"Smart Water System Laboratory" for
Water Treatment and Resource Recovery
Fall Semester

ENVE 5153/6053 Physical Principles of Environmental Systems
This course includes analysis and practical applications of physical principles, which form the basis for many unit operations in water and air quality control. The entire course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of unit processes that facilitates life-long learning. At the end of this course, students will be able to 1) describe how particles interact and are transported in the environment, 2) apply physical principles of mass and momentum transport underlying environmental systems, 3) describe the process of adsorption its role on the accumulation of contaminants at interfaces, 4) explain how contaminants move through porous media such as sand filter and membranes, and 5) design stripping towers, chemical reactors, etc.

Spring Semester

ENVE 5155/6055. Biological Processes for Water Quality Control
This course includes theoretical and practical applications of biological principles for the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater. The key issues that will be considered include 1) microbial metabolism, 2) microbial growth kinetics, 3) aerobic and anaerobic biological processes for removal of organics, nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater, and 4) processing and treatment of sewage sludge.

ENVE 5130C/6030C Advanced Membrane Technologies for Water-Energy-Food Nexus
Providing an adequate supply of fresh water, energy and food is one of the grand challenges of the current century due to climate change, population increase and industrial growth. Sustainable and energy efficient membrane technologies are needed to combat current and future global challenges in the context of water-energy-food nexus. This class describe recent advances in membrane materials and technologies related to water-energy-food nexus. Topics that will be covered in this class include, but are not limited to:
•     Emerging materials and devices for membranes
•     Advanced and/or hybrid processes for water and/or energy production: laboratory to field- scale case studies.
•     System-scale modeling, efficiency analysis, and optimization of processes.
•     Integration of membrane-based desalination technologies with renewable energy.
This class also includes laboratory group activities for 1) wastewater recycling using membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology and 2) energy production from salient gradient. 

Before 2015

CE265                        Membrane Technology for Water and Energy (Duke University, 2010)
CHNG2801/5701     Conservation and Transport Processes (University of Sydney, 2011 - 2014)
CHNG2805/5705     Industrial Systems and Sustainability (University of Sydney, 2011 - 2014)
CHNG3801/5801     Process Design (University of Sydney, 2011 - 2014)
CHNG3806/5806     Management of Industrial Systems (University of Sydney, 2011 - 2014)
CHNG5008                Nanotechnology in Chemical Engineering (University of Sydney, 2011 - 2014)
CHNG5601                Membrane Science (University of Sydney, 2011 - 2014)
CHNG5604                Membrane Engineering Laboratory (University of Sydney, 2011 - 2014)