Environmental Engineering/Environmental Quality

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. Prerequisites: CHEM F106X; ES F346 or equivalent; MATH F201X; PHYS F211X. Cross-listed with ME F458. (3+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. (3+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. (3+0)

ENVE F645 Unit Processes-Chemical and Physical

3 Credits
Offered Spring Even-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 F201X; CHEM F106X or equivalent; graduate standing; or permission of instructor. (3+0)

ENVE F646 Unit Processes--Biological

3 Credits
Offered Fall Odd-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 or permission of instructor. (3+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. (3+0)

ENVE F648 Solid Waste Management

3 Credits
Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

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, recycle/reuse and landfill disposal. Recommended: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3+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, 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. Cross-listed with GE F649. (3+0)

ENVE F650 Advanced Topics

1 Credits
Offered Fall

Presentations by students, faculty and outside experts on current issues in environmental science and engineering. Course may be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing. (1+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. (3+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. (3+0)

ENVE F653 Environmental Measurements Laboratory

1 Credits
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. (0+3)

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 F201X; PHYS F211X; graduate standing. Cross-listed with ME F658. (3+0)