CIVL 472 Water Treatment
This course describes the physical-chemical treatment processes for water treatment. Students in this course will learn about the chemical and microbiological constituents in source water that determine downstream treatment requirements. Students will explore the fundamental physical, chemical and biological principles that govern unit operations (e.g. coagulation and flocculation; screening, sedimentation, and floatation; filtration; disinfection) and their applications in water treatment plants. Students will learn about plant optimization and apply systems thinking to analyze and design water treatment scenarios. The responsibilities of a professional engineer in ensuring safe drinking water will also be discussed.