ENE804 - Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering

Syllabus Spring Semester 2024

Time 1:00 PM to 2:20 PM Tue, Thu

Location: 3400   Engineering Building





1 Energetics of Biological Reactions
The Basics

Homework # 1 Due on Thu Jan 18

Lecture Notes Tue Jan 9
2 Stoichiometry of Biological Reactions
Key Electron Donors and Acceptors
Chapter 2 Lecture Notes Thu Jan 11

Holiday University Closed. Mon, Jan 15

3 Class Exercises - Energetics and Stoichiometry
Chapter 2 Lecture Notes Tue Jan 16
4 Microbial Kinetics - Suspended Growth Processes
Chapter 3 Lecture Notes *Thu Jan 18
5 The Activated Sludge Process
Chapters 3, 5, 6 Lecture Notes Tue Jan 23
6 Analysis of Existing Activated Sludge Systems
Chapters 3, 5, 6 Lecture Notes Thu Jan 25

Exam I   Sections 1-3:   Stoichiometry and Bacterial Energetics

Tue Jan 30

7 Secondary Clarifier Design

Homework # 2 Due on Thu Feb 15

Chapter 6 Lecture Notes Thu Feb 1
8 Activated Sludge Systems
Configurations and Issues
Lagoons and Wetlands
(Reading Assignment)
Lecture Notes Chapter 7 2020 Appendix B1 Tue Feb 6
9 Nitrification
NH4+ as Donor and O2 as Acceptor, Kinetics and Processes, Nutrient Recovery
Chapter 9 Lecture Notes Thu Feb 8

No Classes. Tue, Feb 13

10 Denitrification
NO3- as Acceptor and Organic C as Donor(H2 can also be a donor in autotrophic denitrification), Kinetics and Processes
Chapter 10 Lecture Notes *Thu Feb 15
11 Anammox Process
Anaerobic Ammonia Oxidation, Full-scale Plant Performances
Lecture Notes Tue Feb 20

Exam II   Sections 4-8:  Activated Sludge Process

Thu Feb 22

Spring break, Monday, 2/26 - Friday, 3/1

12 Phosphorus Removal
Operational Control of P uptake, Chemical P Removal
Chapter 11 Lecture Notes Tue Mar 5
13 Biofilm Kinetics
Biofilm/Immobilized/Attached-Growth/Fixed-Film Reactors
Steady-State Biofilm Model
First Order and Zero Order Kinetics
Simplified Design Approaches
Non-steady State Biofilms

Homework # 3 Due on Thu Mar 14

Chapter 4

Thu Mar 7

14 Design of Biofilm Processes
Normalized Loading Curves
Media Selection
CMBRs in Series
Chapter 4 Tue Mar 12
15 Aerobic Biofilm Processes
Trickling Filters, Rotating Biological Contactors
Activated Biofilter
Aerated Fixed and Fluidized Beds
Chapter 8 Lecture Notes *Thu Mar 14
16 Combined Biofilms and Suspended Growth Processes
Integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS)
Moving-bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) process
Activated biofilter (ABF)
Biological aerated filter (BAF)
Upflow fluidized bed reactor (FBBR)
Trickling filter with intermediate clarifier/activated sludge (TF-IC/AS)
Trickling filter/solids contact (TF/SC)
Trickling filter activated sludge (BF/AS, RF/AS, and TF/AS)
Lecture Notes Qasim & Zhu Tue Mar 19
17 Anaerobic Processes: Ecology, Sizing
Energetics & Stoichiometry
pH Control
Digester Sizing
Chapter 13 Lecture Notes Thu Mar 21
18 Anaerobic Processes - Toxicity, Inhibition
H2 partial pressure
Ionic Strength
Trace Nutrients
Ammonia and Sulfide Toxicity
Chapter 13 Lecture Notes Tue, Mar 26

Exam III    Sections 9-12:   N and P Management and Recovery

Thu Mar 28

19 Solids Processing
Thickeners, Sludge Drying Beds, Composting
Lecture Notes Tue Apr 2
20 Membrane Bioreactors
Basic Principles, Design Considerations

Homework # 4 Due on Tue Apr 16

Lecture Notes Thu Apr 4
21 Activated Sludge Models
ASM1 to Current
Lecture Notes Tue Apr 9
22 Model Simulations
Lecture Notes Thu Apr 11
23 Bioremediation / Detoxification
Key Contaminants
Chapters 14 & 15 Lecture Notes *Tue Apr 16
24 From Treatment to Resource Recovery
Microbial Electrochemical Cells
Photosynthetic Biofactories
2020 Appendix B3 2020 Appendix B4 Thu Apr 18

Classes end Sun Apr 21

Exam IV    Sections 13-24:Wed, Apr 24, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  


Prof. Hashsham

Email: hashsham@egr.msu.edu
Phone: (517) 355 8241