Lecture Notes

The following is a set of lecture notes from the class, prepared by Dr. Peter Shanahan.

LEC # TOPICS
1 Introduction to Water Supply and Wastewater ( PDF - 2.0 MB )
2 Why Treat Water and Wastewater? Water Quality Parameters and Standards ( PDF - 1.2 MB )
3 Reactor Tanks - Mixed Tanks, First-order Kinetics, Plug Flow ( PDF )
4 Reactor Tanks - Dispersed Flow, Tanks-In-Series, Residence Time Distribution ( PDF )
5 Sedimentation-Flocculation - Part 1 ( PDF )
6 Sedimentation-Flocculation - Part 2 ( PDF - 1.9 MB )
7 Filtration ( PDF - 2.3 MB )
8 Chemical Treatment - Softening - Part 1 ( PDF - 1.5 MB )
9 Chemical Treatment - Softening - Part 2 ( PDF )
10 Chemical Treatment - Adsorption and Ion Exchange ( PDF - 2.2 MB )
  Field Trip to City of Cambridge Water Treatment Plant
11 Gas Transfer and Air Stripping ( PDF )
12 Disinfection ( PDF - 2.4 MB )
13 Wastewater Screening, Primary Treatment ( PDF - 2.2 MB )
  Field Trip to Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Plant
14 Biological Reaction Kinetics - Part 1 ( PDF )
15 Biological Reaction Kinetics - Part 2 ( PDF )
16 Stabilization Ponds ( PDF )
17 Activated Sludge Treatment - Part 1 ( PDF )
18 Activated Sludge Treatment - Part 2 ( PDF - 2.0 MB )
19 Trickling Filters, Biological Contactors ( PDF - 2.1 MB )
20 Nutrient Removal ( PDF - 3.4 MB )
21 Sludge Handling ( PDF - 1.3 MB )
22 Sludge Digestion ( PDF - 2.1 MB )

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