Unit III Project

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Unit I Project Open

· Weight: 8% of course grade

· Grading Rubric

· Due: Tuesday, 07/09/2019 11:59 PM (CST)

Instructions

Over the course of these eight units, we will be developing a course project. We will do a single section of the course project in every unit by completing one section of the course project, and then adding to it with the subsequent work in the following unit. This unit work will be in the form of unit projects.

In following units (Units II, III, V, VI, and VIII), the Unit Lesson will contain an interactive model that will enable you to effectively select the most appropriate equipment and technology to engineer into your waste management system design for the facility. It is imperative that you read the Unit Lessons within the study guide in each unit, use the interactive model, and consider the current (as well as previous) material from Bahadori’s (2014) textbook in every unit. This project will serve as a comprehensive demonstration of your applied learning of engineering industrial and hazardous waste treatment systems.

Your course project will be to develop a document titled “A Proposal for an Industrial Waste Treatment Facility” and will serve as a simulation of your work as a contract environmental engineer for a small, rural town in the United States.

The Scenario:

You have contracted with the city named Small Town, USA, to design and engineer a municipal industrial waste pre-treatment facility. The city currently accepts liquid wastes from three significant industrial users (SIU): (a) a petroleum refinery, (b) an animal rendering plant, and (c) a tanker truck washout. In an effort to capture revenue, the city is currently accepting the liquid waste physically hauled by tanker truck from all three SIU members and is subsequently collecting the liquid wastes into a 300,000 gallon storage tank, pending your facility design.

The city wants to be able to effectively treat and neutralize the liquid waste, landfill or reuse the sludge in an agriculture application, and discharge the neutralized treatment plant effluent water to the existing municipal (residential) wastewater plant for final treatment after successfully meeting the local limits for each analyte.

The current waste profile has been analyzed at a local environmental chemical testing laboratory. This is the lab report at 30ºC:

Analyte

Concentration (mg/L or ppm)

Local Limits (mg/L or ppm)

BOD

4200

1300

COD

6000

2400

TSS

800

160

pH

5.5

6.0-9.0

TDS

5000

200

TOC

1300

150

Cyanides

3

0.5

Phenols

15

012

Cadmium

15

2

Chromium (trivalent)

5

0.25

Iron

800

50

H2S (hydrogen sulfide)

6

0.5

TPH (total petroleum hydrocarbons)

1600

640

Instructions:

1. Closely read the Required Reading assignment from Bahadori (2014) and the Unit Lesson within the Study Guide.

2. Use APA style (title page, body with level one headings, and a reference page) for a research paper, and begin drafting a proposal document. You will add to this document in every unit with another level one heading.

3. Since this is a project that you add to throughout the course, make your Unit I work your first level one heading, titled “Municipal Situation,” and describe the scenario that is presented above. You are required to describe the scenario in at least one page.

Unit II Project Open

· Weight: 8% of course grade

· Grading Rubric

· Due: Tuesday, 07/16/2019 11:59 PM (CST)

Instructions

As a continuation of our course project due in Unit VIII (a proposal for an industrial and hazardous waste treatment facility), complete the next two sections (management considerations and physical treatment) of your proposal by following the instructions carefully, and then submit your continued draft of your proposal into Blackboard for grading.

Instructions:

1. Closely read the Required Reading assignment from Bahadori (2014) and the Unit Lesson within the Study Guide.

2. Open your proposal draft from Unit I and make any improvements to your draft using your professor’s feedback from the Unit I project assignment.

3. Open the Unit II Study Guide, read the Unit II Lesson, and then work with the embedded interactive model to decide what physical treatment equipment to include in your treatment process design.

4. Continue from your Unit I Project and make your second level one heading titled “Management Considerations.” Discuss the following variables as part of the scenario. Be sure to mention your intentions to provide physical treatment, chemical treatment, biological treatment, general sewage treatment techniques, and solid waste treatment using the financial resources identified below. Also, consider how you would organize, manage, and lead staff. Discuss what staff certifications and facility licenses will be required in order to operate the facility. Finally, discuss when you anticipate that the facility will demonstrate a return on the investment (ROI):

. Capital costs of construction budget: $1,000,000 (5-year note)

. Capital cost of equipment budget: $1,000,000 (5-year)

. O&M budget: $500,000/year

. Forecasted revenue generation: $1,000,000/year

. Useful life of plant: 15 years minimum

. Loan interest rate: 5% (5 year note)

. Operating hours: Monday through Friday: 0800hrs – 1700hrs

. Available personnel: 4 staff members

You are required to describe the scenario in at least one page.

5. Continue from your Unit I Project and make your third level one heading titled “Physical Treatment.” Discuss what physical treatment equipment you are proposing for your treatment process. Be sure and describe why you selected the equipment and what final effluent concentrations you anticipate will be lowered with the equipment. You are required to describe the equipment selection in at least one page.

