INTRODUCTION TO WATER POLLUTION TECHNOLOGY - CIV 471

Professor Peter R. Jaffé

Topics and Approximate Number of Lectures:

Introduction -- (2)

Definitions of water pollution and water quality parameters; water uses and demands; types of water bodies; hydrologic cycle; mass balance calculations; reaction rates.

Nature and Sources of Pollution -- (3)

Characteristics of wastewater; point and non-point sources of pollution; chemical, biological and physical properties of natural waters; impact of pollutant inputs.

Wastewater Treatment -- (6)

Standards for effluent quality; unit processes; conventional and advanced systems; effluent and sludge disposal alternatives; recycling of treated effluents; field trip.

Quiz

Wetlands -- (4)

Characteristics of wetlands, engineered wetlands for waste treatment, wetlands to control non-point source pollution.

Water Quality Modeling -- (5)

Basic principles of water quality modeling; types of models for surface runoff and receiving waters; BOD-DO dynamics in receiving waters.

Eutrophication -- (2)

Aquatic ecology; definition of trophic state; causes of eutrophication in lakes, rivers, estuaries, oceans; corrective measures; standards for prevention of eutrophication; stratification effects.

Quiz

Design Project