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EVE Courses
EVE 290. Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: CHM 111 and MAT 191.
An overview of the major topics in environmental engineering, including water quality and treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, and air pollution; mass and energy balance principles; pollutant fate and transport characteristics; ethical implications of global business practices. (Every year)
EVE 290L Introduction to Environmental Engineering Laboratory (0-3-1)
Prerequisite: CHM 111.
An introduction to environmental engineering analyses with emphasis on traditional water and wastewater analyses. Parameters to be measured include: pH; alkalinity; hardness; total solids; suspended solids; dissolved solids; chemical oxygen demand; biochemical oxygen demand; dissolved oxygen, making standard solutions; and microbiological techniques. (Every year)
EVE 384. Engineering Hydraulics (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EVE 290 or consent of instructor.
Introduction to hydrostatics, fluid motion, continuity, momentum, and energy applications. Applications to pipe networks and hydraulic systems. Modeling of water distribution systems and engineering ethics. (Every year)
EVE 385. Engineering Hydrology (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EVE 290 or consent of instructor.
Precipitation, evaporation, consumptive use, infiltration, flood routing; statistical analysis of hydrological data; introduction to urban drainage design; and modeling of hydrologic systems. (Every year)
EVE 402. Air Pollution Generation and Control (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EVE 290.
Fundamental concepts including the origin and fate of air pollutants. Basic concepts of atmospheric chemistry and meteorology, atmospheric dispersion phenomena, governmental regulations, emission and air-quality standards. Design of processes and equipment for control of gaseous and particulate emissions. Current issues. (Every two years)
EVE 403. Atmospheric Chemistry I (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EVE 290.
An introduction to atmospheric chemical transformations; atomic structure and chemical bonding; thermodynamics, gas-phase kinetics, and photochemistry; tropospheric processes; stratospheric processes. (Every two years)
EVE 405. Design and Analysis of Wastewater Systems (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EVE 290.
Analysis and design of wastewater treatment systems beginning with an overview of the sources of water pollution and discussion of wastewater characteristics. Fundamental theory and design of conventional wastewater treatment facilities is presented followed by the principles used to design advanced wastewater treatment facilities. (Every year)
EVE 406. Design and Analysis of Water Systems (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EVE 290.
Analysis and design of water treatment systems beginning with an overview of the sources of water and discussion of water quality parameters. Fundamental theory and design of conventional water treatment facilities is presented followed by the principles used to design advanced water treatment facilities. (Every two years)
EVE 407. Modeling and Simulation of Wastewater Processes (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EVE 290.
The International Water Association’s approach to modeling and simulation of wastewater treatment plant design and operation is presented. Fundamental microbial metabolism theory and wastewater characterization will be covered. This will be followed by the theory and modeling of organic removal, nitrogen removal, and phosphorus removal treatment schemes. Students will use stoichiometric and kinetic equations to model these systems from a steady-state perspective and then use the BioWin software for modeling these systems from both a steady-state and dynamic state of operation. (Every Other Year)
EVE 410. Process Chemistry (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EVE 290.
A study of aqueous processes occurring in natural waters and in water and wastewater treatment systems. It is also intended to give a comprehensive knowledge of the factors that affect these processes. Topic include chemical thermodynamics and equilibrium, kinetics, acid-base chemistry, the carbonate system, precipitation and dilution, complexation, and redox chemistry. (Occasionally)
EVE 412 Green Engineering (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Study of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies (Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Hydroelectricity, Geothermal), including low-cost energy technology applications for household use in contexts in the United States, as well as in developing countries. Emphasis on behavior change to protect the environment. Other topics covered include Green Building, Green Transportation, Life Cycle Analysis, and Humanitarian Engineering. (Every Year)
EVE 420. Solid Waste Management (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: CHM 112 and EVE 290.
Chemical, mechanical and biological equipment and instrumentation for the collection, processing and disposal of solid wastes are studied and designed. Federal, state, and local regulations regarding generation and disposal of wastes are covered. Handling and recycling of municipal wastes is emphasized. (Every two years)
EVE 430. Bioremediation (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EVE 405.
Introduction to the underlying microbial physiological/biochemical capabilities responsible for contaminant transformation, mathematical descriptions of biological processes, applications and limitations of microbial reactors, applications and limitations of in-situ bioremediation techniques currently used in field-scale remediation, and current and future directions of bioremediation research and field applications. (Occasionally)
EVE 445L. Senior Environmental Engineering Laboratory (0-3-1)
Prerequisites: Senior standing; EVE 290L.
Laboratory investigation of unit operations and processes in environmental engineering. Emphasis is placed on experiment design and analysis of results using modern techniques, skills, and tools. Various bench-scale experiments are performed and assessed using standard environmental microbiological, wet chemistry, and instrumental analytical techniques. (Every year)
EVE 480. Introduction to Senior Design (0-1-0)
Co-requisites: EVE 405 or EVE 505, and TCO 341.
Course will provide guidance for the selection of team members and topic for the senior design project to be completed in EVE 487 and EVE 488. To successfully complete the course, a student must belong to a team (3 to 4 persons) and briefly outline the project goals to be implemented in EVE 487 and EVE 488. A seminar series will be conducted to facilitate student introduction to potential industrial clients and projects. Seminar attendance is required to obtain a satisfactory course grade. This course is graded S/U. (Every semester)
EVE 486. Public Health (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: senior standing and EGR 252.
Public health engineering principles for protection against biological and chemical hazards. Introduction to toxicology and epidemiology. Basic risk assessment concepts as applied to water, airborne, and toxic pollutants. Emphasis on major communicable diseases that plague mankind, organisms that cause them, routes of transmission, and engineering control methods. Appropriate control methods, for rural areas and developing countries. (Every year)
EVE 487. Engineering Design Exhibit I (0-6-2)
Prerequisites: EVE 405 or EVE 505, EVE 384, EVE 480, and TCO 341. Must have completed all required 100- and 200-level engineering, mathematics, chemistry and physics courses. If approved by department chair and course instructor, a waiver may be granted for one of the EVE prefixed prerequisites, provided that the course to be waived does not provide content essential to the successful completion of the capstone project. No additional prerequisite waivers will be granted.
Multi-disciplinary design projects with substantial EVE content. Small groups design, build, and test realistic engineering systems under faculty supervision. Projects include safety, economic, environmental, and ethical considerations and require written and oral projects. (Every semester)
EVE 488. Engineering Design Exhibit II (0-6-2)
Prerequisite: EVE 487.
Continuation of EVE 487 multi-disciplinary design projects with substantial EVE content. Small groups design, build, and test realistic engineering systems under faculty supervision. Projects include safety, economic, environmental, and ethical considerations and require written and oral reports. (Every semester)
EVE 489. Environmental Toxicology (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EVE 486 or EVE 586.
A study of the harmful effects that result from exposures to chemical agents in humans and other organisms. Toxicity, dose and response, the immune system, regulatory considerations, and risk assessment. (Occasionally)
EVE 490. Groundwater Hydrology (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EVE 385.
Fundamental theories and properties of porous media, groundwater movement, and geological factors are presented. This course emphasizes development of fundamental governing equations and the determination of aquifer formation constants. The design of production and monitoring wells and the development of aquifer testing plans are introduced. (Every year)
SPECIAL COURSES: EVE 491, 492, 493, 498, 499 for variable credit. May be repeated for credit with approval of academic advisor and Chair of the Environmental Engineering Department.