Course: ME 485. Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3)
Prerequisite: ME 370. Application of concepts of mass and energy balances to environmental problems as a basis for analyzing and understanding the multimedia aspect of environmental engineering. Introduction of principles of air-pollution control and global-climate change, water and wastewater treatment, groundwater contamination, hazardous waste, risk assessment and resource recovery. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of sources of pollutants, and treatment and reduction processes. Description of pertinent environmental legislations. A semester-long team design project is assigned. Available for graduate credit.