Course Teaching: Academic Years 2000-2016

Water and Wastewater Treatment (ENVE 4010-001, 3 cr. hr., Undergraduate Level, Summer Semester; Second Term)

Fundamental physical, chemical, and biological mechanisms relevant to understanding and modeling important water pollution problems. Introduction to Environmental Engineering Technologies, Mass Balance, Water Quality and Standards, Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment

Physical Chemical Process for Water Quality Control (20 ENVE 6054, 4 cr. hr., Dual Level, Spring Semester)

Process design of physical-chemical systems for drinking water treatment. Includes water quality standards and regulations, coagulation-flocculation, sedimentation, media-filtration, disinfection, adsorption, gas transfer, oxidation, flotation and membranes.                   

Prerequisite: 20CEE647, 653

Environmental Engineering I (3 cr. hr., Undergraduate)

Fundamental physical, chemical, and biological mechanisms relevant to understanding and modeling important water and air pollution problems. Introduction to treatment and pollution prevention technologies. Techniques for understanding how these problems impact the environment and the risks they pose.

Advanced Unit Operation for Water and Wastewater Treatment (3 cr. hr., Graduate Level, Spring Semester, Alternate)

This is a graduate level course (3cr.) for students interested in water quality and treatment.  Advanced Unit Operations for Water Treatment are considered vital for the purification of water, especially in recent years due to stringent regulations in water quality.  The subject is of great interest to environmental engineers, civil engineers, chemical engineers, and chemists specialized in the area of water quality.  Most of those technologies are already established as major unit components in industrial scale while others are in the transition between pilot scale and industrialization. 

This course will focus on selected advanced unit operations that are not covered extensively in other courses. Those include adsorption, ion-exchange, membranes, and chemical oxidation. The course will cover fundamentals, design and application of these unit operations and will extent to their implementation in large-scale.

Fundamentals and Applications of Advanced Oxidation Technologies (3 cr. hr., Advanced Level, Spring Semester, Alternate)

The emphasis of the fourth course is to teach the fundamental mechanisms of AOTs and their application for water treatment.  More emphasis is given to technologies that are industrially developed as well as to technologies that are of great interest to faculty and students at the University of Cincinnati. These AOTs include H2O2/UV/O3, Fenton’s and Photo-Fenton’s reagent, TiO2 Photocatalysis, and Sonolysis. The course covers the mechanisms of the degradation reactions, reactor design and process development.  The course also includes case studies for the application of these technologies in pilot and full-scale projects for water treatment and in some cases for air treatment and disinfection.

Unit Operations Laboratory and Process Monitoring (3 cr. hr., Dual Level, Spring Semester, Alternate)

Laboratory course on the theory and practical applications of experimental treatment processes for water and air treatment. The class includes the following Unit Operations: activated carbon adsorption, anaerobic digestion, biofiltration, chemical oxidation, electrochemistry and electrocatalysis, fluidized bed reactors, ion exchange, UV-based advanced oxidation and disinfection, membrane processes and filtration.