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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions E Environmental Engineering ENEN
Environmental Engineering ENEN

Instruction and services offered by Centre for Environmental Engineering Research & Education (CEERE), Schulich School of Engineering.

Graduate Courses
Environmental Engineering 603       Principles of Environmental Engineering
Mass and energy balance for reacting and non-reacting environmental engineering systems under steady state and unsteady state conditions. Fundamentals of momentum, heat and mass transfer as applied in air and water pollution. Thermodynamic and phase equilibria considerations. Contaminant partitioning and transport in air, surface water and groundwater. Chemical reaction kinetics. Application of ideal continuously stirred tank reactor (CSTR) and plug flow reactor (PFR) concepts in environmental engineering. Residence time distribution (RTD) and reactor non-idealities. Introduction to life cycle analysis.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Environmental Engineering 605       Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology
Chemistry of organic and inorganic contaminants in the environment. Natural chemical cycles in the biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, and consequences of anthropogenic disturbances. Aquatic, atmospheric and soil chemistry. The fate of hazardous, refractory and heavy metal pollutants in the environment. Introductory toxicological chemistry and atmospheric chemistry. Analytical techniques for contaminants in air, water, energy and soil. Introductory microbiology: characteristics and classification of microorganisms, kinetics and mathematical models of microbial growth, applications in environmental engineering. Introduction to ecology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Environmental Engineering 619       Special Topics
New courses on specialized topics relevant to environmental engineering. It may also be offered to doctoral degree students to enable them to pursue advanced studies in particular areas under the direction of a faculty member, which must be arranged and approved prior to registration.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Environmental Engineering 620       Water Quality
Water quality parameters, indicators of water pollution, pesticides, nutrients and other contaminants in water, fate and distribution of effluents in water bodies, water treatment options.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Environmental Engineering 621       Experimental Design and Error Analysis
Statistical analysis and design of engineering experiments. Random variables and sampling distributions; estimation and hypothesis testing; concepts of central tendency, variability, confidence level; correlation, regression and variation analysis; robust estimation; experiments of evaluation; experiments of comparison; factorial experiments (analysis of variance); experimental designs (involving randomization, replication, blocking and analysis of covariance).
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Environmental Engineering 621 and Chemical Engineering 701 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Chemical Engineering 701)
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Environmental Engineering 623       Air Dispersion Modelling
Regulations and policy. Mathematical models of contaminant transport in the atmosphere. Atmospheric thermodynamics. Turbulence in the planetary boundary layer. Turbulence and air pollution meteorology. Gaussian plume. Gradient transport and higher-order closure models. Point, area and line sources. Similarity theories. Basic statistical methods applied to turbulent flows. Urban air shed modelling. Theoretical development and practical applications to engineering problems. Air dispersion modelling using computer software.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Environmental Engineering 625       Computational Methods for Environmental Engineering
Taylor series, numerical integration. Linear and non-linear algebraic equations and solvers. Ordinary and partial differential equations. Finite difference methods: explicit, implicit and Crank-Nicholson methods. Finite difference, finite element or finite volume numerical approximations. Initial and boundary value problems. Boundary conditions, discretization considerations, and design of approximations, accuracy and error reductions. Applications in environmental engineering, such as pollutant dispersion and transport, will be discussed.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Environmental Engineering 625 and any of Chemical Engineering 639, Civil Engineering 743 or Mechanical Engineering 631 will not be allowed.
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Environmental Engineering 627       Contaminant Transport
Mathematical models for contaminant transport in ground water. Flow/transport through porous media, advection, dispersion, diffusion. Sources and sinks. Applications of analytical finite element and finite difference equations, Environmental modelling using computer software.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Environmental Engineering 631       Spatial Statistics for Environmental Modelling

