ENGRCEE 164 Carbon Footprint Analysis (2016-2017)

ENGRCEE 164 Carbon Footprint Analysis

(Not required for any major. Selected Elective for CE and EnE.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 164 Carbon Footprint Analysis (Credit Units: 4) Process design for wastewater treatment. Mass-and energy- balance analysis applied to water and wastewater treatment systems. Case studies include analysis of water supply, treatment, reclamation and reuse. Prerequisite: ENGRCEE 160. Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. . Concurrent with ENGRCEE 264. (Design units: 2)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:
  • Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse (4th Edition) [ISBN: 978-0070418783]
  • MWH's Water Treatment: Principles and Design (3rd Edition) [ISNB: 978-0470405390]
Diego Rosso
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
  • Elementary Fluid Mechanics.
  • Environmental Processes.
  • Chemical and Biological Reactors.
  • Mass Balance Analysis.
Lecture Topics:
  • Carbon and equivalent emissions (Week 1).
  • Mass and energy flux analysis for water systems (Week 2).
  • Mass and energy flux analysis for wastewater systems (Week 3).
  • Case study I (Week 4).
  • Case study II (Week 5).
  • Case study III (Week 6).
  • Case study III (Week 7).
  • Case study IV (Week 8).
  • Case study IV (Week 9).
  • Project presentations (Week 10).
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Process model simulator (MOSTforWater WEST), Ability to use spreadsheets, program in Matlab or a spreadsheet platform, and graphically plot datasets.

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component


Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 40%
  • Final report: 50%
  • Participation: 10%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

December 21, 2015
Senate Approved:
May 2, 2016
Approved Effective:
2016 Fall Qtr