2006-2007 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Environmental Engineering/Environmental Quality Science

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ENVE 458  3 Credits
Energy and the Environment
(Stacked with ENVE 658 and ME 658 and cross-listed with ME 458)
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. (Prerequisites: MATH 201X; PHYS 211X; CHEM 106X; ES 346 or equivalent. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ENVE 641  3 Credits
Aquatic Chemistry
Aspects of physical, colloid and equilibrium chemistry applied to environmental engineering and science problems. (Recommended: At least two semesters of undergraduate chemistry, at least 2 semesters of calculus, graduate standing, or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ENVE 642  3 Credits
Contaminant Hydrology
Theoretical and applied aspects of the movement of contaminants through saturated and unsaturated soil. (Recommended: Graduate standing CE 663 or equivalent; or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENVE 643  3 Credits
Air Pollution Management
Air pollution topics include 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; and engineering economics. (Recommended: Graduate standing; MATH 201X; CHEM 106X or equivalent; or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ENVE 644  3 Credits
Environmental Management and Law
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. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENVE 645  3 Credits
Unit Processes--Chemical and Physical
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. Some unit process demonstrations and experiments. Emphasis on arctic applications, design and engineering economics. (Recommended: Graduate standing; MATH 201X; CHEM 106X or equivalent; or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENVE 646  3 Credits
Unit Processes--Biological
Theoretical and applied aspects of biological wastewater treatment, including: waste-activated sludge processes, trickling filters, lagoons, sludge digestion and processing, septic tank analysis and design, nutrient removal, biology of polluted waters, state and federal regulations. (Recommended: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENVE 647  3 Credits
Biotechnology
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.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ENVE 648  3 Credits
Solid Waste Management
Characterization, collection, disposal and treatment of municipal and industrial residuals. Emphasis on regulations that control waste management, waste generation rates, waste characterization procedures, the flow of materials in society, materials processing for waste utilization (recycling), and landfill disposal. (Recommended: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENVE 649  3 Credits
Hazardous and Toxic Waste Management
(Cross-listed with GE 649)
Course provides in-depth coverage of hazardous and toxic substance management including legal, economic and technical issues. Instruction will be conducted through interdisciplinary faculty. Topics will include characterization of hazardous materials, economics of toxics minimization, hazardous materials use, storage and disposal, technical aspects of landfill siting, and selection and design of treatment technologies. Includes case studies of current waste management issues. (Recommended: Bachelor's degree in science or engineering. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ENVE 650  1 Credit
Advanced Topics
Presentations by students, faculty and outside experts on current issues in environmental science and engineering. Course may be repeated twice for credit when topic varies. (Prerequisite: Admission to the Environmental Engineering or Environmental Quality Science graduate program or permission of instructor.) (1 + 0) Offered Fall and Spring


ENVE 651  3 Credits
Environmental Risk Assessment
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.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ENVE 652  3 Credits
Introduction to Toxicology for Engineers and Scientists
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. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ENVE 653  1 Credit
Environmental Measurements Laboratory
Introduction to analytical methods and measurement techniques used in environmental engineering and environmental quality science. Includes the design, conduct and reporting 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 641.) (0 + 3) Offered Spring


ENVE 658  3 Credits
Energy and the Environment
(Stacked with ENVE 458 and ME 458 and cross-listed with ME 658)
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: Graduate standing, MATH 201X, PHYS 211X, CHEM 106X, ES 346 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


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