Environmental Engineering: Industrial Wastewater Management

Program Presentation

Of the three basic elements that comprise the environment: water, soil and air, water is related to 60% of current environmental issues, which explains its importance to life in general and to sustainable development.

As the population and living standards have increased along with the process of urban sprawal, the water supply problems have worsened, leading to confrontations between agriculture, urban water supply and industry.

From a practical approach, the Environmental Engineering: Industrial Water Residue Treatment program proposes to improve industrial water management (textile, paper, food, etc.) through conservation and more efficient use.

Who is the programme for?

The Industrial Engineering: Industrial Wastewater Management program is especially designed to satisfy two different types of groups:

  • People without a degree who may want a quality education in this field for personal gain or experience.
  • University graduates who, in addition to their current education, would like a practical specialization in industrial water management to broaden their career opportunities.

Diploma

After successfully completing the program, the student will receive a degree granted by the University in which the student enrolled with the endorsement of Ibero-american University Foundation FUNIBER

Program Structure

The estimated length of the Environmental Engineering: Industrial Wastewater Management program is 200 hours (20 credits)1.

Regarding the distribution of time, it is established that:

  • This being a distance learning program and not subject to classes, a clear date of initiation is not set, which is why the student can finalize the enrollment process at any time, as long as there are available spaces in the program.
  • Due to academic and learning reasons, the length of the program will be between a minimum of three months and a maximum of six months, In this time, the student has to have turned in all the corresponding evaluations of the program.

The credit structure of the Environmental Engineering: Industrial Wastewater Management program is gathered in the following table:

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
Subjects 20 6 200

a. The equivalence in credits may vary according to the university granting the degree
b. Length in months

Objectives

General Objective:

  • To apply industrial wastewater treatment techniques in the industry, through proposals for modifying behavior as well as establishing guidelines to minimize waste as a result of industrial process.

Specific Objectives:

  • To acquire a global vision of comprehensive water treatment, and more specifically, of wastewater generated by industrial activities (textiles, food products, paper, etc.).
  • To relate the most suitable general purification processes and technologies and specific ones for each sector.
  • To evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of modifying procedures, reducing emissions or recycling.
  • To learn about the distinctive features of the different types of contamination generated by the main industrial sectors.
  • To establish the bases for the adoption of good practices in the production processes.
  • To propose water recycling models in the industry.
  • To become familiar with water legislation as applicable to industry.

Career Opportunities

Some of the career opportunities of the Environmental Engineering: Industrial Wastewater Management program are the following:

  • Industrial purifier operator.
  • Small business purifier maintenance.
  • Working in a municipality as a technician/advisor in industrial water management.
  • Teaching.

Study Plan

The Environmental Engineering: Industrial Wastewater Management program is composed of one subject formed by ten chapters and two additional chapters, including practical case studies in the industrial use of water.

The course will allow the student to learn and understand, first, the theoretical, conceptual and historical fundaments involved in water management and, second, its organizational, social and technological implementation.

The objective is to ensure that students acquire a global vision of the management of industrial water use, through related multidisciplinary topics.

The corresponding chapters that comprise the program are shown on the following table:

# SUBJECTS
1 Purification of industrial wastewater
2 Physical processes of purification: Filtration
3 Chemical processes of purification: coagulation and flocculation
4 Biological processes of the purification of wastewater
5 Treatment by reverse osmosis
6 Processes of ionic exchange
7 Reusing industrial wastewater
8 Purification of water
9 Industry Best Practices
10 Case Study
Exhibit I Dimensions of an activated sludge installation
Exhibit II Model making of biological processes in the purification of wastewaters

These subjects, are independent from each other, yet are structured according to a coherent pedagogical sequence that facilitates comprehension in order of increasing complexity. Every subject is divided in thematic units or chapters, the content of which includes printed material that must be studied in order to correctly answer the tests.

Management

  • Dr. Eduardo García Villena. Director of the Environmental Area in the International Ibero-american University (UNINI)

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dr. Ángel M. Álvarez Larena. Dr. in Geology. Prof. at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Dr. Roberto M. Álvarez. Prof. of the University of Buenos Aires.
  • Dr. Óscar Arizpe Covarrubias. Prof. at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Dr. Isaac Azuz Adeath. Prof. at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Dr. David Barrera Gómez. Doctor from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia
  • Dr. Brenda Bravo Díaz. Prof. of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico
  • Dr. Rubén Calderón Iglesias. Prof. of the European University Miguel de Cervantes
  • Dr. Leonor Calvo Galván. Prof. of the University of León. Spain
  • Dr. Olga Capó Iturrieta. Dr. Industrial Engineering. Prof. of the Research Institute in Agropecuarias, Chile
  • Dr. Alina Celi Frugoni. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. José Cortizo Álvarez. Prof. of the University of León. Spain
  • Dr. Antoni Creus Solé. Dr. in Industrial Engineering
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Cubría García. Prof. of the University of León. Spain
  • Dr. Raquel Domínguez Fernández. Prof. of the University of León
  • Dr. Luís A. Dzul López. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Xavier Elías Castells. Director of the By-product Exchange of Catalonia
  • Dr. Milena E. Gómez Yepes. Dr. in Project Engineering. Prof. of the University of the Quindio, Colombia
  • Dr. Ramón Guardino Ferré. Dr. in Project Engineering. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Emilio Hernández Chiva. Dr. in Industrial Engineering. Spanish National Research Council, CSIC
  • Dr. Cristina Hidalgo González. Prof. of the University of León
  • Dr. Francisco Hidalgo Trujillo. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Víctor Jiménez Arguelles. Prof. of the Autonomous Metropolitan University. Mexico
  • Dr. Miguel Ángel López Flores. Prof. of the National Polytechnic Institute (CIIEMAD-IPN)
  • Dr. Izel Márez López. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Carlos A. Martín. Prof. of the National University of the Littoral, Argentina
  • Dr. Isabel Joaquina Niembro García. Dr. in Project Engineering. Prof. of the Monterrey Institute of Technology
  • Dr. César Ordóñez Pascua. Prof. of the University of León
  • Dr. José María Redondo Vega. Prof. of the University of León. Spain
  • Dr. Gladys Rincón Polo. Prof. of the Simón Bolívar University, Venezuela
  • Dr. José U. Rodríguez Barboza. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Ramón San Martín Páramo. Dr. in Industrial Engineering. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Raúl Sardinha. Prof. of the Piaget Institute, Portugal
  • Dr. Héctor Solano Lamphar. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Martha Velasco Becerra. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Alberto Vera. Prof. of the National University of Lanús, Argentina
  • Dr. Margarita González Benítez. Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Dr. Lázaro Cremades Oliver.Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Dr. (c) Pablo Eisendecher Bertín. Professor of the Environment Department in FUNIBER
  • Dr. (c) Ann Rodríguez. Professor of the Environment Department in FUNIBER
  • Dr. (c) Kilian Tutusaus Pifarré. Professor of the Environment Department in FUNIBER
  • Dr. (c) Karina Vilela. Professor of the Environment Department in FUNIBER
  • Dr. (c) Erik Simoes. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Ms. Omar Gallardo Gallardo. Prof. of the University of Santiago in Chile
  • Ms. Susana Guzmán Rodríguez. Prof. of the Central University of Ecuador
  • Ms. Icela Márquez Rojas. Prof. of the Technological University of Panama

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