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Biological Wastewater Treatment

CE59700

Credit Hours:

3

Learning Objective:

The objectives of this course are to introduce biological principles and design practice of wastewater treatment and to prepare students for designing wastewater treatment systems.

Description:

Students will learn principles of biological wastewater treatment, nutrient removal and resource recovery in wastewater, and modern biotechnologies for wastewater treatment.

Topics Covered:

Preliminary treatment of wastewater, primary treatment, wastewater microbiology, activated sludge process, secondary settling, disinfection, post-aeration, tertiary treatment, residual management, nitrogen removal, phosphorus removal, resource recovery, anaerobic digestion, biofuel, fundamentals of microbiology, stoichiometry and microbial metabolism, membrane treatment systems and biofouling, molecular microbiology tools, antibiotic resistance and viruses.

Prerequisites:

None

Applied / Theory:

30 / 70

Homework:

Weekly quizzes

Projects:

Students will work on design problems in quizzes.

Exams:

Final exam

Textbooks:

  • ???Water and Wastewater Engineering: Design Principles and Practice??? by Mackenzie L. Davis. 2019. 2nd edition. McGraw-Hill Education
  • ???Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications??? by Bruce Rittmann and Perry McCarty. 2020. 2nd edition. McGraw-Hill.

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