EN 573 Biological Processes for Environmental Control

Biological basis of wastewater treatment; river systems and wastewater treatment works analogy; population dynamics; food sources; aerobic and anaerobic systems; reaction kinetics and parameters affecting waste removal; fundamentals of mass transfer and gas transfer; trickling filter, and activated sludge process; aerated lagoons; stabilization ponds; nitrification; denitrification; sludge concentration; aerobic sludge digestion; anaerobic sludge digestion and sludge conditioning; sludge drying, vacuum filtration; and incineration and ocean disposal. A biological treatment plant design project is an integral part of the course.




EN 377 and (Grad Student or (Junior or Senior))


Environmental Engineering Program


Fall Semester