CEE 592: Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering
Design of biological treatment processes with a focus on removing organic and inorganic pollutants, and recovering resources (energy, water, nutrients, other useful products). Aerobic, anaerobic, suspended and attached growth technologies are emphasized as well as computational models to facilitate design.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • describe unit processes used in biological treatment of and resource recovery from various waste streams;
  • explain how unit processes work from both a microbiological and a process basis for both aerobic and anaerobic systems;
  • interpret results from biological process simulation software and apply towards design;
  • evaluate the potential to recover water, energy and nutrients from waste with selected process designs; and
  • perform a preliminary design of a biological process for treatment of a given influent.

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