FPEN 609: Water and Wastewater Engineering


This course will deal with the principles of water and wastewater engineering in food processing. The topics to be covered will include: Water Quality and Regulations, Standards, Characteristics of water and wastewater quality: physical, chemical and biological parameters, standard methods of water analyses, water and wastewater treatment plants and systems: physical, chemical and biological systems, primary, secondary and tertiary treatment, sedimentation, coagulation, flocculation, filtration, adsorption, ammonia removal, aeration, anaerobic and aerobic digestion, activated sludge and trickling filter, ion exchange, lagoons, disinfection, natural treatment systems, sludge treatment and disposal, industrial wastewater treatment: characteristics of industrial wastewater, treatment levels and available technologies.