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Environmental Process Engineering

Dr. Morton Barlaz, PhD student Johnsie Lang, and postdoctoral researcher Florentino De La Cruz checking waste samples in the environmental lab.

This program trains students in mastering fundamentals in physical, chemical, and biological processes as well as in applying design concepts for development of engineered and natural treatment systems. Sample areas of specialization include water and waste water treatment, solid waste management processes, bioremediation, and coupled biogeochemical cycles.

Suggested Core Courses

  • CE 571 Physical Principles of Environmental Engineering
  • CE 573 Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering
  • CE 574 Chemical Principles of Environmental Engineering

Suggested Core Electives

  • CE 537 Computer Methods & Applications in Civil Engineering
  • CE 576 Engineering Principles of Air Pollution Control
  • CE 577 Engineering Principles of Solid Waste Management
  • CE 584 Hydraulics of Groundwater
  • CE 588 Water Resources Engineering
  • CE 596 Water and Sanitation for Developing Countries
  • CE 771 Physical-Chemical Water Treatment Processes
  • CE 774 Environmental Bioprocess Technology
  • CE 775 Modeling and Analysis of Environmental Systems

Suggested Technical Electives

  • CE 596 Fluid Mechanics in Natural Environments
  • CE 772 Environmental Exposure and Risk Analysis
  • CHE 546 Design and Analysis of Chemical Reactors
  • CHE 575 Advances in Pollution Prevention: Environmental Management
  • CHE 715 Transport Phenomena
  • MAE 560 Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
  • MEA 759 Organic Geochemistry
  • PA 550 Environmental Policy
  • SSC 521 Soil Chemistry
  • SSC 722 Advanced Soil Chemistry
  • ST 511 Experimental Statistics for Biological Sciences – I
  • ST 512 Experimental Statistics for Biological Sciences – II