ENGRCEE 265 Physical-Chemical Treatment Processes (2015-2016)

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. 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

Environmental Processes (CEE 160). 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 and 1 hour of discussion 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

August 18, 2014
Senate Approved:
November 10, 2014
Approved Effective:
2015 Fall Qtr