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1999-2000 UAF Catalog

Course Descriptions


Degrees and Programs Index

Environmental Quality Engineering/Environmental Quality Science

A $25.00 per semester student computing facility user fee is assessed for CSEM engineering courses. This fee is in addition to any lab/material fees.
EQS 201 (3 Credits) Spring
Environmental Management (3+0) s
(Cross-listed with GEOG 201)
Social processes which affect the environment including law, environmental assessment, social/economic constraints, political processes and society's influence on environmental values. Topics include NEPA, energy sources and impacts, population control, resource development, conservation and preservation, acid rain, greenhouse effect, deforestation, pollution and hazardous waste abatement and treatment strategies. Case studies used. Course integrated with and complements NRM 101.
EQE 458 (3 Credits) Fall
Energy and the Environment (3+0)
(Stacked with EQE 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 201, PHYS 103, CHEM 106 and junior standing or above.)
EQE 641 (3 Credits) Fall
Environmental Quality Science Measurements (2+3)
Theory and laboratory procedures for common environmental chemistry instrumentation and environmental chemistry applications to water, wastewater waste, soil, biota, and air. Laboratory fee: $20.00. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.)
EQE 642 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Modeling for Environmental Management (3+0)
Processes of mathematical model development and applications of existing models for environmental management. Lectures will deal with model conceptualization, identification of model structure, formulation, computational representation, calibration, parameter estimation, and sensitivity testing as they relate to environmental simulation. Computer assignments will be used to demonstrate working models and to develop student projects. Water quality parameters including recreational, industrial and agricultural uses will be examined. Materials fee: $10.00. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor, FORTRAN programming.)
EQE 643 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Air Pollution Management (3+0)
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. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.)
EQE 644 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Environmental Management and Law (3+0)
Topics of environmental impact statements, environmental law (local, state and federal), 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. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor.)
EQE 645 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Unit Processes -- Chemical and Physical (3+0)
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. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.)
EQE 646 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Unit Processes -- Biological (3+0)
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. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.)
EQE 647 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Biotechnology (3+0)
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. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.)
EQE 648 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Solid Waste Management (3+0)
Management concepts for solid waste from domestic, commercial, and industrial generators. 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. Materials fee: $15.00. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.)
EQE 649 (3 Credits) Fall
Hazardous and Toxic Waste Management (3+0)
(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. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor, GE 420 or CE 344 or equivalent.)
EQE 650 (3 Credits) Spring
Advanced Hazardous Waste Management (3+0)
Waste management strategies for industry and selection criteria and design of environmental remediation technologies. (Prerequisites: EQE 649 with a minimum grade of B.)
EQE 658 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Energy and the Environment (3+0)
(Stacked with EQE 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. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.)

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