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Pollution Control


Human activities result in the release of pollutants to the environment and this module investigates the different pollution control mechanisms available to regulators and industries.  This will include the management of landfills, contaminated land, air pollution and other emissions.  Within each pollutant source, the relevant legislation will be highlighted, as well as the tools available to identify, investigate and remediate pollution.  There will be a focus on hazards, waste cycle, pollutant mobility and their environmental fate.

This module provides students with an advanced view of sustainable pollution control, waste treatment technologies and wastewater issues and treatment and is an essential component for environmental professionals.  They will gain an understanding of the realities of the physical and technical elements of pollution control and waste management, which could be beneficial for the MSc dissertation and future employment.

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

  • Have a detailed and critical knowledge of methods of controlling and disposing of domestic and industrial wastes, including emerging technologies
  • Incorporate pollution control techniques into the management of air, land and water, with links to sustainable resource management
  • Integrate planning issues of facility site selection with the selection of appropriate technologies for control of pollution from any type of waste handling facility

This is an SCQF Level 11 module and upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 20 credits.



This module will last for 11 weeks.  A full timetable will be published in advance of course commencement. 

This class is scheduled to run on a Monday afternoon, time to be confirmed.  Classes will be face to face and held on the Paisley Campus.


Course presenter

This module will be delivered by Dr Iain McLellan.



This course may be available on a fully funded basis to some delegates.  Further details, including regarding eligibility, are available under Funding Support.

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NOTE: This is a university module and upon approval of your application, you will be invited to register and then supported to complete enrolment. To enrol on the university system, the first step involves security set-up using the Microsoft Authenticator app; you will need to ensure that you have a compatible smartphone.

Further information is available at the Student Information Portal.

To access this module via the CPD route, individuals should be ordinarily resident in Scotland.  If you do not meet this criteria, please enquire here.

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