Calendar

Lec # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction to Water Supply and Wastewater

2 Why Treat Water and Wastewater? Water Quality Parameters and Standards

3 Reactor Tanks - Mixed Tanks, First-order Kinetics, Plug Flow

4 Reactor Tanks - Dispersed Flow, Tanks-In-Series, Residence Time Distribution Homework 1 due
5 Sedimentation-Flocculation - Part 1

6 Sedimentation-Flocculation - Part 2 Homework 2 due
7 Filtration

8 Chemical Treatment - Softening - Part 1 Homework 3 due
9 Chemical Treatment - Softening - Part 2

10 Chemical Treatment - Adsorption and Ion Exchange Homework 4 due

Field Trip to City of Cambridge Water Treatment Plant

11 Gas Transfer and Air Stripping

12 Disinfection Homework 5 due

Take-home midterm assigned

13 Wastewater Screening, Primary Treatment

Field Trip to Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Take-home midterm due
14 Biological Reaction Kinetics - Part 1

15 Biological Reaction Kinetics - Part 2 Homework 6 due

Design project topic due

16 Stabilization Ponds

17 Activated Sludge Treatment - Part 1 Homework 7 due
18 Activated Sludge Treatment - Part 2

19 Trickling Filters, Biological Contactors Homework 8 due
20 Nutrient Removal

21 Sludge Handling Design problem due
22 Sludge Digestion

Course Info

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assignment_turned_in Problem Sets with Solutions
grading Exams with Solutions
notes Lecture Notes
group_work Projects with Examples