Course Number and Title: ENV 277 Environmental Engineering Processes
This course applies mathematical and chemical concepts to quantitatively analyze contaminant behavior in natural and engineering environments.
- Predict environmental processes using engineering principles. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1, 3, 5)
- Apply chemistry concepts to environmental processes. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1, 3, 5)
- Predict environmental processes using reaction models. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1, 3, 5)
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct as expected in industry. (CCC 1, 3, 4; PGC 3, 6)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Predict environmental processes using engineering principles.
- Apply scientific units to commonly encountered environmental parameters.
- Calculate between different commonly encountered environmental units.
- Explain the processes of environmental modeling.
- Develop appropriate assumptions for environmental modeling.
- Select the fundamental dependent variables in an environmental model.
- Select the characterizing dependent variables in an environmental model.
- Estimate model parameters using regression.
- Apply conservation of mass, energy, and momentum to environmental processes.
- Explain environmental processes using mathematics and chemistry.
- Apply chemistry concepts to environmental processes.
- Explain how acid-base chemistry relates to environmental processes.
- Analyze environmental processes using acid-base chemistry concepts.
- Apply air-water partitioning concepts to environmental processes.
- Apply equilibrium concepts to environmental processes.
- Analyze environmental processes using air-water partitioning and equilibrium concepts.
- Predict environmental processes using reaction models.
- Apply rate laws to environmental processes.
- Apply the concept of batch reactors to environmental processes.
- Apply the concept of semibatch reactors to environmental processes.
- Apply the concept of continuously stirred tank reactors to environmental processes.
- Apply the concept of plug flow reactors to environmental processes.
- Apply complete mixed flow reactors to environmental processes.
- Determine first and second order reaction rate constants for environmental processes.
- Analyze reversible reactions.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct as expected in industry.
- Identify the need for self-discipline and time management in technical industries.
- Communicate and function effectively as a member of a team.
The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
Three or Four Exams Equally Weighted
Formative Assessments (homework, in-class assignments, participation, etc.)
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and applicable tools of the discipline to engineering activities, including but not limited to site development, hydraulics and hydrology, grading, water and wastewater treatment, pollution prevention and treatment, and sustainable design.
- Conduct standardized field and laboratory testing.
- Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, professional development, and continuous improvement.
- Use graphic techniques and productivity software to produce technical documents.
- Explain the major aspects of normal ecology of the planet and risks associated with polluting the environment.
- Apply current federal, state, and local environmental and safety regulations and industry best management practices.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.