Unformatted text preview: COURSE SYLLABUS C&EE 255a: Physical and Chemical Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment
Overview Review of chemical kinetics, mass transfer, and reactor engineering principles and their application to coagulation-flocculation, sedimentation-flotation, media and membrane filtration, adsorption, and desalination processes used in water and wastewater treatment. CEE 155 and 254A or consent of instructor Water Treatment: Principles and Design, 2nd Edition, by MWH: Crittenden, Trussell, Hand, Howe, and Tchobanoglous; John Wiley & Sons, 2005. Supplemental assigned readings from handouts provided in class. Instructor Office Hours Final Grade Dr. Eric M.V. Hoek, 5732-G Boelter, (310) 206-3735, [email protected] Tuesday 10am-11am; Tuesday and Thursday after class, or by appointment Homework (30%), Midterm (25%), Final (25%), and Project (20%) Course Schedule
Week Day Tue 1 Thu Tue 2 Thu Tue 3 Thu Tue 4 Thu Tue 5 Thu Tue 6 Thu Tue 7 Thu Tue 8 Thu Tue 9 Thu Tue 10 Thu 11 Mon Date Class Read 1/10 1 1-5 1/12 2 6.1-5 1/17 3 7.1-3, 6.6-7 1/19 4 6.8-9 1/24 5 8 1/26 6 13,18 1/31 7 19 2/2 8 19 2/7 9 9.1-9.2 2/9 10 9.3-9.4 2/14 11 9.5-7 2/16 12 2/21 13 11.1-4 2/23 14 11.5-6 2/28 15 12 3/1 16 17 3/6 17 3/8 18 3/13 19 3/15 20 3/19 Topic Introduction, chemical reactions and kinetics Ideal flow models and reactor performance Convective-diffusion and hydrodynamic dispersion Non-ideal flow models and reactor performance Chemical oxidation and photolysis Disinfection kinetics and disinfection byproducts Acid-base and dissolution-precipitation chemistry Scaling, corrosion, softening and stabilization Particle physics and stability of colloidal particles Coagulation chemistry and particle destabilization Mixing, flocculation, sedimentation and flotation MIDTERM EXAM (Ch 1-9.4, 13, 18, 19) Porous media hydraulics and filter performance Filtration mechanisms and particle removal in media filters Microfiltration and ultrafiltration processes Reverse osmosis and nanofiltration processes Sorption processes: adsorption, absorption, stripping, aeration Special topics: Student Presentations Special topics: Student Presentations Course Summary and Final Exam Review FINAL EXAM (5420 Boelter) 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Due Prerequisites References PR1 HW1 PR2 HW2 PR3 HW3 PR4 HW4 PR5 1 PROJECT DESCRIPTION Each student1 will prepare a 30-40 minute "Powerpoint-style" lecture describing the application of physicochemical processes to mitigate a specific water quality problem. A 3-5 page written "handout" in the form of a short literature review must be provide at the lecture. Prof. Hoek must approve specific water quality problems and treatment methods to be discussed. The lecture and review paper should include an overview of the problem and organization of the lecture/paper (introduction), discussion of origin and nature of target contaminant (contaminant description), analytical methods used to characterize contaminant properties and concentrations (detection methods), a comparison of the efficacy and economics of at least three (3) different physical-chemical treatment processes/systems for removing the target contaminant (treatment methods), a summary discussion (conclusions), and list of citations (references). The written paper must also include a 100-200 word executive summary (abstract). Additional formatting requirements are given below. The text of the review paper should comprise 5 (minimum) to 10 (maximum) pages and be printed with line spacing of 1.5x on 8.5"!11" paper with 1" margins and 12 point Times New Roman font. Title pages, figures, tables, and references are not included in the page limits; hence, these should not be placed within the body of the text, but at the end of the manuscript. At least 15 references are required. At least 10 references should be scientific journal articles. Proper format of the final manuscript includes the following: Cover: Paper title; author name(s), affiliation, contact info; submission date, class info Abstract: < 200 word abstract Keywords: list five keywords that can be used to identify the paper Paper: the body of the manuscript should include section headings of o Introduction overall background, motivation, and overview of paper o Contaminant Description origin and nature of target contaminant o Detection Methods overview of laboratory and field detection methods o Treatment Methods process principles and performance comparison o Conclusions summary and overall assessment of reviewed technologies References: list of at least 15 references formatted in ES&T style Tables: each table with heading above should appear on separate page Figures: each figure with caption below should appear on a separate page 1 Alternatively, small groups of students may work together in a team approach depending on the class enrollment.
2 Schedule Project Assignment 1 (10 pts) due at beginning of Tuesday class of 2nd week Submit proposed WQ problem and treatment methods Project Assignment 2 (15 pts) due at beginning of Tuesday class of 4th week Submit 3-5 page draft of written review citing at least 10+ references2 Project Assignment 3 (15 pts) due at beginning of Tuesday class of 6th week Submit 15-20 slide draft of lecture presentation based on written review Project Assignment 4 (30 pts) due at beginning of Tuesday class of 8th week Submit final draft of review paper Project Assignment 5 (30 pts) due at beginning of Tuesday class of 9th week In class student lectures begin; email electronic version 24 hrs before lecture WRITING TIPS Include page numbers on all pages, except cover page (centered or right aligned in footer) Justify the text so that the right hand edge of text is aligned with the right hand margin Left adjusted paragraphs are formatted with a carriage return between paragraphs Indented paragraphs are formatted without a carriage return between paragraphs Place 2 spaces after a period, 1 space after comma, colon, and semi-colon Always use the built-in spelling and grammar check feature in your word processor Always check your paper visually for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors All text should be presented in a consistent "tense" past or present, not mixing both Check for inconsistencies w.r.t. plurality, noun-verb and adjective-noun agreement The first reference that appears in your paper is number 1, the second is number 2, etc. Generally, do not use references in your abstract or conclusions SUPPLIMENTAL COURSE READING LIST 1. Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, by Fogler 2. Chemical Reactor Engineering, by Levenspiel 3. Mass Transfer and Unit Processes, by L. Geankopolis 4. Transport Phenomena, by Bird, Stewart, and Lightfoot 5. Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers, by de Nevers 6. Physicochemical Hydrodynamics: An Introduction, by Probstein 7. Particle Deposition and Aggregation: Measurement, Modeling and Simulation, by Elimelech, Gregory, Xia, and Williams 8. Transport Modeling for Environmental Engineers and Scientists, by Clark 9. Water Quality and Treatment, by American Water Works Association 10. Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, by Metcalf and Eddy 2 At least 10 references must be from peer-reviewed scientific or engineering journals. Additional references may include the course text, other books, reports, or web-based info.
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