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 Course Title:   Introduction to Water & Wastewater Technology

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO/WATER/WASTEWA TECH

 Department:    ENVC

 Course #:    249

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6.25

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013

 Course Description  

Introduction to fundamentals of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids in open and closed systems. Calculation of system pressure profiles for liquids and gases in water treatment facilities. Introduction to measurement and control of flowing fluids.


Prerequisite: ENVC 101 and WMATH 100. Scientific handheld calculator with graphing capability required.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 33

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe properties of both Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids.
  2. Apply appropriate measurement techniques for open and closed system flows.
  3. Calculate pressure drop and fluid velocity in pipe, valves, and fittings.
  4. Calculate quantity of fluid flow through orifice meters.
  5. Calculate fluid flow through open channels.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.1 Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

Course Contents

  1. Fluid properties.
  2. Theory of flow in pipes.
  3. Contractions and enlargements.
  4. Laminar and turbulent flows.
  5. Flow through nozzles and orifices.
  6. Flow of fluids through valves and fittings.
  7. Pumps and compressors.
  8. Discharge of fluids through valves, fittings and pipe.
  9. Piping systems.
  10. Flow meter selection.
  11. Open channel flow.