Environmental Engineering  

ENE 400 - Environmental Engineering Lectures I
Credits: 1.00
Introduces the profession, the environmental engineer as planner, designer, problem solver, and interdisciplinary team player; and the goals of the environmental engineering curriculum. Lectures by faculty and practitioners. Introduction to computer skills required for environmental engineering. Engineering ethics. Cr/F.

ENE 401 - Environmental Engineering Lectures II
Credits: 1.00
Introduces the concept of integrated design and project planning and management in environmental engineering. Field trips to environmental engineering sites and projects. Prereq: ENE 400. Cr/F.

ENE 520 - Environmental Pollution and Protection: A Global Context
Credits: 4.00
Introduces environmental science and engineering and the anthropogenic causes of environmental change. Emphasizes the causes, effects, and controls of air, water, and land pollution. The political, ecological, economic, ethical, and engineering aspects of environmental pollution and control are discussed. Field trips. Writing intensive.

ENE 612 - Unit Operations Laboratory I
Credits: 3.00
Selected experiments in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and unit operations, with emphasis on environmental engineering. Writing intensive.

ENE 645 - Fundamental Aspects of Environmental Engineering
Credits: 4.00
Application of fundamental concepts of mass balance in treatment processes. Physical, chemical, and biological aspects of pollution control, and design concepts for operations and processes used in environmental engineering are discussed. Concepts of engineering ethics are presented. Students participate in a design project that involves an oral presentation and written report. Prereq: CHEM 404, CIE 642, ENE 520; or permission. Writing intensive

ENE 696 - Field Experience
Credits: 1.00
Based on appropriate career-oriented work experience in environmental engineering. Student can get one credit for field experience. A written final report is required as well as permission of student's adviser.

ENE 697 - Internship
Credits: 2.00
Off-campus work in the environmental engineering field for on-the-job skill development. Needs to be supervised by an environmental engineering faculty member; and a proposal for the internship must be submitted and have permission of the ENE faculty prior to the start of the internship. Prereq: permission. IA (continuous grading).

ENE 708 - Industrial Process and Design
Credits: 4.00
Introduces cost engineering. Application of acquired skills to design of chemical processes. Individual major design project required. Safety for industrial processes. Lab. (Also offered as CHE 708.) Writing intensive.

ENE 709 - Fundamentals of Air Pollution and Its Control
Credits: 4.00
The origin and fate of air pollutants. Fundamentals of atmospheric meteorology, chemistry, and dispersion phenomena. Control of air pollutants and the related equipment. Current issues. Lab.

ENE 713 - Unit Operations Laboratory II
Credits: 3.00
Selected experiments in mass transfer, stagewise operations, thermodynamics, and kinetics with emphasis on environmental engineering. Writing intensive.

ENE 742 - Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
Credits: 3.00
A thorough examination of the problems that exist in hazardous and solid waste management are presented in terms of the current regulations and engineering approaches used to develop solutions. Topics include risk-based decision making, transport and fate of contaminants, and the fundamental physical, chemical, and biological concepts, which make up the basis for technological solutions to these waste management problems. Case studies are used throughout the course to highlight key concepts and provide real-world examples. Pre- or Coreq: ENE 645 or permission.

ENE 743 - Environmental Sampling and Analysis
Credits: 4.00
Theory of analytical and sampling techniques used in environmental engineering. Topics include potentiometry, spectroscopy, chromatography, automated analysis, quality control, sampling design, and collection methods. Methods discussed in lecture are demonstrated in labs. Prereq: CHEM 404 and ENE 645 or permission. Lab.

ENE 743W - Environmental Sampling and Analysis
Credits: 4.00
Theory of analytical and sampling techniques used in environmental engineering. Topics include potentiometry, spectroscopy, chromatography, automated analysis, quality control, sampling design, and collection methods. Methods discussed in lecture are demonstrated in labs. Prereq: CHEM 404 and ENE 645 or permission. Lab. Writing intensive.

ENE 744 - Physicochemical Treatment Design
Credits: 4.00
Selection, design, and evaluation of advanced unit processes employed in physicochemical treatment of waters, wastewaters, and hazardous wastes. Discusses preparation of alternative designs and economic analysis. Emphasizes treatment schemes based on experimental laboratory or pilot studies. Prereq: ENE 645, 749 or permission. Lab.

