Environmental Engineering Courses
Civ Engr 361. Fundamental Hydraulics. 3(1) Application of the principles of incompressible fluid mechanics. Topics include: fluid properties, manometry, forces on submerged bodies, open channel flow, and conduit flow. Impulse-momentum, energy methods, Hardy-Cross method for balancing flows in distribution systems and sewer design are also covered. Final exam. Prerequisites: Engr Mech 120 and Civ Engr 351 or department permission. Sem hrs: 3 fall.
Civ Engr 362. Introduction to Environmental Engineering. 3(1). Fundamental theory and principles and preliminary design of unit operations in environmental engineering. Topics include air and water pollution, municipal and hazardous waste treatment, water chemistry, microbiology, mass balance, reactor theory and kinetics, and physical process theory. Final exam. Prereq: Engr Mech 120. Coreq: Civ Engr 361. Sem hrs: 3 fall or spring.
Civ Engr 368. Hazardous Waste Management and Contaminant Transport. 3(1). A comprehensive introduction to the field of hazardous waste management and contaminant transport in the surface and subsurface environment. Topics include: environmental regulations, process fundamentals, hydrologic cycle, hydrologic measurement, hydrologic analysis of surface water, groundwater flow, fate and transport of contaminants in the surface and subsurface environment, and pollution prevention and waste minimization. The engineering planning and analysis associated with handling, storage, treatment, transportation and disposal of hazardous wastes is also covered. Technical paper. Final exam. Coreq: Civ Engr 362. Sem hrs: 3 spring.
Civ Engr 369. Introduction to Air Pollution. 3(1). An in-depth introduction into air pollution covering such topics as the causes, sources and effects of air pollution. Topics include: legislative standards (ambient and source) for pollutants, regional and global air pollution issues, environmental health, indoor air pollution, noise, air pollution instrumentation and gas flow measurements, basic meteorology, and dispersion modeling. The course work will involve several laboratory exercises. Final exam. Coreq: Civ Engr 362. Sem hrs: 3 fall.
Civ Engr 463. Wastewater Treatment Plant Design. 3(2). Design of facilities for physical, chemical, and biological treatment of wastewater; and treatment and disposal of sludge. Coverage of advanced wastewater treatment and land treatment systems. Laboratory exercises analyzing raw sewage with data being used for the design processes. Final design project consists of a complete municipal wastewater treatment plant design. Prereq: Civ Engr 362. Sem hrs: 3 fall.
Civ Engr 467. Water Treatment Principles and Design. 3(1). Design of unit operations for coagulation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection for treatment of drinking water. Introduce the chemistry of drinking water treatment processes. Use of unit operations to design treatment solutions to contemporary environmental problems. Topics include the design of ion exchange, reverse osmosis, chemical precipitation, and selected hazardous waste disposal problems. Includes two complete design exercises. Final report. Prereq: Civ Engr 362. Sem hrs: 3 spring.
Civ Engr 468. Solid and Hazardous Waste Facilities Design. 3(1). Design and analysis of solid and hazardous waste management systems including collection, transport, processing, resource recovery, and disposal. Hazardous waste regulations, treatment and site cleanup are addressed. Final design project consists of a complete landfill design. Prereq: Civ Engr 362. Sem hrs: 3 fall.
Civ Engr 469. Design of Air Pollution Controls. 3(1). Modeling and predicting the effects of air pollution, and the design of the facilities for air pollution control. The design of electrostatic precipitators, cyclones, bag houses and other methods for the control of air contaminants are addressed. Final design project. Prereq: Civ Engr 369. Sem hrs: 3 spring.