CIVE2334: Environmental Engineering 1 The course focuses on protection and management of the environment. Topics include assessment of environmental quality; introduction to water and wastewater treatment technologies; air pollution control; and solid waste management
CIVE4534/4535: Environmental Engineering 2 The course Concentrates on unit operations, unit processes, and related fundamental design of physical, chemical, and biological water and wastewater treatment systems, using both lectures and laboratory instruction. Topics include aeration systems, activated sludge, fixed-film biological treatment, gas transfer, reaction kinetics, reactor modeling, coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, and subsurface disposal system design
CIVE7225: Environmental Physical/Chemical Processes This course examines the processes of physical and chemical phenomena related to water quality and water treatment within environmental engineering. The fundamental theory, mathematical description, and applied knowledge of these processes are used to characterize water quality in natural systems (lakes, rivers) and to predict performance in engineered systems (water treatment). A mass balance and reaction kinetics approach will be used to derive analysis and design equations for water treatment unit operations. Physical and chemical processes to be covered include reaction kinetics, flow regimes, dissolved solute removal, particulate removal, phase transfer processes, and redox processes. Laboratory demonstrations are included. A basic knowledge of water quality, environmental chemistry, and differential equations is required.
CIVE7251: Environmental Biological Processes Biological Processes utilize various reactor design configurations and operational strategies to harness naturally available microbial processes to treat water. The design of biological processes revolves around the careful manipulation of microbial physiology and ecology, subject to the principles of mass and energy balance at the cellular level. This class will cover the fundamental biochemical principles that inform biological process design and operations.