1.85 Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineering

Spring 2006

Water beading on a waxed surface.

This class deals with methods of purifying water. (Photo courtesy of Editor B.)

Course Highlights

This course features handwritten lecture notes by Dr. Peter Shanahan, as well as student design projects.

Course Description

This course is an overview of engineering approaches to protecting water quality with an emphasis on fundamental principals. Theory and conceptual design of systems for treating municipal wastewater and drinking water are discussed, as well as reactor theory, process kinetics, and models. Physical, chemical, and biological processes are presented, including sedimentation, filtration, biological treatment, disinfection, and sludge processing. Finally, there is discussion of engineered and natural processes for wastewater treatment.
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Dr. Peter Shanahan

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session



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