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H. David Stensel
CEE 482
Seattle Campus

Wastewater Treatment and Reuse

Introduces wastewater treatment and systems, emphasizing fundamental biological, chemical, and physical processes related to protection of public health environmental quality and water reuse. Process analysis of the configuration and sizing of major types of treatment processes for various sizes of plants and effluent requirements. Prerequisite: CEE 357.

Class description

This purpose of this course is two fold. First, to understand concepts of resource recovery and water reuse from wastewater and associated processes treatment needs. Second, to understand the function and design of key biological, physical, and chemical treatment processes for wastewater treatment and resource recovery and water reuse applications. The course has been designed to provide students with fundamentals of wastewater treatment and experience with real-world applications both in the United States and abroad. The course will start out by building student's knowledge of wastewater treatment environmental and human health issues and approaches for water reuse and sustainable water resources. The middle 4-6 weeks of the course will introduce key wastewater treatment technologies used for water reuse and resource recovery and their fundamental engineering design principles. The final part of the course will review case histories of wastewater treatment for water reuse, including engineering design and application issues including group projects. A 3 member team class project will examine and report on a notable specific water reuse application, biomethane production or other resource recovery methods.

Student learning goals

Understand concepts of sustainable water resources, water reclamation and reuse, and resource recovery options

Locate and interpret existing policies and regulations for water reuse Distinguish important aspects of policies and regulations relative to designing and operating a wastewater treatment and water reclamation system

identify important constituents in wastewater effluents that impact human health and environmental quality

Understand removal mechanisms for organics, nitrogen and phosphorus in basic biological nutrient removal processes used for water reclamation systems

Design activated sludge systems for organics, nitrogen and phosphorus removal with conventional clarifiers or with membrane separation.

Design basic filter systems and membrane separation units for effluent particulate removal for water reclamation applications.

General method of instruction

Lecture with class time for problem solving and discussion

Recommended preparation


Class assignments and grading

Reading with class prep question/answer Homework design problems Team project on water reuse or resource recovery in wastewater treatment and report

class preparation handins - 10% 2 Tests - 40% Homework - 20% Project Report - 30%

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by H. David Stensel
Date: 09/29/2009