Environmental Engineering (ENVE)

ENVE F446      Biological Unit Processes
3 Credits

Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Theoretical and applied aspects of biological wastewater treatment, including waste-activated sludge processes, trickling filters, lagoons, sludge digestion and processing, nutrient removal, biology of polluted waters, state and federal regulations.

Prerequisites: MATH F302; or permission of instructor.

Recommended: CE F341.

Stacked with ENVE F646.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ENVE F458      Energy and the Environment
3 Credits

Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Overview of basic concepts of energy supply, demand, production of heat and power impacts of energy use on the environment. Extensive discussion of mitigation technologies and strategies for meeting energy needs while preserving environmental quality. SCL#

Prerequisites: CHEM F106X; ES F346 or equivalent; MATH F252X; PHYS F211X.

Cross-listed with ME F458.

Stacked with ENVE F658; ME F658.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ENVE F641      Aquatic Chemistry
3 Credits

Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Chemistry of aquatic systems, including the development of equilibrium and kinetic models to understanding the speciation, transformation and partitioning of inorganic chemical species in natural and engineered water systems. Emphasis is on the study of acid-base chemistry, complexation, precipitation-dissolution and reduction-oxidation reactions.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed with CHEM F605.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ENVE F642      Contaminant Hydrology
3 Credits

Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Theoretical and applied aspects of the movement of contaminants through saturated and unsaturated soil.

Recommended: CE F663 or equivalent; graduate standing; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ENVE F643      Air Pollution Management
3 Credits

Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Air pollution topics including the quantity and quality of atmospheric emissions and their effects on the human environment. Identification and location of sources, measurement of quality and conformance with standards. Legal considerations of Clean Air Act and Amendments and local regulations. Evaluation of stationary and moving sources. Meteorology and modeling requirements. Control mechanisms for gases and particulates.

Prerequisites: CHEM 106X or equivalent.

Recommended: MATH F252X; graduate standing; or permission of instructor.

Stacked with CE F443.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ENVE F644      Environmental Management and Permitting
3 Credits

Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Topics of environmental impact statements, environmental law (local, state and federal), public involvement and environmental quality. Impact from projects of mining, highways, airports, pipelines, industrial development, water, wastewater and solid waste, and others--theoretical considerations and case studies.

Recommended: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ENVE F645      Unit Processes: Chemical and Physical
3 Credits

Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Theory and design of chemical and physical unit processes for water and wastewater. Sedimentation, coagulation, flocculation, filtration, ion exchange, adsorption/absorption, gas transfer and other special topics. Emphasis on Arctic applications and design.

Recommended: MATH F252X; CHEM F106X or equivalent; graduate standing; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ENVE F646      Biological Unit Processes
3 Credits

Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Theoretical and applied aspects of biological wastewater treatment, including waste-activated sludge processes, trickling filters, lagoons, sludge digestion and processing, nutrient removal, biology of polluted waters, state and federal regulations.

Recommended: Graduate standing.

Stacked with ENVE F446.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ENVE F647      Biotechnology
3 Credits

Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Theoretical and applied aspects of bioengineering. Issues studied include microbiology, metabolism, genetics, genetic engineering, enzymes and catalysis, stoichiometry and kinetics, biological reactor design and bioremediation.

Recommended: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ENVE F649      Hazardous and Toxic Waste Management
3 Credits

Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Course provides in-depth coverage of hazardous and toxic substance management including legal, economic and technical issues. Topics will include characterization of hazardous materials, economics of toxics minimization, hazardous materials use, storage and disposal, basics of municipal solid waste and technical aspects of landfill sitting, and selection and design of treatment technologies. Includes case studies of current waste management issues.

Recommended: Bachelor's degree in science or engineering.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ENVE F651      Environmental Risk Assessment
3 Credits

Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

The characterization of population exposures and the evidence used to identify environmental substances that may pose a human health risk. The theory and methods for estimating risk: hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment and risk characterization.

Recommended: Undergraduate degree in engineering or natural science.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ENVE F652      Introduction to Toxicology for Engineers and Scientists
3 Credits

Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Introduction to the science of toxicology for graduate students in fields that use information about hazardous chemicals for input into decisions. Topics include an overview of the effects of chemicals on cells, organs and organ systems, and the toxic effects of classes of chemicals such as pesticides, metals and solvents. Use of data from animal testing and common lists, factors and extrapolation are reviewed.

Recommended: Undergraduate degree in engineering or natural science.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ENVE F653      Environmental Measurements Laboratory
1 Credit

Offered Spring

Introduction to analytical methods and measurement techniques used in environmental engineering and environmental quality science. Students will design, conduct and report on a laboratory experiment. Includes sample preparation techniques and analytical methods such as microscopy, atomic adsorption spectroscopy, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry.

Recommended: ENVE F641.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 3 + 0

ENVE F658      Energy and the Environment
3 Credits

Basic concepts of energy supply, demand, production of heat and power impacts of energy use on the environment. Extensive discussion of mitigation technologies and strategies for meeting energy needs while preserving environmental quality.

Recommended: CHEM F106X; ES F346 or equivalent; MATH F252X; PHYS F211X; graduate standing.

Cross-listed with ME F658.

Stacked with ENVE F458; ME F458.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

ENVE F697      Individual Study
1-6 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

ENVE F698      Non-Thesis Research/Project
1-9 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 1-9

ENVE F699      Thesis
1-12 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 1-12