Environmental Engineering & Science
EES 4010,6010 Environmental Engineering 3(3,0) Introduction to the field of Environmental engineering.
Topics include environmental phenomena, impact of pollutants in the aquatic environment, solid-waste management, air pollution control, radiological
health, and simple water and wastewater treatment systems. Preq: Junior standing in engineering or consent of instructor. Coreq: CE 3410, CHE 3110, ME 3080 or consent of instructor.
EES 4020,6020 Water and Waste Water Treatment Systems 3(3,0) Study of fundamental principles, rational design considerations, and operational
procedures of the unit operations and processes employed in water and waste water treatment.
Both physiochemical and biological treatment techniques are discussed. Introduction to the integration of unit operations and processes into
water and waste treatment systems. Preq: EES 202 or EES 4010; or consent of instructor.
EES 4100,6100 Environmental Radiation Protection 3(3,0) Fundamental principles of radiological health and radiation safety.
Topics include radiation fundamentals, basic concepts of environmental radiation protection, internal and external
dosimetry, environmental dose calculations, and radiation protection standards. Offered fall semester only. Preq: Consent of instructor.
EES 4110,6110 Ionizing Radiation Detection and Measurement 3(2,3) Laboratory exercises in ionizing radiation detection and measurements.
Topics include nuclear electronics; counting statistics; radiation interactions; basic gas, scintillation, and semiconductor detectors; gamma-ray spectroscopy;
health physics survey instrumentation; and thermoluminescent dosimetry. Offered spring semester only. Preq: EES 4100 or consent of instructor.
EES 4300,6300 Air Pollution Engineering 3(3,0) Introductory course in air pollution and its control.
Topics include air pollutants and effects, sources, dispersion models, engineering controls, and air-quality legislation. Preq: Senior standing in engineering or physical sciences.
EES (B E, FOR) 4510/6510 Newman Seminar and Lecture Series in Natural Resources Engineering 1(0,2) See BE 6510.
EES 4800,6800 Environmental Risk Assessment 3(3,0) Quantitative estimation of the human health risk posed by the release of a contaminant to the environment.
Topics include methods for analyzing emission rate, environmental transport, exposure, and health effects; methods of uncertainty analysis; and the role of risk assessment in environmental regulation and environmental decision making.
Preq: EES 2020 or EES 4010; MTHS 2080; or consent of instructor.
EES (BE, IE) 4840,6840 Municipal Solid Waste Management 3(3,0)
Introduction to the problems, regulations, collection, handling, recycling, and disposal of municipal solid wastes in the urban and rural sectors. Emphasis is on integrated waste management systems with resource recovery, composting, incineration, landfill disposals, and their costs. Preq: Senior standing in engineering or science or consent of instructor.
EES 4850,6850 Hazardous Waste Management 3(3,0)
Introduction to problems, regulations, treatment, and ultimate disposal of hazardous and toxic materials. Spill cleanup, groundwater transport, land
disposal, incineration, and treatment technologies are discussed. Offered spring semester only. Preq: EES 2020 or EES 4010; CH 201 or CH 223; or consent of instructor.
EES 4860,6860 Pollution Prevention and Industrial Ecology 3(3,0)
Topics include pollution prevention technology, the role of pollution prevention within a corporation, source reduction and recycling, pollution prevention assessments, treatment to reduce disposal, life-cycle assessment, design for environment, industrial ecology. Emphasis is on case studies. Preq: Senior standing in College of Engineering and Science.
EES 4900,6900 Special Projects 1-3(1-3,0)
Studies or laboratory investigations on special topics in the environmental engineering and science field. Arranged on a project basis with a maximum of individual student effort and a minimum of staff guidance. May be repeated for a maximum of three credits. Preq: Consent of instructor.
EES 7010 Special Problems 1-6(1-6,0)
Environmental engineering problems selected to meet the interests and experience of students and instructor. Formal report is required. Restricted to MEngr students. To be taken Pass/Fail only.
EES 8020 Environmental Engineering Principles 3(3,0)
Fundamental principles required for simulation and modeling of environmental engineering phenomena; mass transfer, reactor kinetics, simulation techniques, and applications to various natural and engineered systems. Offered fall semester only.
EES 8030 Physicochemical Operations in Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems 3(3,0)
Principles of physicochemical operations used in water and wastewater treatment including sedimentation, filtration, mixing, gas transfer, adsorption, ion exchange, coagulation, precipitation, disinfection, and oxidation. Offered spring semester only. Preq: EES 8020, 8430.
