Environmental Engineering

ENCE630 Environmental and Water Resource Systems I (3)
Application of statistical and systems engineering techniques in the analysis of information necessary for the design or characterization of environmental or hydrologic processes; emphasis on the fundamental considerations that control the design of information collection programs, data interpretation, and the evolution of simulation models used to support the decision-making process.
ENPM621 Heat Pump and Refrigeration Systems Design Analysis (3)
Prerequisites: ENME 315 and ENME 321.
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 such as space conditioning, food perservation, manufacturing, heat recovery and cogeneration.
ENPM622 Energy Conversion I - Stationary Power (3)
Prerequisite: undergraduate thermodynamics and heat transfer.
Thermal engineering of modern power generation systems. Cycle analysis of various modern power generation technologies including gas turbine, combined cycle, waste burning and cogeneration. Energy storage and energy transport.
ENPM623 Control of Combustion Generated Air Pollution (3)
Prerequisites: ENME 315 and ENME 321 or equivalent.
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.
ENPM624 Renewable Energy Applications (3)
Prerequisite: Knowledge of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer
(Credit will only be given for ENPM 624 or ENME 701, not both courses.) Thermodynamics and heat transfer of renewable energy sources for heating, power generation and transportation. Wind energy, solar thermal, photovoltaic, biomass, waste burning, and hydropower. Broad overview of the growing use of renewable energy sources in the world economy with detailed analysis of specific applications.
ENPM625 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning of Buildings (3)
Prerequisite: ENME 321 or equivalent.
Low pressure side of buildings heating and cooling systems. Thermodynamics, heat transfer and digital control principles applied to field problems. Quantitative analyses stressed. Topics include psychometrics, thermal loads, incompressible flow in ducts and pipes, heat exchangers, cooling towers, PID control systems.
ENPM626 Waste to Energy Conversion (3)
Prerequisites: ENME 315 and ENME 321.
Thermal, chemical, and biological processes for conversion of wastes (primarily solid and liquid) to reduce environmental impact and increase recovery of useful energy resources. Emphasis on solid wastes and their composition. Identification of pollution products and their control.
ENPM627 Environmental Risk Analysis (3)
The fundamental methodology for analyzing environmental risk is described with examples for selected applications. Key elements of the environmental risk methodology include: (1) source term and release characterization, (2) migration of contaminants in various media, (3) exposure assessment, (4) dose-response evaluation, (5) risk characterization, and (6) risk management. Also included will be an introduction to uncertainty analysis and environmental laws and regulations. It is intended to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge needed to manage, evaluate, or perform environmental risk assessments and risk analyses.
ENPM635 Thermal Systems Design Analysis (3)
Prerequisite: Undergraduate thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer.
Evaluates the trade-offs associted with thermal systems. Use of software for system simulation, evaluation and optimization. Applications include power and refrigeration systems, electronics cooling, distillation columns, dehumidifying coils, and co-generation systems.
ENPM651 Heat Transfer for Modern Application (3)
The applications selected will vary widely: from cooling of electronics to prevention of fog and stalagmite formation in ice rinks. Multi-mode (i.e. simultaneous conduction, convection, radiation, mass transfer) problems will be emphasized. Lectures on basic principles, followed by assignments in which students formulate solutions and explain results.
ENPM653 Environmental Law for Engineers and Scientists (3)
Provide engineers and scientists with a general understanding of the U.S. legal system and key aspects of environmental law. Many engineers and scientists today find that environmental regulatory issues are components of their professional work. This course will familiarize them with the major federal environmental statutes and regulations and some of the compliance issues they may face. The topics of engineers and scientists serving as expert witnesses in lawsuits, preparation of environmental and expert reports, and how technical information is used in the courtroom will also be discussed.

Environmental Engineering

ENPM620 Computer Aided Engineering Analysis (3)
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-CDL-Office of Advanced Engineering Education.
Computer assisted approach to the solution of engineering problems. Review and extension of undergraduate material in applied mathematics including linear algebra, vector calculus, differential equations, and probability and statistics.
ENPM672 Fundamentals for Thermal Systems (3)
Prerequisite: Undergraduate engineering, physics or chemistry degree.
Included in this course is an introduction to thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Emphasis is on gaining an understanding of the physical concepts through the solving of numerical problems associated with simple thermal fluid processes and cycles. Both ideal gases and multiphase fluids will be considered as the working fluids.

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