CE 401 Water Chemistry and Biology

CE 401:  Water Chemistry and Biology

Review of the chemistry of aqueous solutions; Stoichiometry, equilibrium and kinetics of reactions; principles of chemical thermodynamics and concepts of free energy; phase equilibria; solutions and solubility, complex formation; concepts of acid-base, oxidation reduction and electrochemistry; pC-pH relationships; principles of colloid chemistry.  Physical, chemical, bacteriological and radiological criteria for the quality of raw, potable, industrial, water supplies and other water uses; toxicological and epidemiological basis for such criteria; characteristics of wastewater.  The bacterial cell and its environment; nutrient requirements.  Introduction to biochemistry.  Growth kinetics in batch and continuous culture.  Microorganisms, higher organisms.  Principles of hydrobiology, ecology and limnology.

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