2013-14 Catalog

Environmental Engineering

Courses

ENVE 210. Surv Environmental Engineering. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Survey of Environmental Engineering. (3-0) Introduction to environmental and occupational health, atmospheric systems and air pollution control, hazardous waste management, solid waste management, waste water management, and water supply treatment. Prerequisites: CHEM 108, and MATH 209 or concurrent enrollment.

ENVE 211. Soil Mechanics. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the principles of soil and their influence on the hydrological cycle, Darcy's law and fluid flow through porous medium, stress distribution and consolidation of soil, subsurface exploration. Credit for both HYDR 211 and ENVE 211 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: PHYS 122 or concurrent enrollment, and MATH 120. Lab fee $10.

ENVE 300. Mechanics of Fluids. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Principles of hydrostatics, dynamics of viscous and non-viscous fluids, resistance to flow in pipes and open channels, transport processes, energy equation, Bernoulli equation, conservation of mass, conservation of momentum. Credit for both HYDR 300 and ENVE 300 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: PHYS 122, MATH 333. Lab fee $10.

ENVE 301. Environmental Systems Modeling. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Apply conceptual and numerical techniques to model environmental systems. Use differential equations to describe processes. Prerequisites: MATH 306, ENGR 112, 222, and ENVE 300. Lab fee $15.

ENVE 310. Basic Hydrology. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of the hydrologic cycle, precipitation processes, soil moisture, infiltration, groundwater, rainfall-runoff processes, utilization of water resources, and frequency analysis; introduction to HEC-HMS programs for modeling hydrologic processes, elementary principles of field work. Credit for both HYDR 310 and ENVE 310 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: MATH 311 or concurrent enrollment; HYDR 110 or ENVE 210; and ENVE 211. Lab fee $15.

ENVE 320. Groundwater Hydrology. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Topics include aquifer characteristics, infiltration, fluid dynamics of groundwater flow, potential flows, well analysis, water quality, groundwater pollution, legal issues in groundwater. Credit for both HYDR 320 and ENVE 320 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: ENVE 211, GEOL 105 or ENVE 210, CHEM 108, MATH 209. Lab fee $10.

ENVE 402. Atmospheric Syst and Air Pollu. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of atmospheric impact on air pollution. Study of sources of air pollution and their control to include gases and particulate matter. Study of air pollution regulations and air pollution modeling. Design of systems to control and abate air pollution. Study and design of sampling systems to monitor air pollution. Prerequisites: CHEM 108, ENGR 222, senior classification and approval of department head. Lab fee $15.

ENVE 410. Water Resources Engineering. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Fundamentals of hydraulics applicable to open channel flow, natural streams and waterways; irrigation flow characteristics; hydrologic analysis; fluid measurement methods; introduction to hydraulic models including HEC-RAS; and economic aspects of water resources. Credit for both HYDR 410 and ENVE 410 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: HYDR 110 or ENVE 210; ENVE 300 and MATH 333.

ENVE 420. Munic/Ind Water Supp Waste Wat. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Treatment and distribution of residential and industrial water supplies, waste water treatment and disposal methods of municipal and industrial systems, environmental toxicology; aspects of groundwater monitoring and water quality maintenance. Laboratory analysis of water and waste water quality. Design of elementary treatment, distribution, and collection systems. Credit for both HYDR 420 and ENVE 420 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: MATH 311 or concurrent registration, ENVE 300 and CHEM 201. Lab fee $15.

ENVE 430. Texas Water Resource Mgmt. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

The ecological relation of water in this biosphere with special reference to the human role; the role of behavioral sciences (social, legal, economic, political, and psychological) in the development, conservation, regulation, and utilization of water resources; current political structure and laws pertaining to the administration of water resources in the state of Texas. Credit for both HYDR 430 and ENVE 430 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: ENVE 310 and POLS 202.

ENVE 486. Special Problems. 1-4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Directed study of selected topics in Environmental Engineering. May be repeated with approval of department head.