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Biological Engineering (B E)

B E 477 Land-Based Waste Disposal (3) Analysis, design, and management of land-based systems for recycling and disposal of municipal, industrial, and agricultural wastes.

B E 477 Land-Based Waste Disposal (3)

The course focuses on exploration of the fundamental principles and processes that determine the fate of nutrients and pollutants in liquid and semi-solid wastes that are applied to the soil for recycling and disposal. These principles then serve as the basis for design of systems for application of livestock manures, biosolids, septage, wastewater effluents, and other residual materials. Relevant state and federal regulations will be covered to illustrate the impact of regulations and policies on engineering practice. The course culminates in a project for which students design a system to dispose of municipal, agricultural, or industrial byproduct or wastewater. Principles will be reinforced with several homework sets. Field trips will expose students to land-based waste disposal processes and systems. The course will serve as a senior-level engineering science/design course in Agricultural and Biological Engineering (A B E).


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: B E 307 orC E 370 orA S M 327

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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