H. David Stensel
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.
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
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%