CEE 4803. Engineering and the Environment F04 MWF 2-3 L1205 ES&T. Catalog Description (CEE 2300). Credit Hours: 3-0-3 Prerequisites: CHEM1310, PHYS2211, MATH1502
Engineering and the Environment
Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: CHEM1310, PHYS2211, MATH1502
Introductory course in environmental engineering focusing on physical, chemical and biological processes governing the fate of contaminants in air, water and soil.
The course is intended to introduce freshman and sophomore-level students to the field of environmental engineering. Fundamental physical, chemical and biological principles are utilized to explain processes controlling the fate and distribution of contaminants in air, water and soil. Throughout the course, the impact of human activities and engineering decisions on environmental systems is emphasized, as well as the many political and economic constraints that must be considered during any decision process. Topics include:
(1) global carbon cycle, population and energy
(2) global warming, acid rain and urban ozone
(3) distribution of contaminants in air-water-soil systems
(4) fate and transport of organic contaminants
(5) biological principles, microbial growth and nutrient cycles
(6) bioremediation of organic contaminants
Students in this class are expected to abide by the Georgia Tech Honor Code and to avoid any instances of academic misconduct, including but not limited to:
1. Use of cell phones during class. Place cell phones in your bag and turn them off.
2. Possessing, using, or exchanging improperly acquired written or oral information in the preparation of homework, class project, and exams.
3. Use of material that is wholly or substantially identical to that created or written by another individual or group.
4. False claims of performance or work that have been submitted by a student.
Please see the Georgia Tech Honor Code for further information at http://www.honor.gatech.edu/
The only electronic devices allowed in class during exams are calculators. No PDA’s , cell phones or computers should be brought on exam days. Presence of such devices will result in a zero on the exam.
Air Quality Engineering and the Environment
Module 1: Air Quality Engineering and the Environment
1 W policy, health, and environment The Tragedy of the Commons
2 F population growth Population and Economic Growth
3 M carbon cycle and the atmosphere
4 W energy consumption Energy from Fossil Fuels
5 F combustion –
6 W runaway chemical rxn Bhopal Industrial Accident
7 F recitation
8 M global warming The Atmosphere: … (pp. 499-515)
9 W global warming
10 F acid rain – Acid Deposition (pp. 343-366)
11 M urban smog Photochemical Smog (pp. 366-380)
12 W urban smog
13 F recitation
14 M review
15 W exam