- Engineering, College of
- Civil & Environmental Engineering
There are numerous sites in the environment where surface water, ground water or soil is contaminated with toxic chemicals. In addition, many industrial wastewater and air emissions contain toxic chemicals which required treatment. Due to the chemical toxicity, we rely on physical and chemical processes for the decontamination of the fluid stream. Some of the commonly used treatment technologies are carbon absorption, air stripping and scrubbing. Of late, advanced oxidations processes have been examined and implemented as well. These processes are also used to produce high quality drinking water. The course deals with the analysis and design of some commonly used advanced physical/chemical processes for treatment of contaminated water and air. This course complements, and builds upon the fundamental science discussed in other courses in the curriculum on physical and chemical principles. In this course, emphasis will be placed on understanding the basic science, and the engineering design principles. Treatment of water, wastewater and air using processes such as air stripping, scrubbing, carbon absorption and advanced oxidation processes will be discussed, and design of the treatment systems will be conducted.