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Environmental Engineering (ENVE)

ENVE 411 Water Supply and Pollution Control (3) Water supply, wastewater characteristics, design of unit processes for water and wastewater treatment, sludge processing, and related new technologies.

ENVE 411 Water Supply and Pollution Control (3)

Providing safe drinking water to the public and decontamination of wastewater before discharge are the two main functions of municipal water system. Properly designing and operating municipal water and wastewater systems allows safe and sustainable use of this limited resource. This course introduces students to design concepts used in water and wastewater treatment processes. Concepts will be categorized into physical, chemical, and biological processes, and presented through a series of lectures, readings, and problem solving. Subjects covered include: water and wastewater characteristics and flows; unit processes for drinking water treatments, including coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, water softening, filtration, and disinfection; and unit processes for wastewater treatments, including preliminary headwork, primary sedimentation, secondary treatment, tertiary nutrient removal, final clarifier, and residual digestion and management. After completion of this course, students should have the basic knowledge necessary to select and design water and wastewater treatment processes.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: C E 370 or graduate standing

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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