Spatial statistics for topological, geometric and geographic properties. Spatial statistical models for data having an explicit spatial distribution. Basic and advanced methods in geo-spatial statistics for point, area and continuous variables. All levels (from visual to analytical) of possible spatial analysis techniques are examined for each type of variable and applications in environmental modelling are used to illustrate the concepts.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Environmental Engineering 633       Fuzzy Logic for Environmental Engineering
Complex, non-linear, or ambiguous system models. Fuzzy set theory, fuzzy logic operations, fuzzification and de-fuzzification. Development of membership functions, fuzzy system simulation, Rule-based reduction methods, Fuzzy classification and pattern recognition, Fuzzy arithmetic and extension principle, Fuzzy Control and Fuzzy cognitive mapping, applications in environmental engineering.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Environmental Engineering 635       Environmental Modelling
Nature and purpose of environmental modelling; the top-down and the bottom-up approaches; typology of environmental models; definition of fundamental concepts; steps involved in designing and building a model; calibration, verification and validation of models; scale dependency; sensitivity analysis; characteristics, architecture and functioning of selected environmental models.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-2)
Also known as:
(Geomatics Engineering 583)
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Environmental Engineering 637       Earth Observation for the Environment
An introduction to environmental earth observation systems in particular to satellite platforms. Topics include: discussion of physical principles; imaging system geometries; radiometric corrections, including calibration and atmospheric correction; spatial filtering for noise removal and information extraction; geometric corrections, including rectification and registration; fusion of multi-dimensional datasets; and application of satellite images in addressing selected environmental issues.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Environmental Engineering 637 and Geomatics Engineering 637 or 655 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Geomatics Engineering 637)
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Environmental Engineering 641       Air Pollution Control Engineering
Introduction to air quality and air pollution. Energy and air pollution. Fossil fuel combustion and related air pollution. Industrial air pollution control. Control of particulate matter. Control of VOCs, SOx, and NOx. Adsorption, absorption and biofiltration of air pollutants. GHG emission control. Recent advances on related topics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Environmental Engineering 641 and Chemical Engineering 643 will not be allowed.  
Also known as:
(Chemical Engineering 643)
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Environmental Engineering 643       Air Pollutant Sampling and Characterization
Fundamentals and principles of air pollutant sampling and characterization. Kinematics of gases. Principles of gaseous pollutant sampling. Aerosol technology. Isokinetic sampling. Statistics and data analyses for airborne particulate matter. Particle size and concentration measurements. Indoor air quality assessment.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Environmental Engineering 651       Solid Waste Engineering
Analysis and implementation of solid waste minimization strategies. Aerobic biological treatment of waste. Landfill bioreactors for energy recovery. Performance-based design of landfills, soil-chemical interactions and implications. Leachate migration in unsaturated/saturated zones. Design and construction of barrier systems. Leachate collection systems. Landfill closure issues. Life cycle assessment of waste management systems.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Environmental Engineering 653       Contaminated Soil Remediation
Overview of soil remediation engineering. Contaminant partitioning in air, water and gas phases. Phases of site assessments, Physical and chemical treatment processes, soil vapour extraction, air sparging, soil washing, soil flushing, thermal desorption and incineration, solidification and stabilization, vitrification, biological treatment processes, bioremediation kinetics, ex situ and in situ techniques. Liquid phase bioremediation as it pertains to soil remediation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Environmental Engineering 653 and Civil Engineering 747 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Civil Engineering 747)
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Environmental Engineering 655       Hazardous Waste and Contaminated Sites Management
Integrated waste management. Functional and fundamental properties of hazardous waste. Toxicological properties of contaminants. Contaminant release mechanisms. Fate and transport of contaminants in the environment. Contaminated site assessment principles. Quantitative human health risk assessment (QHHRA) as applied to contaminated sites. Hazard identification, exposure pathway analysis, risk characterization. Risk management and site remediation. Methods of hazardous waste treatment and contaminated site remediation. Secure land disposal of hazardous waste and contaminated soils and sludges.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Environmental Engineering 655 and Civil Engineering 745 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Civil Engineering 745)
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Environmental Engineering 661       Industrial and Produced Wastewater Treatment
Sources and characterization of industrial wastewater. Treatment objectives and regulations. Unit and process design. Physical/chemical treatment including sedimentation, coagulation, filtration, absorption, adsorption, ion exchange, membrane processes and pH adjustment.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Environmental Engineering 661 and Chemical Engineering 645 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Chemical Engineering 645)
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Environmental Engineering 663       Biological Processes for Wastewater Treatment
Specialized biological wastewater treatment processes for removal of impurities not effectively removed by conventional secondary wastewater treatment systems, such as nutrients (e.g. nitrogen and phosphorus), residual organics, residual solids, bacteria and viruses. Wetlands. Activated sludge modelling. Biological nutrient removal. Sludge management. Disinfection.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Environmental Engineering 663 and Civil Engineering 741 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Civil Engineering 741)
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Environmental Engineering 665       Wastewater Issues for the Oil and Gas Industry
Produced water characteristics, regulations governing produced water management, management options. Technologies used for produced water treatment, novel/emerging technologies. Process design approaches and comparative evaluation of various technologies. Case Studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Environmental Engineering 665 and Chemical Engineering 665 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Chemical Engineering 665)
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Environmental Engineering 671       Energy and Environment
Introduction to formation, extraction, transportation and conversion of fossil fuels; electricity generation, transmission and distribution; thermal power and cogeneration; nuclear power; renewable energy sources; energy efficiency and conservation; exergy analysis; greenhouse gas emissions; air, land and water pollution and their mitigation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Environmental Engineering 673       Thermal Systems Analysis

Fundamentals of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer; thermal and energy systems, heat exchangers, co-generation; Second law of thermodynamics and concept of entropy generation and thermo-economics; Environmental issues and pollution control; Renewable energy system; Co-generation design; Heat exchanger design; Energy storage systems; Optimization process.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Environmental Engineering 673 and Mechanical Engineering 637 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Mechanical Engineering 637)
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Environmental Engineering 681       Project in Environmental Engineering I
Allows course-based MEng degree students with the opportunity of pursuing advanced studies or a design project in environmental engineering under the direction of one or more faculty members, which must be arranged and approved prior to registration. A written proposal, progress reports, and a final report are required.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Centre.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Environmental Engineering 681 and 682 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Available to course-based MEng degree students only after completing most other courses for the degree.
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Environmental Engineering 682       Project in Environmental Engineering II
Allows course-based MEng degree students with the opportunity to work on a comprehensive research or design project under the supervision of one or more faculty members, which must be arranged and approved prior to registration. A written proposal, progress reports, and a final report are required.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Centre.  
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Environmental Engineering 682 and 681 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Available to course-based MEng degree students only after completing most other courses for the degree.
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Environmental Engineering 691       Environmental Policy Analysis
An examination of the policy tools used in decision-making related to the environment, the course aims to facilitate dialogue between political scientists and engineers. Topics include: risk analysis; decision analysis; uncertainty assessment; and benefit-cost analysis. The structure and evolution of environmental regulation will be used as a theme with an emphasis on energy.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Environmental Engineering 691 and Political Science 755.31 will not be allowed.
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Environmental Engineering 693       Life Cycle Assessment
Concepts of life cycle assessment. Consideration of environmental and economic impacts from the extraction of resources to the disposal of unwanted residuals. Review and evaluation of tools and frameworks (e.g. process, input-output, hybrid life cycle assessment). Relative merits of various methods for interpreting and valuing the impacts. Examples of applications in environmental engineering and the energy industry.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Environmental Engineering 693 and Environmental Design 683.85 will not be allowed.
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