Aug 15, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CV 320 - Environmental Engineering

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
Environmental engineering addresses the design and operation of systems for water pollution control, air pollution control, and the management of solid and hazardous (including radioactive) wastes. Topics include environmental mass and energy balances, water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control, solid waste collection, disposal, and recycling, the potential for biogas recovery and utilization at wastewater treatment plants and municipal solid waste landfills, and an introduction to environmental laws, regulations and the discharge permitting process. (prereq: CH 201 , AE 2121 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Calculate pollutant concentrations and loadings in the common units used in environmental engineering
  • Solve environmental engineering problems requiring the application of basic physical, chemical, and biological principles
  • Perform mass balances on environmental systems
  • Identify contaminants of concern that are removed by environmental unit operations and processes
  • Design single components or processes of environmental systems using simple “rule-of-thumb” design criteria
  • Develop process flow diagrams for simple environmental systems
  • Perform a basic risk assessment
  • Perform a life-cycle cost assessment

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Environmental measurements (1 class)
  • Historical developments, laws, and regulations (2 classes)
  • Chemical processes (3 classes)
  • Biological processes (3 classes)
  • Physical processes; mass balances (3 classes)
  • Risk assessment (3 classes)
  • Municipal water treatment (3 classes)
  • Municipal wastewater treatment (3 classes)
  • Solid waste engineering (3 classes)
  • Air resources engineering (3 classes)
  • Sustainable engineering: LCCA, LEED v. Envision, case studies (3 classes)
  • Wet laboratories: solids, alkalinity, BOD, chemical precipitation (4 labs)
  • Dry laboratories: spreadsheet mass balances, solid waste characterization (2 labs)
  • Midterm exams (2 labs)
  • Guest speaker; final exam review (2 labs)

Dr. Francis Mahuta

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