ENE806 - Environmental Engineering Process Laboratory


Syllabus

 

Spring Semester 2018

Course Objectives: At the end of this course you should be able to plan/hypothesize, design, and execute laboratory experiments of medium complexity, collect and analyze data, write technical reports, and make presentations of your research outcome. 

At the class time, please come to 3578, Engineering Building (Teaching Lab). I am available most of the time for the whole 3 hours which includes office hours. However, occasionally, I may be available only for the first hour. I am always available by email and in my ERC office (A126). Feel free to walk in whenever you have any questions or would like to discuss anything regarding the experiment(s).

Joseph Nguyen will show you the laboratory, provide the basic laboratory safety training, help you get supplies and equipment that are available for use in your experiments, and get you the key to the laboratory (which must be returned at the end of this course).

A total of three experiments can be completed over the semester. Your choice of experiments should be distributed so that you gain experience in each category (reactor operation, physico-chemical processes, and biological processes). At least one of the experiments selected should require LabView. Set up for the following experiments is available. Please visit the course website (http://www.egr.msu.edu/~hashsham/courses/ene806/index.shtml) to download the relevant report(s) from previous year(s) to learn more.

A total of three experiments can be completed over the semester. Your choice of experiments should be distributed so that you gain experience in each category (reactor operation, physico-chemical processes, and biological processes).

Some of the experiments may require LabView. It is best to go through the tutorials provided by National Instruments.

The following experimental set ups are available. Right click and save to download the report from previous year(s).

A. Reactor Operation:

  1. Plug Flow Reactor (2007)
  2. CSTRs in Series (2007 , 2010)
  3. Oxygen Uptake Rate (2007)
  4. Sand Filter Backwashing (2006)

B. Physicochemical Processes:

  1. Water Softening (2007a, 2007b) and Color Removal by Coagulation/Flocculation (2007a, 2007b)
  2. Biosensors using Quartz Crystal Microbalance (2008)
  3. Phosphorus Removal using Fluidized Bed Reactor (2006)
  4. Membrane Filtration (2006), P-removal using membrane filtration (2011)
  5. Catalytic Conversion of Chlorinated Solvents
  6. Adsorption of Humic Acids on PAC (2010)

C. Biological Processes:

  1. Biofilms Development Kinetics (2006)
  2. Bacterial Removal Efficiency in Home Water Filtration Units
  3. Antibiotic resistance determination by culturing
  4. Quartz Crystal Microbalance for DNA Sensor Development (2008)
  5. Temperature Effects on OUR in Activated Sludge (2007, 2010)
  6. Toxicity of Single Wall Nanotubes to Escherichia coli (2008)
  7. Anaerobic Digestion or Biogas Potential (2011)

Schedule

 

 

1

Introduction to the course and Scheduling of Experiments: Expectations related to work ethics, lab attendance, discussions, journal articles, and exams

Lab Safety Training: Joseph Nguyen: At the class time, please come to 3578, Engineering Building (Teaching Lab). Joseph Nguyen will provide the basic laboratory safety training, show you the laboratory, supplies and equipment that are available for use in your experiments, and help you get the keys to the laboratory.

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2

Choice of first experiment by each group and identifying resources

1/11
3 Martin Luther King Day: No class 1/16
4 - 12 Work on the experiment of your choice (Interim discussions for planning and data sharing are part of each day's activity). 1/18, 23, 25, 30, 1, 6, 8, 13, 15
13 Examination I: Submit a brief journal article (Applied and Environmental Microbiology format) on your first completed experiment 2/20
14 - 16 Work on the experiment of your choice 2/22, 27, 29
17 Spring Break 3/5
18 Spring Break 3/9
19 - 24 Work on the experiment of your choice 3/12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
25 Examination II: Submit a journal article written in "Environmental Science and Technology" style article on your second completed experiment. 4/2
26 - 32 Work on the experiment of your choice 4/4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
33

Final Examination: Written exam on all completed experiments.

12:45 PM to 2:45 PM

5/1, Tuesday

Syed A. Hashsham

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