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11:117:100. INTRODUCTION TO BIORESOURCE ENGINEERING (1) Overview of specializations within bioresource/bioenvironmental engineering. Expanding role of biological and environmental sciences in engineering. Analysis of selected problems. Review of professional opportunities. SYLLABUS for 11:117:100 (PDF file)


11:117:413. UNIT PROCESSES IN BIOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING I (3) Prerequisites: 01:640:152, 11:375:203. Physical and chemical processes and operations commonly applied for water and wastewater treatment, including coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, adsorption, ion exchange, membrane separation, precipitation, oxidation, and disinfection; principles of chemical reaction kinetics, modeling of ideal and non-ideal batch and flow-through reactors. SYLLABUS for 11:117:413 (DOC file)


11:117:414. UNIT PROCESSES IN BIOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING II (3) Prerequisites: 11:375:201, 11:117:413 or permission of instructor. Biological principles and operations for wastewater treatment, bioremediation and energy production including: microbial ecology; energetics, stoichiometry and kinetics of microbial growth; kinetics of pollutant degradation; modeling ideal bioreactors; design criteria for specific wastewater treatment processes; and new developments in use of microorganisms in bioenvironmental engineering. SYLLABUS for 11:117:414 (DOC file)


11:117:423. BIOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING UNIT PROCESSES LAB I (1) Corequisite: 11:117:413. Demonstration of physicochemical processes and operations used in drinking water and wastewater treatment, including reactor design and residence time distribution, coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, carbon adsorption, chemical oxidation, and oxygen transfer. SYLLABUS for 11:117:423 (DOC file)


11:117:424. BIOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING UNIT PROCESSES LAB II (1) Corequisite: 11:117:414. Prerequisite: 01:160:171, 01:160:211. Demonstration and investigation of biological processes used in the treatment of wastewater, including: natural biological processes in biotreatment ponds; biodegradability and biodegradation kinetics; activated sludge reactors; anaerobic digestion for bioenergy production; use of laboratory methods and analytical equipment to assess biological processes; and introduction to activated sludge simulation software. SYLLABUS for 11:117:424 (PDF file)


11:117:450. APPLIED INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL (4) Prerequisite: 11:117:203. This class will develop an understanding of how to conduct experiments involving the collection of field data and the various tools and techniques required to do so. SYLLABUS for 11:117:450 (DOC file)


11:117:462. DESIGN OF SOLID WASTE TREATMENT SYSTEMS (3) Prerequisite: 01:640:152, 11:375:201. Analysis and design of integrated solid waste management systems, including waste minimization, quantity estimates, waste characteristics, life-cycle thinking in waste management, collection, composting, materials recovery, recycling, incineration, and landfilling. SYLLABUS for 11:117:462 (PDF file)


11:117:468. HAZARDOUS WASTE TREATMENT ENGINEERING (3) Prerequisites: 11:117:413 or permission of instructor. Engineering and process design aspects of hazardous waste management and remediation of hazardous waste sites, waste reduction and recovery, regulatory process, case studies and engineering solutions to model hazardous waste problems. SYLLABUS for 11:117:468 (DOC file)


11:117:474. AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING (3) Prerequisites: 14:180:387 or 14:650:312 or 14:155:303 or permission of instructor. Engineering design techniques for air quality control. control of particulate and gas emissions from stationary sources. control of mobile source emissions. design for indoor air quality and regional air quality control. SYLLABUS for 11:117:474 (DOC file)


11:117:488. BIORESOURCE ENGINEERING DESIGN I (2) Open only to seniors in bioenvironmental engineering. Design morphology. Case studies and special design problems. Solutions developed using creative design processes that include analysis, synthesis, and iterative decision making. safety and professional ethics. SYLLABUS for 11:117:488 (DOC file)


11:117:489. BIORESOURCE ENGINEERING DESIGN II (2)
Prerequisite: 11:117:488. Completion of bioresource engineering senior design project. Evaluation. Presentation of final report. SYLLABUS for 11:117:489 (DOC file)


11:117:494. LAND AND WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING (3) Prerequisites: 11:375:423. Engineering aspects of land and water conservation: basic hydrology, soil-water plant relationships, erosion control, surface and subsurface drainage, flood control, irrigation, non-point source pollution. SYLLABUS for 11:117:494 (PDF file)


11:117:495. ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS FOR ENGINEERS (3) Prerequisite: 11:375:423. Principles of procedural and heuristic systems analysis. overview of engineering economics. Techniques of simulation and optimization. Topics of applied intelligence. solutions for bioresource engineering problems by systems analysis methods. SYLLABUS for 11:117:495 (PDF file)


11:117:496. PLANNING AND DESIGN OF LAND TREATMENT SYSTEMS (3) Prerequisite: 14:180:387 or 14:650:312. Engineering design of land treatment systems for municipal and industrial wastewater, including spray irrigation, overland flow, infiltration/percolation, and subsurface soil adsorption systems. Facilities planning.


11:117:497, 498. SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN BIORESOURCE ENGINEERING (BA, BA,) Prerequisite: Permission of department Studies of special interest in some selected area of bioresource engineering.



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