Program Director: Professor Emmanouil N. Anagnostou
Office: Room 313, F.L. Castleman Building
Detailed examination of anthropogenic impacts on the environment, resulting from the need for energy, food and shelter. Subtopics in the broad areas of energy, food, shelter, waste, water, sustainable development will be grounded with case studies of UConn activities/programs in sustainability. Overarching and linking each topic is the impact of population and water resources with a focus on environmental literacy. Resolution of scientific/technological, public policy and economic aspects of environmental sustainability issues will be explored, including strategies for success, and possible pitfalls, in achieving environmental sustainability in the subtopic areas. CA 2.
Concepts of aqueous chemistry, biology, and physics applied in a quantitative manner to environmental problems and solutions. Mass and energy balances, chemical reaction engineering. Quantitative and fundamental description of water and air pollution problems. Environmental regulations and policy, pollution prevention, risk assessment. Written and oral reports.
One credit. May be repeated for credit (maximum of three credits).
Structured review of environmental issues and active debate during class time. Presentation of current environmental issues by environmental professionals and experts.
(Also offered as CE 2411.) One credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the School of Engineering. Not open for credit to students who have passed CE 2410.
Introduction to computer-aided design and drawing, emphasizing applications in civil and environmental engineering and landscape design. Introduction to fundamental CAD concepts and techniques, such as drawing commands, dimensioning, layers, editing techniques, and plotting, and additional software packages to create planimetric and topographic maps. Related topics include scale, coordinate geometry, and terrain representation.
An interdisciplinary study of climate change focusing on the local, municipal scale: impacts, policy, vulnerability and adaptation with emphasis on tools such as vulnerability assessments that help local communities determine priorities for adaptation efforts.
(Also offered as CE 3120.) Four credits. Three class periods and one-3 hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: CE 2110; MATH 2110 and 2410Q; enrollment in the School of Engineering. Recommended preparation: CE 2120. This course and ME 3250 may not both be taken for credit.
Statics of fluids, analysis of fluid flow using principles of mass, momentum and energy conservation from a differential and control volume approach. Dimensional analysis. Application to pipe flow and open channel flow. Laboratory activities and written lab reports
Three credits. Two class periods and one 3-hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: CE/ENVE 2310; enrollment in the School of Engineering.
Aqueous analytical chemical techniques, absorption, coagulation/flocculation, fluidization, gas stripping, biokinetics, interpretation of analytical results, bench-scale design projects, written and oral reports.
Three credits. Prerequisites: CE/ENVE 2310; enrollment in the School of Engineering.
Physical, chemical, and biological principles for the treatment of aqueous phase contaminants; reactor dynamics and kinetics. Design projects.
Gaseous pollutants and their properties; basic analytical techniques for air pollutants; particulate pollutants and their properties; equipment design for removal of gaseous and particulate materials; economic and environmental impact of air pollutants; federal and state regulations.
Three credits. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the School of Engineering.
Content includes general microbiology, cell structure, cell growth kinetics, and genetics. In addition to the fundamental microbiological mechanisms, the application of microbial knowledge in natural environment and engineering systems (including water and wastewater treatment, soil and solid waste treatment) is also included. Will broaden the students’ views of microbiological fundamentals and the applications to environmental systems.
Basic technical writing for the environmental engineering field. Students will step through the various sections of technical reporting, obtaining feedback on each section before compiling complete formal reports. Students will also gain an appreciation for teamwork and effective oral communication. Written assignments will mirror those in ENVE 3200.
Application of geological principles to engineering and environmental problems. Topics include site investigations, geologic hazards, slope processes, earthquakes, subsidence, and the engineering properties of geologic materials. Course intended for both geoscience and engineering majors.
Credits and hours by arrangement as announced. Prerequisite and or consent: Announced separately for each course. May be repeated for credit.
Classroom or laboratory course on specific topics as announced.
Quantitative variables governing chemical behavior in environmental systems. Thermodynamics and kinetics of acid/base, coordination, precipitation/dissolution, and redox reactions. Organic chemistry nomenclature.
Systematic approach for analyzing contamination problems. Systems theory and modeling will be used to assess the predominant processes that control the fate and mobility of pollutants in the environment. Assessments of lake eutrophication, conventional pollutants in rivers and estuaries and toxic chemicals in groundwater.
An introduction to ecology and natural treatment systems for managing waste and pollutants with a focus on aqueous contaminants. Topics will include stormwater management, treatment wetlands, restoration ecology, composting, and bioremediation.
Design of groundwater engineering systems used for water supply and/or preservation/improvement of water quality. Steady and transient flow, pumping tests, well hydraulics, and well-field design. Unsaturated zone hydrology, design and evaluation of landfills. Heterogeneity in natural systems, parameter estimation and inverse methods. Application of basic geostatistics in the design of groundwater systems.
Hydrologic cycle: precipitation, interception, depression storage, infiltration, evapotranspiration, overland flow, snow hydrology, groundwater and streamflow processes. Stream hydrographs and flood routing. Hydrologic modeling and design. Computer applications. Design project.
Design and analysis of water and wastewater transport systems, including pipelines, pumps, pipe networks, and open channel flow. Introduction to hydraulic structures and porous media hydraulics. Computer applications.
Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. This course and ENVE 5850 may not both be taken for credit.
Overview and assessment of water institutions and management approaches that contribute (or not) to sustainable and resilient water resources under changing climate conditions, demographic and economic shifts. Course requirements include translating scientific information for water managers.
One credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor; enrollment in the School of Engineering.
Introduction to research through literature review and preparation of a research proposal.
Two credits. Prerequisite: ENVE 4886.
Execution of the research proposal prepared in Thesis I, preparation of written report and oral defense.
Students working individually or in groups produce solution to environmental engineering design projects from data acquisition through preliminary design, cost estimating and final specifications, oral presentation and written reports.
Students working individually or in groups complete the implementations of protocols and techniques covered in ENVE 4910W, final cost of entire project, feasibility, oral presentation and written reports. Instructors will supply initial conditions and performance expectations.
Credits by arrangement, not to exceed six in any semester. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor; enrollment in the School of Engineering.
Individual study of special topics in law as mutually arranged between student and instructor.