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182.638.01 ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH CONCERNS IN WATER USE AND REUSE

Term: 4th term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Haiou Huang
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
Description:

Provides an overview of environmental and public health issues related to water use and reuse, and describes the different strategies for treating both drinking water and wastewater to meet regulatory standards and ensure the health of both human populations and the environment. Since two key issues in public and environmental health are sustainable access to clean drinking water and safe reclamation of wastewater, respectively, students learn core principles of water quality engineering that are critical for protecting human populations from waterborne pathogens.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain the basic concepts of drinking water and wastewater treatment approaches
Characterize challenges related to direct and indirect potable water reuse
Characterize waterborne pathogens and health risks related to their waterborne transmission

Methods of Assessment: Written final exam, and/or term paper.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 10:20
  • Friday 8:30 - 10:20
Enrollment Minimum: 6
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

None

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail