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Environmental Engineering

Co-ordinator of Environmental Engineering Option
G.E. Schneider, CPH 1325K, ext. 4792
Representative for Environmental Engineering Program (Chemical Branch)
J. Scharer, E1 2546, ext. 2703
Representative for Environmental Engineering Program (Civil Branch)
W.C. Lennox, E2 3314, ext. 6959


ENV E 100 F 3C, 1T, 6L for first 6 weeks 0.75
Environmental Engineering Concepts 1
An introduction to Environmental Engineering and the basic methods and principles used in the analysis and design of physical processes; units, dimensions, and measurement; mass balances; introduction to the WATSTAR computing environment; use of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; WHMIS; laboratory on visual communication (joint with CH E students) is included.
For Environmental Engineering students, Chemical branch

ENV E 101 S 3C, 1T, 2L 0.5
Environmental Engineering Concepts 2
A continuation of Environmental Engineering Concepts 1 (ENV E 100) incorporating energy balances and phase equilibria. Laboratory experiments (joint with CH E students) illustrate the physical principles discussed.
For Environmental Engineering students, Chemical branch

ENV E 126 S 2C,4L/T 0.5
Environmental Engineering Concepts 2
A continuation and integration of PHYS 115, ENV E 161 and 170. Extension and application of relevant principles of Physics (vectors, forces, equilibrium, elasticity, fluids) and descriptive geometry (points, lines, planes, intersections, developments) as applied to environmental engineering concerns. Exercises include laboratory experiments to illustrate relations of the principles of physics to engineering and a team project/experiment involving planning, conducting and reporting results in written and oral presentations. Introduction to group dynamics. This course will be taught to students within the Environmental Engineering program. The intent of this course will be, in part, to provide some unity and direction to the environmental engineering students.

ENV E 161 F 1C,1T,1L 0.25
Environmental Engineering Concepts 1
An introduction to some of the basic methods and principles used by engineers in general, and environmental engineers, in particular. The course includes the fundamentals of technical communication, measurement, analysis, and design. Some aspects of the engineering profession, including standards, safety, and intellectual property. This course will be taught in the same classroom as GEN E 165. Examples to be utilized within the course, appropriate to environmental engineering concerns, will be provided.


ENV E 213 F,S 3C,2L 0.5
Fluid Mechanics
Fundamentals of fluid flow. Conservation laws for mass, momentum and mechanical energy. Flow of fluids in conduits. Flow past immersed bodies. Flow through beds of solids, fluidization. Transportation and metering of fluids. Dimensional analysis.
Prereq: CH E 101
Cross-listed as CH E 025
For Environmental Engineering students, Chemical branch

ENV E 220 F,W 3C 0.5
Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
Principles of aquatic and atmospheric chemistry. Physico-chemical properties of gaseous, liquid, and solid wastes. Global carbon, nitrogen, sulphur, and phosphorus cycles. Introduction to organic chemistry with particular reference to interaction with the environment. Detection and analysis of organic and inorganic contaminants (including radionuclides) in air, water, and soil. Basic concepts in ecotoxicology.
Prereq: Second-year standing

ENV E 222 F,W 3C,1T 0.5
Applied Mathematics 1 (Statistics)
Introduction to statistical ideas, probability theory, distribution theory, sampling theory, confidence intervals and significance tests. Introduction to regression analysis. Introduction to design of experiments and statistical quality control.
Prereq: MATH 115, 117, or consent of instructor
Cross-listed as CH E 022
For Environmental Engineering students, Chemical branch


ENV E 320 W,S 3C,1T 0.5
Environmental Resource Management
The impact of the use of natural resources on the ecosystem; management of natural resources; spatial patterns of resource use and ecological impact. The role of environmental engineering models, methods, and modes of analysis in resource management. Capabilities and limitations of current models. Innovation in environmental control. The legislation process as it relates to environmental matters; factors influencing environmental legislation and its evolution.

ENV E 321 F,W 3C 0.5
Applied Mathematics 2: Advanced Mathematics
Ordinary and partial differential equations useful in the analysis and modelling of chemical engineering processes. Problem formulation in fluid mechanics, heat and mass transport, and reaction engineering. Special functions and numerical techniques.
Prereq: MATH 115, 210, 216
Cross-listed as CH E 037
For Environmental Engineering students, Chemical branch

ENV E 330 S 3C,2L
Lab Analysis and Field Sampling Techniques
An introduction to the fundamental concepts of instrumentation and measurement. Water analysis, physical parameters, membrane application, electro-chemical probes. Direction toward how to obtain a good sample and how it can be analyzed, frequency of monitoring, remote sensing measuring devices and opportunities. Toward the development of an optimum monitoring strategy.

ENV E 331 W 3C, 2L 0.5
Instrumentation and Analysis Methods
Introduction to the fundamental concepts of instrumentation and measurement. The components of instrumentation (transducers, amplifiers, filters) are discussed. Specific measurement techniques including mass spectometry, spectroscopy, chromatography (gas, ion exchange, HPLC), electro-chemical probes (membrane electrodes), biosensors and remote sensor devices are covered with emphasis on selection of methods and practical applications in environmental monitoring. Database management, data analysis, statistical treatment of data. Development of optimum monitoring strategy, scheduling, sampling frequency. The course includes laboratory exercises.