EES 8040 Biochemical Operations in Wastewater Treatment Systems 3(3,0) Principles of biochemical operations used in wastewater treatment; modeling of ideal biochemical reactors and design criteria for aerated lagoons, activated sludge, trickling filters, rotating biological contactors, nitrification, denitrification, and digestion. Offered spring semester only. Preq: EES 8020, 8510.
EES 8050 Laboratory in Water and Wastewater Treatment Operations 3(0,6) Laboratory exercises in selected water and wastewater treatment operations including sedimentation, filtration, adsorption, coagulation, softening, aeration, activated sludge, aerobic digestion, and anaerobic digestion. Offered spring semester only. Coreq: EES 8030 or 8040.
EES 8060 Process and Facility Design for Environmental Control Systems 2-4(2-4,0)
Integration of unit operations into complex systems for treatment of industrial/domestic water and wastewater, contaminated groundwater or air,
landfill leachate, and toxic liquid wastes. Student teams design an integrated system for either water/wastewater or a hazardous/toxic waste. Offered fall semester only. Preq: EES 8030, 8040.
EES (GEOL) 8080 Groundwater Modeling 3(3,0) See GEOL 8080.
EES (GEOL) 8090 Subsurface Remediation Modeling 3(3,0) See GEOL 8090.
EES (GEOL) 8100 Analytical Methods for Hydrogeology 3(3,0) See GEOL 8100.
EES 8120 Environmental Nuclear Engineering 3(3,0)
Environmental aspects of nuclear technology emphasizing nuclear reactors and the nuclear fuel cycle; environmental transport of radioactive materials; radioactive effluents from nuclear power plants; nuclear power plant safety;
environmental aspects of fuel cycle activities; waste management. Offered fall semester only. Preq: EES 6100, consent of instructor.
EES 8130 Environmental Radiation Protection Laboratory 1(0,3)
Continuation of EE&S 611; advanced experiments in radiation detection, radiation protection, health physics, and environmental monitoring. Offered fall semester only. Preq: EES 6110 and consent of instructor.
EES (CHE) 8140 Applied Numerical Methods in Process Simulation 3(3,0) See CHE 8140.
EES 8150 Actinide Chemistry 3(3,0)
Chemical and physical aspects of actinide metals and compounds (including properties, structure and bonding, reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics), coordination and solution chemistry, behavior and speciation in the environment, separation and purification, chemistry of the nuclear fuel cycle and waste treatment, and related topics; fundamental concepts, history, and recent developments. Preq: CH 4020, MTHS 2080, PHYS 2210, or consent of instructor.
EES 8200 Environmental Systems Analysis 3(3,0) Analysis of a systems view of environmental problems, with particular emphasis on conflicting objectives such as economic and environmental concerns. Example problems span traditional environmental engineering processes, natural resources, proactive environmental management, and sustainability. Preq: MTHS 3110 or consent of instructor.
EES 8320 Air Pollution Meteorology 3(3,0)
Applications of meteorology to air pollution; micrometeorology; plume rise modeling; atmospheric diffusion; deposition and washout of pollutants; air chemistry; applications of diffusion modeling to air quality planning. Preq: Consent of instructor.
EES 8330 Air Pollution Control Systems 3(3,0)
Principles and design of air pollution control equipment including mechanical collectors, electrostatic precipitators, baghouse filters, wet scrubbers, adsorbers, and incinerators. Offered spring semester only. Preq: EE&S 430 or consent
EES 8340 Particles in the Atmosphere 3(3,0)
Chemical and physical behavior of atmospheric particles and their interaction with other particles, gases and light; generation, measurement methods, and control strategies of atmospheric particles. Preq: EE&S 630, MTHSC 208, or consent of instructor.
EES 8370 Biodegradation and Bioremediation 3(3,0)
Basic principles of biodegradation for major classes of organic contaminants including halogenated aliphatics and aromatics, fuel hydrocarbons, pesticides, and nitrated energetic compounds; biotransformations of metals; biodegradation
principles applied to the development of bioremediation technologies including intrinsic, in situ, and on-site engineered approaches. Preq: EES 8510.
EES 8430 Environmental Chemistry 3(3,0)
Principles of chemical kinetics and thermodynamics applied to fundamental understanding of aqueous environmental samples including natural waters, wastewaters, and treated waters; factors controlling chemical concentrations, acid-base equilibria, solubility equilibria, complex formation, electrochemistry, adsorption phenomena. Offered fall semester only. Preq: CH 1020 or equivalent.
