ENGRCEE 265 Physical-Chemical Treatment Processes (2013-2014)

ENGRCEE 265 Physical-Chemical Treatment Processes

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 265 Physical-Chemical Treatment Processes (Credit Units: 4) Theory and dynamics of physical and chemical separation processes in water and wastewater treatment. Topics include coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, gas transfer, membrane separations, and absorption. Prerequisite: ENGRCEE 160. Concurrent with ENGRCEE 165. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0470405390.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0070418783.


Biological Wastewater Treatment, IWA Publishing, 2008.

Diego Rosso
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic

Introduction to Water and Wastewater treatment; an undergraduate class on Physical-Chemical Treatment Processes or on Unit Operations.

Lecture Topics:
  • Chemical Reactor Theory
  • Coagulation and Flocculation
  • Sedimentation
  • Gas Transfer: Aeration
  • Gas Transfer: Stripping
  • Chemical Oxidation and Disinfection
  • Filtration
  • Membrane Separations
  • Adsorption
  • Review and possible field trip
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Process model simulator (MOSTforWATER WEST), Word processing, Excel spreadsheets, Matlab (optional)

Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component
Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 60%
  • Participation: 15%
  • Final Exam: 25%
  • 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

November 6, 2012
Senate Approved:
January 17, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr