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Linda Strande Gaulke
CEE 484
Seattle Campus

Decentralized and On-Site Wastewater Management and Reuse

Design and performance of onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment. Determination of appropriate alternatives based on endpoints of water reuse, economics, policy, management, water quality, and ecological considerations. Meeting sanitation and water reuse for situations including, individual homes, rural areas, developing countries, and high density urban dwellings. Prerequisite: CEE 357.

Class description

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On-Site and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Technology, Ecology, Policy and Appropriate Solutions Design and performance of current alternative appropriate onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment systems for applications ranging from individual homes, rural areas, developing countries, and high density urban dwellings with treatment goals ranging from subsurface disposal, surface water discharge, irrigation, and other water reuse. Policy, management, water quality and ecological considerations are addressed.

Student learning goals

Identify, define and be familiar with testing and reporting methods for: key wastewater characteristics; environmental impacts of wastewater; public health concerns associated with wastewater; current treatment technologies; and different wastewater streams.

Locate and interpret existing policies and regulations for onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment. Distinguish important aspects of policies and regulations relative to designing and operating an onsite or decentralized system.

Explain basic elements of a site evaluation that are critical for onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment systems.

Provide details of basic elements, design criteria and mechanisms of removal for different onsite and decentralized treatment and conveyance processes.

Determine suitable operational management and maintenance schemes for onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment based on needs.

Determine key design issues and factors that are important for the successful implementation of onsite and decentralized treatment technologies based on the desired effluent treatment level and effluent recycle method. Compare and select the most appropriate technologies to meet treatment needs for a given situation.

General method of instruction

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Recommended preparation

Students should have completed coursework in environmental engineering or science equivalent to CEE 350. If there are any questions about prerequisites please contact the instructors.

Class assignments and grading

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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 Linda Strande Gaulke
Date: 02/18/2007