# ETE-23803 Environmental Process Engineering

## Course

Credits 3.00

 Teaching method Contact hours Lecture 12 Tutorial 14 Independent study 0
 Course coordinator(s) JBM Klok Lecturer(s) dr. ir. H Bruning JBM Klok Examiner(s) dr. ir. H Bruning

English

### Assumed knowledge on:

MAT-14903 Mathematics 2, MAT-15003 Mathematics 3 and BCT-22803 Physical Transport Phenomena.

### Continuation courses:

ETE-21306 Water Treatment.

### Contents:

Note: This course can not be combined in an individual programme with BPE-12806 Bioprocess Engineering Basics BT.

This course first deals with reaction kinetics, including zero-order, first-order and Monod kinetics. It is shown how experimental data can be used to assess and estimate kinetic parameters. Kinetics and stoichiometry are combined in mass balances for several reactor types that are commonly used by environmental engineers (e.g. completely stirred tanks and plug flow reactors). This results in simple mathematical models to calculate reactor volumes and predict reactor performance. The second part of the course deals with equilibrium and mass transfer processes. Mass transfer equations combined with mass balances are used to model several processes, including multi-stage counter current gas washers, oxygen transfer in bio-reactors and solid waste treatment. The models are used to identify mass transfer limitations and to make designs of process equipment.

### Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- demonstrate understanding of different types of kinetics;
- estimate kinetics parameters from experimental data;
- combine reaction kinetics and stoichiometry in models for several reactor configurations;
- use these models to calculate reactor volumes en predict performance;
- construct models based on mass transfer equations and mass balances;
- use these models to design process equipment and identify mass transfer limitations;
- analyse and evaluate experimental data and concisely report about the results.

### Activities:

- interactive lectures;
- exercises;
- two case assignments.

### Examination:

- written open book exam (50%);
- case assignment reports (50%).
In order to pass the examination, a passing mark (5.5 or higher) in each individual part is required.

### Literature:

Environmental Process Engineering Theory.
Environmental Process Engineering Cases and exercises.
Case assignments.
Scientific papers to support the case assignments.

Programme Phase Specialization Period Compulsory for: BES Environmental Sciences BSc C: Environmental Technology 5AF
MinorPeriod
Restricted Optional for: WUBITBSc Minor Biotechnology5AF