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Instructor:           S.W. Hermanowicz, 629 Davis Hall

                              e-mail: hermanowicz@ce.berkeley.edu


Format:               3 hours of lecture per week


Description:         Principles and engineering applications of technical processes for water and wastewater treatment, and water reclamation: separation and transformation technologies (sedimentation, membrane processes, oxidation, biodegradation, activated sludge, biofilm reactors, biological treatment of drinking water, solids processing, disinfection). Application of fundamental principles for process analysis and design with a focus on commonalities in applications across industry. Regulatory process and drivers.


Recommended Text:            Wastewater engineering : treatment and reuse, Metcalf & Eddy 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2003 UCB Engin TD645 .W293 2003


Water treatment principles and design, MWH, 2nd ed., Wiley, 2005 UCB Engin TD430 .W375 2005.

Reference Readings:


Design of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants. Water Environment Federation Manual of Practice No. 8, ASCE Manual and Report of Engineering Practice No. 76. Volumes 1 and 2., 1992


Process design manual for sludge treatment and disposal. [Rev. ed].. [Cincinnati : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Center for Environmental Research Information, Technology Transfer, 1979- UCB Engin TD768 .P76 1979


Activated sludge process design and control : theory and practice / edited by W. Wesley Eckenfelder, Petr Grau. Lancaster, PA, : Technomic Pub. Co., 1992. Engin TD756 .A3 1992

As a rule, homework will be assigned each week and will be due by 5 p.m. one week from the day it is handed out. No late exceptions.

Grading: Homework - 40%, Midterm - 20% each, Final Exam - 40%