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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Civil Engineering (C E)

C E 371 Water and Wastewater Treatment (3) Water treatment; water storage; design of water distribution and wastewater systems; pumping stations.

C E 371 Water and Wastewater Treatment (3)

This course includes engineering design of water and wastewater treatment facilities, and it emphasizes quantitative problem solving. Numerous examples pertain to contemporary water and wastewater treatment facility designs. This course will nurture the ability to use the techniques, skills and state-of-the-art engineering tools so as to prepare students for water and wastewater treatment engineering practice.

Water treatment-related topics include: water quality criteria for potable water, reactor characteristics, reaction rates in water and wastewater treatment, mixing and flocculation sedimentation, rapid sand filtration, chlorination and alternative disinfection. Wastewater pretreatment, biological principles for treatment of wastewater, suspended growth bio-systems, attached film bio-systems, nutrient removal processes, and de-watering and treatment processes for sludges is also included.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: C E 360, C E 370

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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