|Bioenvironmental Engineering 117
Introduction to Bioenvironmental Engineering (1)
Overview of specializations within bioenvironmental engineering. Expanding role of biological and environmental sciences in engineering. Analysis of selected problems. Review of professional opportunities.
Honors Seminar in Bioenvironmental Engineering: Building and Using Sensors (3)
Students enrolled in this course will use the Raspberry Pi computer platform to develop sensing systems that can operate autonomously based on preprogrammed software instructions. They will receive a set of hardware components and will be tasked to design and construct their own sensing systems. They will be writing their own software programs using the Python programming language. There will be an opportunity to fly the sensing systems on a drone allowing for aerial data collection.
Environmental Fate and Transport for Engineers (3)
Fundamental principles of physical and chemical processes including mass and energy balance approaches, phase partitioning, reaction kinetics, mass transfer, advection and dispersion. Topics include: (1) toxicity and risk assessment; (2) systems and processes characterization; (3) chemical thermodynamics and kinetics; (4) diffusion and mass transfer; (5) continuity equations; (6) transport in surface water and groundwater systems. It emphasizes how to simplify extremely complex systems so that solutions and conceptual design can be obtained.
Prerequisites: 01:640:251; 01:750:227; 11:375:202; or permission by instructor.
Environmental Engineering Analysis Tools (3)
This course applies state-of-the-art environmental engineering tools in analyzing problems and creating solutions and designs. Tools include, as examples, measurement tools and techniques, programming languages and software for graphics, statistical analysis and modeling. Tools may vary with current engineering practice.
Prerequisites: 14:440:127; 14:180:215 or 14:180:216.
Unit Processes in Bioenvironmental Engineering I (3)
Physical and chemical processes and operations commonly applied for water and wastewater treatment, including coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, adsorption, ion exchange, membrane separation, precipitation, oxidation, and disinfection; principles of chemical reaction kinetics, modeling of ideal and non-ideal batch and flow-through reactors.
Prerequisites: 11:375:203, 01:640:152.
Unit Processes in Bioenvironmental Engineering II (3)
Biological principles and operations for wastewater treatment, bioremediation, and energy production including: microbial ecology; energetics, stoichiometry, and kinetics of microbial growth; kinetics of pollution degradation; modeling of ideal bioreactors; design criteria for specific wastewater treatment processes; and new developments in use of microorganisms in bioenvironmental engineering.
Prerequisites: 11:375:201, 11:117:413; or permission of instructor.
Bioenvironmental Engineering Unit Processes Laboratory I (1)
Demonstration of physicochemical operations used in drinking water and wastewater treatment, including reactor design and residence time distribution, coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, carbon adsorption, chemical oxidation. and oxygen transfer.
Bioenvironmental Engineering Unit Processes Laboratory II (1)
Demonstration and investigation of biological processes used in the treatment of wastewater, including: natural biological processes in biotreatment ponds; biodegradability and biodegradation kinetics; activated sludge reactors; anaerobic digestion for bioenergy production; use of laboratory methods and analytical equipment to assess biological processes; and introduction to activated sludge simulation software.
Corequisites: 01:160:171, 01:160:211, and 11:117:414.
Applied Instrumentation and Control (4)
This class will develop an understanding of how to conduct experiments involving the collection of field data and the various tools and techniques required to do so.
Design of Solid Waste Treatment Systems (3)
Analysis and design of integrated solid waste management systems, including waste minimization, quantity estimates, waste characteristics, life-cycle thinking in waste management, collection, composting, materials recovery, recycling, incineration, and landfilling.
Prerequisites: 01:640:152, 11:375:201, and 14:180:215.
Hazardous Waste Treatment Engineering (3)
Engineering and process design aspects of hazardous waste management and remediation of hazardous waste sites, waste reduction and recovery, regulatory process, case studies and engineering solutions to model hazardous waste problems.
Prerequisite: 11:117:413 or permission of instructor.
Air Pollution Engineering (3)
Engineering design techniques for air quality control. Control of particulate and gas emissions from stationary sources. Control of mobile source emissions. Design for indoor air quality and regional air quality control.
Prerequisite: 14:180:387 or 14:650:312.
Bioenvironmental Engineering Design I (2)
Design morphology. Case studies and special design problems. Solutions developed using creative design processes that include analysis, synthesis, and iterative decision making. Safety and professional ethics.
Open only to seniors in bioenvironmental engineering.
Bioenvironmental Engineering Design II (2)
Completion of bioenvironmental engineering senior design project. Evaluation. Presentation of final report.
Energy Conversion for Biological Systems (3)
Principles of energy conversion techniques and their application to various biomechanical systems including solar energy systems, composting, methane and alcohol production, and the internal combustion engine.
Unit Processes for Biological Materials (3)
Theory and application of unit operations for handling and processing of biological materials, with emphasis on particulate solids separation, comminution, mixing, heat transfer, and dehydration.
Pre- or corequisite: 14:155:308 or 14:650:351.
Contaminant Hydrogeology Engineering (3)
Principles of groundwater hydrology and pollution.
Development of mathematical formulations for describing pollutant movement in
groundwater systems. Examination of control measures. Discussion of case
studies. Introduction to and application of MODFLOW.
Prerequisite: 11:375:423 or permission by instructor.
Surface Water Quality Modeling (3)
Formulation and solution of mathematical models as applied to surface water quality systems. Techniques of simulation and validation using
Prerequisite: 11:375:423 or permission by instructor.
Planning and Design of Land Treatment Systems (3)
Engineering design of land treatment systems for municipal and industrial wastewater, including spray irrigation, overland flow, infiltration/percolation, and subsurface soil adsorption systems. Facilities planning.
Special Problems in Bioenvironmental Engineering (BA,BA)
Studies of special interest in some selected area of bioenvironmental engineering.
Prerequisite: Permission of undergraduate program director.