ENE 746 - Bioenvironmental Engineering Design
Credits: 4.00
Selection, design, and evaluation of unit processes employed in biological treatment of waters, wastewaters, and hazardous wastes. Preparation of engineering reports, including developing design alternatives and economic analysis, is required. Prereq: ENE 645 and ENE 756 or permission. Writing intensive.

ENE 747 - Introduction to Marine Pollution and Control
Credits: 4.00
Introduces the sources, effects, and control of pollutants in the marine environment. Dynamic and kinetic modeling; ocean disposal of on-shore wastes, shipboard wastes, solid wastes, dredge spoils, and radioactive wastes; and oil spills. Prereq: ENE 645 or permission.

ENE 748 - Solid and Hazardous Waste Design
Credits: 4.00
Selection, design, and evaluation of unit processes employed in the treatment of solid wastes and hazardous wastes will be studied. Topics include design of materials recovery facilities, landfills, waste-to-energy facilities and hazardous waste site remedial technologies. A group term project taken from a real-world project will be required. An oral presentation by the group and preparation of a final written engineering report including alternative evaluation, permits, scheduling and economic analysis will be required from each group. Prereq: ENE 742 or permission. Writing intensive.

ENE 749 - Water Chemistry
Credits: 4.00
Emphasizes the use of chemical equilibrium principles and theory, calculations, and applications of ionic equilibrium stresses. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, acid/base, complexation, precipitation/dissolution, and redox equilibria. Computer equilibrium modeling is presented. Prereq: CHEM 404 or CHEM 405.

ENE 751 - Introduction to Sustainable Engineering
Credits: 3.00
This course begins with exploration of the precept that we live in, and must design engineering works for, a world with a finite supply of natural resources and with limited life support capacity. Tools for sustainability engineering are the focus of the course, which includes life cycle analysis and life cycle impact analysis, the metrics and mass and energy flow analyses used in the field of industrial ecology, and environmental management systems.

ENE 752 - Process Dynamics and Control
Credits: 4.00
Dynamic behavior of chemical engineering processes described by differential equations, feedback control concepts and techniques, stability analysis, application in pollution control. Lab. (Also listed as CHE 752.)

ENE 756 - Environmental Engineering Microbiology
Credits: 4.00
Concepts of environmental engineering microbiology. Topics include taxonomy of species important in environmental engineering processes; microbial metabolism, interaction, and growth kinetics in environmental treatment processes; biogeochemical cycling in water; and effects of environmental parameters on environmental engineering microbial processes. Laboratories focus on microbiological methods and laboratory-scale biological treatment experiments. Prereq: ENE 520 and CIE 642 or permission. Lab. Writing intensive.

ENE 772 - Physicochemical Processes for Water and Air Quality Control
Credits: 4.00
Origin and characterization of pollutants. Controls, including filtration, sedimentation, coagulation and flocculation, absorption and adsorption. Applied fluid mechanics, mass transfer, and kinetics. Thermal pollution, chemical treatment, oil spills on water, and aeration. Lab.

ENE 784 - Introduction to Project Planning and Design
Credits: 1.00
Part one of a two part sequence. Student groups develop a project statement to address a significant environmental engineering system design. Each team prepares a project plan to be executed in ENE 788, part two of this sequence. Cr/F.

ENE 788 - Project Planning and Design
Credits: 3.00
Student groups formed in multidisciplinary design teams to prepare a design plan for a large-scale environmental engineering system including consideration of budgetary constraints, regulatory requirements, and environmental impacts. Each team prepares a final written report and gives a formal presentation. Prereq: senior environmental engineering major or permission. Writing intensive.

ENE 795 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
A limited number of qualified seniors is permitted to pursue independent studies under ENE faculty guidance. Seniors write terminal thesis reporting the results of their investigations. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits. Prereq: permission of ENE faculty member involved.

ENE 797 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Advanced or specialized topics not normally covered in the regular course offerings. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits, but not in duplicate areas. Prereq: permission.

ENE 799H - Senior Honors Thesis
Credits: 4.00
Students in the honors program in environmental engineering complete a project under the direction of a faculty sponsor resulting in a written thesis which must be accepted by the sponsor by the end of the second semester, senior year. Four credits total during senior year; 3 of which may be used to fulfill an ENE non-design elective.