Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Physico-chemical Processes CEV313 5 3 + 0 5

Prerequisites none

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. AYTEN GENÇ
Instructors Assoc.Prof. AYTEN GENÇ
Goals Students will learn the principles of physical and chemical processes in water and wastewater treatments and analyze their applications in the design stage.
Contents Reactors and reactions in environmental engineering, reaction kinetics and applications, reactors, residence time and distribution, sedimentation, filtration, vacuum filtration, aeration, ion exchange, adsorption, flotation.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Student can define reaction kinetics and reactors depending on different approaches in modeling: completely mixed reactors and plug flow reactors
2 Students can evaluate design parameters for the separation of solid particles from water by analyzing mechanisms in sedimentation,filtration, coagulation and floculation processes.
3 Students can calculate design parameters for the adsorption and ion exchange units, which are used for organic removal and softening.
4 Students can calculate oxygen transfer rate to the water by understanding transfer mechanisms at the gas liquid interface.
5 Students compare differences among methods used for disinfection in water an wastewater treatment and they can design a disinfection unit if the water quality parameters are supplied at the inlet.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods lecture, question-answer, problem solving, group work
Assessment Methods Midterm (Week 11), Homework, Final exam

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Examples of unit operations that are used in water and wastewater treatment. Students read pages from 38 to 60
2 Reaction kinetics Students read pages from 38 to 60 Students read pages from 38 to 60
3 Reactors and their design parameters Students read pages from 166 to 180
4 Coagulation Students read pages from 166 to 180
5 Floculation Students read pages from 180 to 212
6 Sedimentation Students read pages from 219 to 260
7 Design of sedimentation tanks in water and wastewater treatment Students read pages from 284 to 320
8 Filtration Students read pages from 284 to 320
9 Adsorption Students read pages from 350 to 360
10 Ion exchange Students read pages from 376 to 390
11 Disinfection Students read pages from 740 to 754
12 Softening Students will solve the related problems
13 Flotation Students read pages from 498 to 510
14 Aeration Students read pages from 498 to 510

Textbook Reynolds D.T., Richards, P.A., 1996, Unit Operations and Processes in Environmental Engineering, Cengage Learning, Stamford, USA
Additional Resources Metcalf and Eddy, Inc.,2004, Wastewater Engineering Treatment and Use, Mc Graw Hill.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 70
Quizzes 5 10
Assignments 5 10
Laboratory 6 10
In-Term Total 17 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 50
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 50
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Engineering graduates with application skills of fundamental scientific knowledge in the engineering practice. x
2 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques. x
3 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design. x
4 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications. x
5 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings. x
6 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
7 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources.
8 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously.
9 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License
10 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
11 Communicates using technical drawing.
12 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility.
13 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications. x
14 Indicates that he is aware of the universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications; is aware of entrepreneurship and innovativeness and is knowledgeable about the problems of the current age.
15 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions.

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 3 42
Assignments 5 3 15
Projects 6 5 30
Laboratory 14 2 28
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Work Load (h) 163
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 5.43
ECTS Credit of the Course 5