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Environmental Engineering (ENVE)

ENVE 470 Air Quality (3) Overview of air quality issues with regard to the sources, measurements, effects, transport and control of potential air contaminants.

ENVE 470 Air Quality (3)

The protection of clean air is vital for the health of people. Air pollution has been linked to increased cases of asthma, lung cancer, and other lung diseases. This course, building on concepts covered in the Introduction to Environmental Engineering course, provides an overview of air quality issues with regard to the sources, measurements, effects, transport and control of potential air contaminants. Specifically, the students will learn the fundamental concepts of air pollution generation, modeling and control, plus the impacts of air pollution on human and environmental health and welfare. They will understand the fundamental concepts of acid rain and global climate change. They will learn/be updated on the current regulations that exist to address air quality concerns. Through homework and projects, they will examine and perform preliminary designs on common types of air pollution control equipment. They also will participate in discussions of contemporary air pollution issues (global warming, mobile and stationary air pollution source control, airshed issues in the Chesapeake Bay watershed).

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: C E 370

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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