Oct 07, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CV 420 - Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Design

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
Provides an introduction to the planning, design and operation of municipal wastewater treatment plants. Course topics include design of unit operations and processes common to municipal wastewater treatment, solids treatment and disposal, and an introduction to plant operation and control. (prereq: CV 320 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Characterize wastewater flow rates and mass loadings
  • Identify appropriate categorical or water quality-based effluent limitations for wastewater, and application rates for land disposal of biosolids
  • Design major unit operations and processes applicable to preliminary, primary, and secondary wastewater treatment, and solids handling, thickening, stabilization, and dewatering
  • Prepare a preliminary design report for a new WWTP to include process description, process flow diagram, material balances, and major equipment list

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Introduction to environmental engineering

Course Topics
  • Introduction and regulatory requirements
  • Wastewater characteristics
  • Wastewater characterization for design
  • Flow and load equalization
  • Mixing, coagulation, flocculation, precipitation
  • Preliminary and primary treatment
  • Conventional secondary treatment
  • Nutrient (N and P) removal
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Disinfection
  • Solids handling and pumping
  • Solids thickening, dewatering, drying, and incineration
  • Land application of biosolids

Dr. Francis Mahuta

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