ENV E 332 S 3C, 1T, 3L 0.5
Inorganic Environmental Process Principles
Atomic theory, bonding, stereochemistry and transition metal chemistry as related to catalysis and pollution abatement. Some thermodynamic aspects of inorganic chemistry, stability of metal complexes and complex ions in solution. Principles and applications of atomic and molecular structure to environmental chemistry and engineering (e.g. ozone, CFC's, NOx, and SOx). Selected inorganic chemical processes of industrial importance, e.g. sulphuric acid, nitric acid, ammonia, phosphate, caustic, iron ore, uranium. Impact of process design and chemistry on the environment.

ENV E 333 F,W 3C 0.5
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Review of stoichiometry and chemical kinetics. Homogeneous reactors: isothermal operation; batch; semi-batch, continuous tank, plug flow reactor design. CSTR's in series; plug flow reactor with recycle. Multiple reactions in reactor networks. Temperature effects in adiabatic and non-isothermal reactors. Yield, selectivity and optimal operation of reactors. Heterogeneous catalysis and effectiveness factors in two-phase reactors.
Prereq: CH E 026, MATH 216, E 121
Cross-listed as CH E 036
For Environmental Engineering students, Chemical branch


ENV E 403 W 3C, 1T 0.5
Environment: Regulations and Legal Issues
Philosophy of environmental controls; introduction to national and international regulatory structures relevant to industrial planning, emissions control, environmental impact assessment, occupational health; stance of government, industry and community pressure groups.

ENV E 410 F 3C, 1T 0.5
Transport Processes Environmental Engineering Applications
Transport processes for mass, momentum, and energy in the natural environment. Transport in air, water, and soil and associated chemical changes are discussed. Basic meteorology, energy budget, general circulation, wind structure. Coastal hydrodynamics, tides, currents, shallow waves, current and thermal structure of natural bodies of water. Fundamental hydrogeology, transport through groundwater and rivers.

ENV E 420 W 3C,1T 0.5
Modelling of the Environment
Principles and strategies for modelling the deterministic and stochastic systems and processes in the environment. Phenomenological components of environment models. Interaction of designed systems with natural systems. Assembling environment models. Study of existing models for the environment. Parameter estimation and sensitivity studies of the input parameters and assumptions inherent in environment models. Case study investigations using existing models.
Cross-listed as SY DE 536

ENV E 422 F,S 3C 0.5
Economics for Environmental Engineering
Mathematics of finance. Time value of money. Taxes and depreciation. Profitability. Evaluation of alternatives. Replacement and capital analysis. Capital and operating cost estimating.
Cross-listed as CH E 044
For Environmental Engineering students, Chemical branch

ENV E 430 F,S 9L 0.5
Environmental Engineering Project 1
Students may undertake an independent Environmental Engineering design project during the last two terms of their program. The purpose of the project is to demonstrate students' abilities to practise in an Environmental Engineering capacity in their chosen area of expertise, using knowledge gained from their academic and employment experiences. The first part of the project (ENV E 430) will include problem identification, generation and selection of solutions and time management. Incorporation of technical, ecological, social, political and economic issues in the solution for the project will be required. A basic requirement of the proposed solution is that it must be compatible with the principles of sustainability. Requirements include: proposal, progress report, and a final report containing recommendations for part two of the project, ENV E 431.

ENV E 431 W 9L 0.5
Environmental Engineering Project 2
A continuation of ENV E 430. The final design of the major Environmental Engineering project proposed in ENV E 430 will be undertaken. The purpose of this phase of the project is to carry out a detailed technical design of the solution proposed in ENV E 430. Requirements of this part of the two-term project include a final report.

ENV E 477 W 3C,1L,1T
Engineering for Solid Waste Management
The engineering aspects of solid waste management are examined. Attention is given to the engineering design and operational aspects of the control of generation, storage, collection, transfer and transport, processing and disposal of solid wastes in landfill site. Design of natural attenuation sites and system reliability features for landfill designs.

ENV E 480 F,S 3L 0.25
Environmental Engineering Project
Individual research or design on any chemical engineering subject chosen by the student in consultation with the supervising professor. A written interim preliminary report is required. Students enrolled in this course must take ENV E 481 in 4B.
Cross-listed as CH E 043
For Environmental Engineering students, Chemical branch

ENV E 481 W 9L 0.75
Environmental Engineering Project
A continuation of ENV E 480. The individual research or design project started and presented in proposal form in 4A is carried out. An oral presentation of results and a written report are required.
Prereq: ENV E 480
Antireq: CH E 047, ENV E 483
Cross-listed as CH E 048
For Environmental Engineering students, Chemical branch

ENV E 483 W 12L 1.0
Environmental Engineering Project
Student design teams of two to four members work on design projects of industrial scope and importance under the supervision of a faculty member.
Antireq: CH E 048, ENV E 481
Cross-listed as CH E 047
For Environmental Engineering students, Chemical branch

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