University of Maryland Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

ENCE 412 Unit Operations of Environmental Engineering “Examination of
unit operations and processes encountered in environmental engineering field. Fundamental principles learned from previous classes will be applied into the design and operation of unit operations and processes, particularly in the area of water and wastewater treatment. Similar processes will be applied to air pollution control, solid waste disposal and hazardous waste treatment. Prerequisites: ENCE 305, ENCE 310 Spring 2004: T, Th 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Text: Unit Operations and Processes in Environmental Engineering, 2nd. ed., T.D. Reynolds & P.A. Richards, PWS Publishing, 1996.


Homework (~8) & Quizzes 2 Midterm Exams @ 100 pts ea. Final Exam Total Allen P. Davis, Ph.D., PE 1151 Martin Hall 301-405-1958 Tu, Th 9:30-11:00 12:30-2:00

~ 100 pts 200 pts 150 pts ~ 450 pts Eric A. Seagren, Ph.D. 1149 Martin Hall. 301-405-4828 T, Th 9:15-11:15 6:15-6:45 PM W 11:00-12 noon or by appointment


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Homework assignments are due one week after they are handed out, or as specified. A penalty of 20% will be deducted for each calendar day that the assignment is late, beginning at the end of the class period. However, no credit will be given for homework turned in after it is posted or discussed in class. This provides for only a short window for late homework. Homework should be done in a professional manner and look appropriately. All homework should be neat. Engineering paper is preferred, but any paper, 8½ x 11", is acceptable as long as it does not have a ragged edge from being torn out of a notebook. Graphs should be on graph/engineering paper or computer drawn. Showing work and proper methodology is as important as the final answer. Text and clear explanation of the solution should accompany the solution. Any computer calculations should have a sample calculation worked out by hand.

20.ajconline. Lectures 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 1 ~ March 11 1 Text Chapter 1-3 4&5 6 9 10 8 12 & 13 14 6 7 16 24 15 17 11. handouts. sample calculations worked out by hand should be included. Unannounced quizzes may be given during any class time. 21 & 22 5. 10:30 am-12:30 pm . 6 Course Topic Introduction Water Quantity and Quality Process Overviews Separation Sedimentation Filtration Coagulation & Flocculation Adsorption & Ion Exchange Membrane Processes Exam 1 Applications to Water Treatment Preliminary Processes 1 Gas Transfer 1 Disinfection 1 Biological Treatment Processes Activated Sludge 3 Trickling Filters & RBCs 2 Advanced Treatments 1 Residuals Management 2 Applications to Wastewater Treatment 2 Exam 2 ~ May 6 Final Exam: Monday. announcements. web links. Quizzes will usually be very short. homework assignments and solutions will be posted at the Clark School Blackboard class web site at: www.Having the right answer numerically does not ensure full credit if the presentation of the solution is not clear. Spreadsheet solutions should have accompanying concise written explanations and descriptions. and soil. This is a secure site for this class only and will require logon and password Course Goals To learn the concepts and design of the basic unit operations employed to improve the quality of water. Some spreadsheet work may be necessary. May 17. Also. Current information regarding the class. 23 19.