Carnegie Mellon University

Biological Wastewater Treatment

Course Number: 12-724

This course presents the application of microbiological systems for water and wastewater treatment.

Fundamentals of modeling suspended growth and fixed film biological systems is followed by a discussion of processes, including: aerobic heterotrophic growth, nitrification, denitrification, phosphorus removal, and methanogenesis. Specific unit operations discussed include: activated sludge, trickling filters, fluidized beds, tertiary nutrient removal, and anaerobic digesters.

In addition to the listed pre-reqs, taking 12-629 or 12-729 is helpful for the course.

Semester(s): Spring
Prerequisite(s): 12-702 and 12-720 or 12-725


Textbook information can be found at the CMU Bookstore