ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DESIGN
Senior Capstone Design Course
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Course Objective: To design a water or wastewater treatment facility familiarizing students with the design process and its different phases.
Slawomir Hermanowicz, 629 Davis Hall, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements: Class attendance and participation in a team work leading to a 20% design of a wastewater treatment plant. Each team will make two oral presentations and submit three written reports coinciding with three stages of the design process. No final exam.
No required text.
Recommended text: Reynolds, T.D., "Unit Operations and Processes in Environmental
Engineering", Brooks/Cole Engineering Division, 2nd Edition
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Several reference readings will be placed on reserve in the Engineering library:
GRADING: The following elements will be considered in grading:
For each oral presentation two grades will be assigned: a team grade and an individual grade for each presenter. The final grade for oral presentations will be the arithmetic average of the team and individual grades. An overall grade will be assigned for the written reports. After each of the three stages of the course, team members will be asked to assess individual contributions of every team member and the individual grades will be adjusted based on the team report grade and individual contributions.
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SAMPLE COURSE OUTLINE
1 Course introduction and organization; Role of consulting engineer; Request for Proposals (RFP)
2 Proposal due. Predesign: alternatives evaluation, process considerations, project management
3 Process analysis, design and operational parameters
4 Plant hydraulics,
5 Economics, plan layout site constraints, progress check
6 Regulations. Presentation and interview process, Q&A
7 Predesign wrap-up. Engineering ethics
8 Predesign presentation. Predesign report due. Process selection
9 Final design, review of selected process, discussion of final report format, PI&D
11 Detailed system design, plant hydraulics, pump selection
10 SPRING BREAK
12 PI&D(review), control descriptions, design drawings, facilities and equipment selection, progress check
13 O&M, constructability
14 Specifications, final design cost estimates, progress check
15 Questions and Answers, presentation preparation
16 Presentations of final design - final report due
17 Project wrap-up, presentation on complete full-scale project