Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering Courses
Four of the following courses:
ENPM 621 Heat Pump and Refrigeration Systems Design Analysis (3)
Prerequisite: ENME 232 and ENME 332. Thermal engineering of heat pump and refrigeration systems and thermal systems modeling. Thermodynamics and heat transfer. Cycle analysis, alternative refrigerants, graphical analysis using property charts. Analysis of applications including space conditioning, food preservation manufacturing, heat recovery and cogeneration.
ENPM 622 Energy Conversion I – Stationationary Power (3)
Prerequisites: Undergraduate courses in Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Mechanics, or ENPM 808J Fundamentals of Thermal Systems, or permission of the instructor. Electrical power from generation, through transmission and distribution to consumption. Thermochemical principles of energy, material and chemical balances are used to determine performance characteristics of stationary fuel alternatives including clean coal and biomass and burning waste. Cycle analysis of various modern power generation technologies including fluidized bed steam generators, gas turbines, combined cycles, fuel cells and cogeneration are compared. The impact of choices regarding energy generation, transmission, distribution and consumption as well as potential air pollution are also considered.
ENPM 623 Control of Combustion Generated Air Pollution (3)
Analysis of the sources and mechanisms of combustion generated air pollution. Air pollution due to internal combustion engines, power generation and industrial emissions. Techniques to minimize and control emission. Acid rain, ozone, plume analysis, scrubbing, filtering.
ENPM 624 Renewable Energy Applications (3)
Prerequisite ENME 232 and ENME 332. Thermodynamics and heat transfer analysis of renewable energy sources for heating, power generation and transportation. Wind energy, solar thermal, photovoltaic, biomass, waste burning and OTEC. Broad overview of the growing use of renewable energy sources in the world economy with detailed analysis of specific applications.
ENPM 625 Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning of Buildings (3)
Prerequisite ENME 232 and ENME 332. Thermodynamic, heat transfer and fluid flow analysis of building systems. Psychrometric analysis, cooling and heating load calculation, equipment sizing, diagnosis of system problems. Equipment analysis including VAV, hydronic, cooling towers, radiant heating, humidification, dehumidification.
ENPM 626 Waste to Energy Conversion (3)
Prerequisite ENME 232 and ENME 332. Thermal destruction, incineration and combustion processes. Emphasis is on solid wastes and their composition, current and advanced destruction technologies, guidelines on design and operation, and environmental pollution.
ENPM 627 Risk Assessment for Environmental Compliance (3)
Fundamentals of environmental protection. Risk identification, characterization, assessment and management in compliance programs related to environmental laws and regulations. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Toxic Substances Control Act and Clean Water Act. Technology basis of Clean Air Act and Superfund and options for compliance. Expert systems for environmental applications. Elements of life cycle analysis risk assessment. Risk reduction through multimedia emission evaluation and voluntary programs.
ENPM 635 Thermal Systems Design Analysis (3)
The focus of this course deals with the numerical evaluation of the inevitable trade-offs associated with any thermodynamic or heat transfer system. A distinction will be made between workable and optimal systems. For workable systems problems, several laborious manual solutions will be required to ensure that the physics of the system and solution techniques are well understood. A primary analytical tool that will be used for system simulation and evaluation will be an engineering equation solver (EES) program. Although no computer language will be required for simulations, prior experience with windows and spreadsheets will be helpful. Optimal system analysis will include one calculus method and one search method. Applications will include power and refrigeration systems, electronics cooling, distillation columns, dehumidifying coils, and co-generation systems. Student performance will be based largely on manual and computer based take-home problems, some of which will include system performance modeling.
ENPM 651 Heat Transfer for Modern Applications (3)
Most heat transfer texts used in introductory courses contain far more material than is possible to cover in one semester. The intention of this second course is to extend the student's understanding of the subject by utilizing the fundamental relationships that have been derived from first principles to obtain numerical solutions to somewhat more complex (realistic) applications.
ENPM 653 Environmental Law for Engineers and Scientists (3)
Introduction to the basics in environmental law including the language and methods of the law, and the Constitution as the basis of the American legal system. Exposure to how lawyers think and approach environmental engineering problems. Case studies used extensively.
ENCE 736 Theory of Aqueous and Solid Waste Treatment and Disposal (3)
Prerequisites: ENCE 221 and fundamentals of microbiology; or permission of both department and instructor. Theory and basic principles of treating and handling waste products; hydraulics of sewers; biological oxidation; principles and design criteria of biological and physical treatment processes; disposal of waste sludges and solids.