stājas spēkā 01.06.2000. Zaudē spēku 01.07.2015. [Skatīts 17.03.2015.]. Pieejams:
3. Latvijas būvnormatīvs LBN 221-99 „Ēku iekšējais ūdensvads un kanalizācija" Noteikumi par Latvijas būvnormatīvu LBN 221-98 "Ēku iekšējais ūdensvads un kanalizācija" [tiešsaiste]: LR MK noteikumi Nr. 256. Pieņemts 21.07.1998. Stājas spēkā 01.08.1998. Zaudē spēku 01.07.2015. [Skatīts 17.03.2015.]. Pieejams:


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