EES 8440 Environmental Chemistry Laboratory I 3(2,3)
Laboratory experience in basic analytical methods used in water quality studies; experimental design, sampling, wetchemical analytical techniques, data collection
and analysis, data interpretation, and data quality techniques. Offered fall semester only. Preq: Two semesters of general chemistry.
EES 8450 Environmental Organic Chemistry 3(3,0)
Application of parameters that describe the equilibrium distribution and exchange rates for environmentally significant organic compounds to the modeling of processes in engineered and natural systems, including environmental parameter estimation techniques, structure-activity relationships, and integration of environmental processes to model contaminant distribution and residence time in environmental systems. Offered spring semester only. Preq: Two semesters of general chemistry, EES 8430 or equivalent.
EES 8470 Advanced Environmental Chemistry 3(3,0)
Advanced principles and methods in environmental engineering chemistry with applications to both natural and treatment systems; current investigative and study techniques; nature, fluxes, and controlling processes of chemical species and radionuclides in environmental systems. Preq: EES 8430 or equivalent.
EES 8490 Environmental Chemistry Laboratory II 2(0,6)
Theory and applications of instrumental methods of analysis as applied to measurements for environmental control; spectroscopy and spectrophotometric techniques; electrochemical analyses; chromatographic methods of analysis; light scattering and electrophoretic measurements. Offered fall semester only.
EES 8500 Stream and Estuarine Analysis 3(3,0)
Physical, chemical, and biological processes and relationships which exist in streams and estuaries; estuarine environment; free-flowing streams; mechanisms describing transport of conservative and nonconservative materials through estuarine systems; the estuary as a resource and techniques for its management. Offered fall semester only.
EES 8510 Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering 3(3,0)
Basic principles of biology and biochemistry as applied to problems of environmental control and wastewater treatment; kinetic and energetic aspects. Offered fall semester only.
EES 8520 Subsurface and Wetland Hydraulics 3(3,0)
Hydraulics of subsurface water including hydraulic head and gradient concepts, Darcy’s Law, saturated/ unsaturated flow, flow in aquifers and aquitards, flow to wells, and interactions with surface water in wetlands including discharge and development of seepage faces. Mathematics is at the level of elementary ordinary and partial differential equations. Preq: Differential equations, fluid mechanics or EES 802 or consent of instructor.
EES 8550 Surface and Subsurface Transport 3(3,0)
Quantitative analysis of reactive transport and biodegradation in ground water and surface water; applications of the advection-dispersion equation with reaction terms including classical chemical reactions, radioactive decay, and reactions mediated by microbes. Preq: CE 3400 and MTHS 2080 or equivalent.
EES 8560 Pollution of the Aquatic Environment 3(3,0)
Effects of domestic and industrial water pollution on the physical, chemical, and
biological characteristics of natural waters; associated environmental determinants of human disease, toxicology, and epidemiology of chronic disease. Offered fall semester only.
EES 8610 Environmental Engineering and Science Seminar 1(1,0)
Current advances and research developments in various areas of environmental
engineering and science. Off-campus speakers, students, and faculty participate. To be taken Pass/Fail only.
EES 8800 Environmental Risk Assessment 3(3,0)
Methodology of quantitative risk assessment including identification and quantification of the source term, calculation of environmental transport, and estimation of health effects. Applications involve various classes of contaminants in atmospheric and aquatic environmental pathways. Offered spring semester only. Preq: MTHS 2080, graduate standing in engineering or science.
EES 8810 Special Problems 1-4
Problems selected to meet interests and experiences of student and instructor.
EES 8830 Selected Topics in Environmental Engineering 1-4(1-4,0)
Topics in environmental engineering not covered in other courses. Topics vary to keep pace with current developments. May be taken concurrently with EES 8840, which (if offered) would be a different topic.
EES 8840 Selected Topics in Environmental Engineering 1-4(1-4,0)
Topics in environmental engineering not covered in other courses. Topics vary to keep pace with current developments. May be taken concurrently with EES 8830, which (if offered) would be a different topic.
EES 8910 Master’s Thesis Research 1-12
EES 9610 Environmental Engineering and Science Doctoral Student Seminar 1(1,0) Current advances and research developments in various areas of environmental engineering and science. Doctoral students are required to enroll each semester that the course is offered and present one seminar per year. To be taken Pass/Fail only.
EES 9910 Doctoral Dissertation Research 1-12