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Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering (EGEE)

EGEE 412 Green Engineering & Environmental Compliance (3) Material and energy flows as they relate to industrial systems, environmental concerns, pollution prevention, and the development of clean technologies.

EGEE 412 Green Engineering & Environmental Compliance (3)

The primary objective of EGEE 412 is to introduce students to how engineering and industrial decisions affect the environment and how clean technologies can reduce environmental impact. Students will also be exposed to global mass and energy flows from an environmental perspective that relate to both industrial and natural systems. Students will be exposed to environmental concepts, principles, and evaluation techniques within the framework of green engineering, pollution prevention, and environmental sustainability. The course is for students with a general science or engineering background.

By examining mass and energy flows on the unit operation, plant-wide, local and regional scale, students will understand the interaction of anthropogenic flows with natural cycles of materials and energy. Students will understand how environmental concerns and regulations provide the motivation and incentive behind reducing pollution during the design phase rather than as an "add-on" or "end of pipe" treatment technology. Students will evaluate plant flow sheets to identify engineering means by which to reduce plant-wide environmental impact.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: EGEE 302

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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