Unit III Project Open

· Weight: 8% of course grade

· Grading Rubric

· Due: Tuesday, 07/23/2019 11:59 PM (CST)

Instructions

As a continuation of our course project due in Unit VIII (a proposal for an industrial and hazardous waste treatment facility), complete the next (fourth) section (chemical treatment) of your proposal by following the instructions carefully, and then submit your continued draft of your proposal into Blackboard for grading.

Instructions:

1. Closely read the Required Reading assignment from Bahadori (2014) and the Unit Lesson within the Study Guide.

2. Open your proposal draft from Unit II and make any improvements to your draft using your professor’s feedback from the Unit II project assignment.

3. Open the Unit III Study Guide, read the unit lesson, and then work with the embedded interactive model to decide what chemical treatment equipment to include in your treatment process design.

4. Continue from your Unit II Project and make your fourth level one heading titled “Chemical Treatment.” Describe the chemical treatment equipment that you engineered into your treatment process. Be sure and describe the relevance and anticipated reduction of related analytical concentrations within your industrial and hazardous waste treatment system as they correspond with each technology that you selected.

You are required to describe the equipment selection in at least 200 words (minimum).

Unit V Project Open

· Weight: 8% of course grade

· Grading Rubric

· Due: Tuesday, 08/06/2019 11:59 PM (CST)

Instructions

As a continuation of our course project due in Unit VIII (a proposal for an industrial and hazardous waste treatment facility), complete the next (fifth) section (biological and secondary treatment) of your proposal by following the instructions carefully, and then submit your continued draft of your proposal into Blackboard for grading.

Instructions:

1. Closely read the Required Reading assignment from Bahadori (2014) and the Unit Lesson within the Study Guide.

2. Open your proposal draft from Unit III and make any improvements to your draft using your professor’s feedback from the Unit III project assignment.

3. Open the Unit V Study Guide, read the unit lesson, and then work with the embedded interactive model to decide what biological and secondary treatment equipment to include in your treatment process design.

4. Continue from your Unit III Project and make your fifth level one heading titled “Biological and Secondary Treatment.” Describe the secondary treatment equipment that you engineered into your treatment process. Be sure and describe the relevance and anticipated reduction of related analytical concentrations within your industrial and hazardous waste treatment system as they correspond with each technology that you selected.

You are required to describe the equipment selection in at least one page.

Unit VI Project Open

· Weight: 8% of course grade

· Grading Rubric

· Due: Tuesday, 08/13/2019 11:59 PM (CST)

Instructions

As a continuation of our course project due in Unit VIII (A Proposal for an Industrial and Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility), complete the next (sixth) section (solid waste treatment) of your proposal by following the instructions carefully, and then submit your continued draft of your proposal into Blackboard for grading.

Instructions:

1. Closely read the Required Reading assignment from Bahadori (2014) and the Unit Lesson within the Study Guide.

2. Open your proposal draft from Unit V and make any improvements to your draft using your professor’s feedback from the Unit V project assignment.

3. Open the Unit VI Study Guide, read the unit lesson, and then work with the embedded interactive model to decide what solid waste treatment equipment to include in your treatment process design.

4. Continue from your Unit V Project and make your sixth level one heading titled “Solid Waste Treatment.” Describe the solid waste treatment equipment that you engineered into your treatment process (sludge dewatering equipment). Be sure and describe the relevance and anticipated reduction of related analytical concentrations within your industrial and hazardous waste treatment system as they correspond with each technology that you selected.

You are required to describe the equipment selection in at least one page.

Unit VIII Course Project Open

· Weight: 12% of course grade

· Grading Rubric

· Due: Tuesday, 08/27/2019 11:59 PM (CST)

Instructions

As the final and complete step of our course project (a proposal for an industrial and hazardous waste treatment facility), complete the last (seventh) section (cake solids disposal) of your proposal by following the instructions carefully. Draft a one paragraph abstract (insert the abstract immediately following the title page), and then submit your final copy of your completed proposal into Blackboard for grading.

Instructions:

1. Closely read the Required Reading assignment from Bahadori (2014) and the Unit Lesson within the Study Guide.

2. Open your proposal draft from Unit VI and make any improvements to your draft using your professor’s feedback from the Unit VI project assignment.

3. Open the Unit VIII Study Guide, read the unit lesson, strongly consider reading the article referenced in the suggested reading section, and then consider your filter cake disposal strategies available to you and your client.

4. Continue with your Unit VI Project and make your seventh level one heading titled “Cake Solids Disposal.” Describe the waste profiling process, the process of locating an appropriate site of final disposition for the filter cake, contracting with a landfill, and the paperwork associated with final disposal. You are required to describe the entire filter cake disposal process in at least one page.

5. Throughout the course you have continued to add pieces to the course project. After you have added the “Cake Solids Disposal” component to the project, review your project to be sure you have included all components from the course and incorporated feedback from the instructor. Along with the title page and reference list, create a one paragraph abstract following the title page that summarizes the entire project.