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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