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Principles of Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering Monitoring
Water Treatment Microbiology

About this course

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Biochemical technology in water and wastewater treatment engineering is essential in the field of water treatment. In this environmental studies course you will learn the basic principles and characteristics of biochemical technology.

This knowledge is necessary for those in the environmental field. In this course we will use real world cases and vivid explanations to help you better understand the biological treatment process.


What you'll learn

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  • Basic principles and characteristics of biochemical technology in water and wastewater treatment
  • Composition of structures and operation characteristics
  • Technological advancements in water and wastewater treatment technology

Chapter 0: Introduction
I. Development Status of Wastewater Treatment Process
II. Typical Processes of Wastewater Biological Treatment
III. Main Contents

Chapter 1: Basic Principles of Wastewater Biological Treatment
1.1 Principles of Wastewater Aerobic Biological Treatment
1.2 Principles and Determination of Wastewater Biodegradability
1.3 Principles of Wastewater Anaerobic Biological Treatment
1.4 Principles of Wastewater Biological Nitrogen Removal
1.5 Principles of Wastewater Biological Phosphorus Removal

Chapter 2: Aerobic Biological Wastewater Treatment Process
Activated Sludge Process
2.1 The Basic Concept of Activated Sludge Process
2.2 Growth Rule of Activated Sludge and its Application
2.3 Running Mode of Activated Sludge Process Kinetics of Activated Sludge Process
2.4 Principles, Methods and Equipments for Aeration
2.5 Designing of Activated Sludge Process Operation and Management of Activated Sludge Process

Chapter 3 Aerobic Biological Treatment Process (2)
3.1 Basic Principle of Biofilm
3.2 Biofilter
3.3 Biodisk
3.4 Biological Contact Oxidation Process
3.5 Aerobic Biological Fluidized Bed

Chapter 4: Wastewater Aerobic Biological Treatment Process (3 )
Other Processes
4.1 Oxidation Ditch Process
4.2 A-B (Adsorption - Biodegradation) Process
4.3 Sequence Batch activated sludge Process (SBR)
4.4 Membrane Biological Reactor (MBR) Process

Chapter 5: Wastewater Anaerobic Biological Treatment Process
5.1 Development Status and Characteristics of Anaerobic Biological Treatment Process
5.2 Anaerobic Digester
5.3 Anaerobic Contact Process and Anaerobic Biofilter
5.4 UASB Process
5.5 Other Anaerobic Biological Treatment Processes
5.6 Operation and Management of Anaerobic Biological Treatment Process

Chapter 6: Biological Nitrogen Removal Process
6.1 Overview
6.2 Biological Nitrogen Removal Process and Technology
6.3 Simultaneous Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal Process

Chapter 7: Natural Biological Treatment Process
7.1 Biological Stabilization Pond Process
7.2 Land Treatment Process

Chapter 8 Sludge Treatment and Disposal Process
8.1 Source, Nature and Treatment of Sludge
8.2 Sludge Thickening and Digestive Stability
8.3 Sludge Conditioning, Dewatering and Drying Incineration

Chapter 9: Interview

Meet your instructors

Zuo Jiane
Professor and Vice-President, School of Environment
Tsinghua University

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