Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Graduate Core Courses

EVEN 6308
Fundamentals Of Solid/Hazardous Waste Engineering
3(3-0)
Description Overview of pertinent federal and state regulations. Fundamentals of solid/hazardous waste generation, management, treatment and disposal. Emphasis on the modeling aspects of the fate and transport of hazardous waste in the environment. Discussions of assessment planning, waste minimization, effective management of waste material, and the application of treatment and disposal technologies.
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EVEN 6309
Fundamentals Of Air Quality And Pollution Control
3(3-0)
Description Classification of air pollutants by the Clean Air Act and its amendments. Fundamental theories of air pollution and atmospheric science. Air pollution meteorology, atmospheric dispersion modeling, and an introduction to air quality models. Control technology of gaseous air pollutants, process design variable applications.
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EVEN 6356.1
Physical and Chemical Water Treatment Processes
3(3-0)
Description

Overview of the theory and mechanisms governing physical and chemical treatment processes.  Application of chemical and physical process theory to the practical designs of systems for water and wastewater treatment and residuals management.  Basic design features of the treatment systems are presented, but the emphasis in on the underlying principles, including why a process works and what the significant variables are.

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EVEN 6319
Chemical Principles Of Environmental Engineering Design
3(3-0)
Description Discussions and applications of chemical principles in disinfection, air pollution, geochemistry, and aquatic, microbial, redox, and coagulation chemistry in systems design for environmental engineering. Introduction to chemical computer models for environmental applications. An overview of the biogeochemistry of natural water systems and the chemistry of the atmosphere.
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EVEN 6329
Environmental Monitoring And Measurements
3(1-3)
Description An integrated experience in developing and designing laboratory experiments and field sampling campaigns, acquiring and analyzing high quality data for understanding environmental phenomena, and presenting experimental results using state-of-the-art communication tools. Emphasis is also on project-oriented, team-based projects that promote collaborative learning.
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EVEN 6354
Environmental Regulations And Policy
3(3-0)
Description Overview of federal and state regulations for the protection, and international agreements for the protection of human and environmental health. Legal, social, political and economic patterns and processes, which set the stage of the development of environmental policy. Impacts and interactions of environmental regulation and policy on the design and implementation of environmental management systems in the public and private sectors. Discussion of environmental ethics and interactions with the environmental engineering profession and with the formulation of environmental regulations and policy.
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EVEN 6316
Fundamentals of Environmental Biotechnology
3(3-0)
Description

Overview of microbiology fundamentals and development of quantitative tools for describing stoichiometry, microbial energetics, microbial kinetics, biofilm kinetics, and bioreactor mass balances. Application of these tools for designing processes for treating solid, liquid, and gas phase pollutants, including solid waste composting, wastewater treatment, sludge digestion, bioremediation, and air biofiltration. Analysis of complex biological systems involving dynamic multispecies interactions.

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