CENG 371 Environmental Control

Lecturer: Professor Xijun Hu

Teaching Assistant:

Course Objectives:


M.D. LaGrega, P.L. Buckingham, and J.C. Evans, " Hazardous Waste Management", McGraw-Hill, New York, 1994.


M.L. Davis and D.A. Cornwell, "Introduction to environmental Engineering", McGraw-Hill, New York, 1991.

Metcalf & Eddy Inc., "Wastewater Engineering: treatment, disposal, reuse",3rd ed. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1991

Environmental Protection Department, "Environment Hong Kong" (Current Editions), Hong Kong Government Publication.


Assignments: 20%
Mid-semester test: 20%
Final Exam: 60%

What to do if you have questions/problems:

Email: kexhu@ust.hk
Visit me at my office: Room 4557
Contact the TA: Huan WANG (Rm 7103, kewongh@ust.hk )

· Ask & answer questions in the class
· Discuss the course materials & homework after class
· Preview the course materials before the class

· Turn off all mobile phones in the class
· No talks between students in the class
· Do not copy other’s homework (both people copied & being copied will be penalized)
· Do not cheat in the examinations

Lecture Outlines

 Pollution and Society
1 Environmental systems.  Environmental awareness and government regulations with emphasis on the situation of Hong Kong
1 Classification of Pollutants and Selection of Treatment Technologies
 Treatment Methods

 Physico-chemical processes
2 Air Stripping and Steam Stripping
3,4,5,6 Adsorption
7 Chemical Oxidation/Supercritical Fluids
8 Mid-term Test
9 Wet air oxidation

 Biological Methods
10 Basic Microbiology; Engineering Factors;
11 Growth Kinetics
12 Activated Sludge Process Design

 Thermal Methods
13 Incineration Systems
14 Review
15 Final examination