New course proposal
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CE-ENGIN 684, “Environmental Reaction Kinetics,” 3 credits; Instructor: David Reckhow; Environmental Engineers are increasingly called upon to analyze the speed of pollutant conversion in chemical and biological systems. These may be engineered systems such as water and wastewater treatment plants, or natural systems, such as lakes and aquifers receiving industrial pollution. This course examines the rates and kinetics of a range of chemical and biological systems important to Environmental Engineers. These systems are limited to the aqueous phase at atmospheric pressure and near ambient temperature. The fundamentals of kinetic theory are briefly covered. Mathematic simulation of kinetic systems and analysis of kinetic data are examined. Several case studies of importance in Environmental Engineering are explored in detail. Prerequisites: CEE 370, Chem 111, Chem 112 and CEE 680 or equivalent.