Graduate Syllabus

Environmentally relevant courses are offered by a number of departments. In addition, visiting professors and adjunct faculty routinely offer graduate courses in their areas of expertise.

5210 5211 5270 5230 5330 5220 5240 5310 5330 5250 5251 5311 5253
5254 5253 6210 5221 6810 6811 5840 5810 6820 6821 5830 6821 5094

ENVE 5210. Environmental Engineering Chemistry – I
Quantitative variables governing chemical behavior in environmental systems. Thermodynamics and kinetics of acid/base coordination,  precipitation/dissolution, and redox reactions.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as CE 5210.


ENVE 5211. Environmental Engineering Chemistry – II
Environmental organic chemistry: ideal and regular solution thermodynamics; linear free energy relations; estimation of vapor pressure, solubility, and partitioning behavior, abiotic organic compound transformations; chemical fate modeling.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as CE5211.


ENVE 5270. Advanced Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Analysis of water and waste water. Experimental laboratory and plant investigation of water, wastewater and industrial waste treatment processes.

3 credits, Lecture.


ENVE 5230. Advanced Soil Chemistry
Physical chemical characteristics of soil minerals and soil organic matter, and their reactivity with compounds present in the aqueous and vapor phase. Topics include: modern spectroscopic surface analyses, soil organic matter and its interactions with metals, redox reactions, solubility, derivation of ion-exchange equations, and kinetics of soil reactions.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as PLSC 5420.


ENVE 5330. Probabilistic Methods in Engineering Systems
Common probabilistic models used in engineering and physical science design, prediction, and operation problems; derived distributions, multivariate stochastic models, and estimation of model parameters; analysis of data, model building and hypothesis testing; uncertainty analysis.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as CE 5330.


ENVE 5220. Transportation and Air Quality
Mobile source emissions models in theory and practice. Regulatory framework. Emissions control technology. Field and laboratory measurement techniques. Roadway dispersion modeling. Current topics in mobile source emissions.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as CE 5220.


ENVE 5240. Biodegradation and Bioremediation
Biochemical basis of the transformation of key organic and inorganic pollutants; quantitative description of kinetics and thermodynamics of pollutant transformation; impact of physiochemical and ecological factors on biotransformation.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as CE 5240.


ENVE 5310. Environmental Transport Phenomena
Movement and fate of chemicals: interfacial processes and exchange rates in environmental matrices.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as CE 5310.


ENVE 5330. Environmental Systems Modeling
Modeling pollutants in natural surface waters. Advective, dispersive, and advective-dispersive systems. Modeling water quality, toxic organic and heavy metals pollution.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as ce 5330.


ENVE 5250. Ground Water Assessment and Remediation
Quantitative evaluation of field data in assessing nature and extent of groundwater contamination. Subsurface control and remediation. Case studies.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as CE 5253.


ENVE 5251. Environmental Physicochemical Processes
Reactor dynamics, applications of interfacial phenomena and surface chemistry, processes for separation and destruction of dissolved and particulate contaminants. Scholarly reviews.

3 credits, Lecture. Prerequisites: CE 5310 or ENVE 5310, and CE5210 or ENVE 5210. Also offered as CE 5250.


ENVE 5311. Environmental Biochemical Processes
Major biochemical reactions; stoichiometric and kinetic description; suspended and attached growth modeling; engineered biotreatment systems for contaminant removal from aqueous, gaseous, and solid streams; process design.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as CE 5251.


ENVE 5253. Contaminant Source Remediation
Regulatory framework. Soil clean-up criteria. Treatment technologies: soil vapor extraction, solidification – stabilization, soil washing – chemical extraction, hydrolosis – dehalogenation, thermal processes, bioremediation. Risk analysis.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as CE 5252.


ENVE 5254. Industrial Wastes
Origin and characteristics of industrial wastes. Engineering methods for solving industrial waste problems.

3 credits, Lecture.


ENVE 5253. Combustion and Air Pollution Engineering
Review of thermodynamics and chemical equilibrium. Introduction to chemical kinetics. Studies of combustion processes, including diffusion and premixed flames. Combustion of gases, liquid, and solid phases, with emphasis on pollution minimization from stationary and mobile systems. Air pollution measurement and instrumentation.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as ME 6170.


ENVE 5541. Advanced Combustion
Review of thermodynamic properties, transport properties, conservation equations of multicomponent reacting gas. Introduction to chemical kinetics. Classification of combustion waves. Deflagrations, detonations and diffusion flames. Ignition phenomena, droplet and spray combustion and some aspects of turbulent combustion.

3 credits, Lecture.


ENVE 5221. Transport and Transformation of Air Pollutants
Transport and deposition of gaseous and aerosol pollutants; chemical formation and reactions of oxidants and acidic compounds.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as CE 5221.


ENVE 6810. Advanced Fluid Mechanics I
Dimensional analysis; vector analysis, circulation and vorticity; irrotational motion and velocity potential; two-dimensional flow and stream function; complex variable theory; conformal mapping; airfoils; sources and sinks; free streamline flow; water waves; three-dimensional flow.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as CE 6810.


ENVE 6811. Advanced Fluid Mechanics II
Turbulent boundary layer . Dimensional analysis. Free shear flows. Flows in pipes and channels. Boundary layers on smooth and rough surfaces.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as CE 6811.


ENVE 5840. Open Channel Hydraulics
Unsteady, nonuniform flow; energy and momentum concepts; flow control; de St. Venant equations; unsteady flow modeling of channels and natural rivers.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as CE 5840.


ENVE 5810. Hydrometeorology
Global dynamics of aquatic distribution and circulation. Hydrologic cycle, atmospheric circulation, precipitation, interception, storage, infiltration, overland flow, distributed hydrologic modeling, and stream routing.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as CE 5810.


ENVE 6820. Hydraulic Machinery and Transients
Pumps and turbines. Surging, water hammer, cavitation, hydraulic machinery for hydroelectric plants, water supply, irrigation, and river navigation.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as CE 6820.


ENVE 6821. Hydraulic Structures
River regulation and development. Hydroelectric plants, storage and turbines, canals, locks, and penstocks, dams, regulation of power, flood control, navigation and irrigation.

3 credits, Lecture. Also offered as CE 6821.


ENVE 5830. Groundwater Flow Modeling
Basics of modeling with Finite Difference and Finite Element Methods. Modeling flow in saturated and unsaturated zones. Model calibration and validation. Parameter estimation. Treatment of heterogeneity. Basic geostatistics. Modeling surface-groundwater interactions. Application to field sites.

3 credits, Lecture. Prerequisite: CE 5253 or ENVE 5250. Also offered as CE 5830.


ENVE 6821. Ocean Engineering I
Dynamics of the ocean, including waves, tides and currents; shore processes and protection works; chemical and physical characteristics of seawater; estuarine flushing, mixing and diffusion; sedimentation; engineering applications.

3 credits, Lecture.


ENVE 5094. Seminar in Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Extended discussions on presentations contributed by staff, students and outside speakers. A certificate of completion will be issued from the Environmental Engineering Program.

0 credits, Seminar. Also offered as CE 5394.

Other past courses offered:

Vadose Zone Hydrology (Spring 2004)

Environmental Measurements in Natural Systems (Spring 2004)

Other requests for information should be directed to the Environmental Engineering Assistant Program:

Ms. Althea Lozefski
Environmental Engineering Program
University of Connecticut
261 Glenbrook Road, Unit 2037
Storrs, CT 06269-2037

Phone: (860) 486-3548
E-mail: nature@engr.uconn.edu