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CEE 592: Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering

Course Description:

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. It is expected that students have a basic understanding of the unit processes used for wastewater treatment and of the typical analytical procedures used to assess wastewater quality

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, students 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 systems 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 to achieve a desired outcome.

 

CEE402: Professional Issues and Design

Course Description:

The senior capstone design course materials and project illustrate the various aspects required for successful professional practice as a civil or environmental engineer, including project presentations, development of status reports, analysis of engineering economics, and final project delivery. Students work in discipline-based design teams and interact in multidisciplinary teams to develop a major civil/environmental engineering project design. The course project deals with a hypothetical proposed development project on an existing site local to Ann Arbor. Information is provided on existing site conditions and the desired functional requirements for the environmental systems for a major development. The environmental/hydraulic engineering team develops the site-wide environmental facilities. Each group will tailor their design to their unique site conditions. Consultants will be working with each of the discipline-based groups throughout the semester to provide guidance in meeting the design requirements.

Course Objectives:

The course objectives in relation to accreditation requirements include the following:

  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context
  • a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • an understanding of professional practice issues such as procurement of work and the importance of licensure