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Environmental Engineering Principles

  1. 1. Syllabus - ENE 400 – Environmental EngineeringSpring 2013, 8:00 – 9:15 Tuesday and Thursday, KAP 148Professor: Ronald C. Henry, KAP 224E, x-00596, rhenry@usc.eduOffice Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00–11:00 AM and 1:00–2:00 PM or by appointmentTeaching Assistant: Nima Jabbari, jabbari@usc.eduOffice Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 11:00-2:00 PM, KAP 239Course Description: This course is designed for intermediate environmental engineeringstudents. The emphasis is on physical transport and chemical transformation processes thatare common to engineering analysis of human impacts on air, water, and soil. The courseincludes an introduction to data analysis of environmental monitoring data obtained forregulatory compliance.Learning Objectives: The students will understand:  The environmental applications of acid-base, oxidation-reduction, microbial, and free radical chain reactions.  Transport of pollutants by advection, diffusion and across phase boundaries.  Basic modeling of combined transport and transformation of pollutants in the environment.  Environmental standards, and analysis of monitoring dataTextbook: W. W. Nazaroff and L. Alvarez-Cohen, Environmental Engineering Science, John Wiley& Sons 2001Week Topics1. Overview – Chapter 12. Water, Air, and Their Impurities – Chapter 23. Environmental Monitoring, Standards and Statistics – Appendix F4. Chemical Transformation Processes 1 – Chapter 3, Sections A and B5. Chemical Transformation Processes 2 – Chapter 3, Sections C and D6. Midterm I and Review7. Physical Transport Processes 1 – Chapter 4, Sections A and B8. Physical Transport Processes 2 – Chapter 4, Sections C and D9. Transformation and Transport Models 1 – Chapter 5, Section A10. Transformation and Transport Models 2 – Chapter 5, Section B11. Midterm II and Review12. Environmental Data Analysis 1 – Class Notes13. Environmental Data Analysis 2 – Class Notes14. Environmental Data Analysis 3 – Class Notes15. ReviewTopics will not necessarily be covered in the order above, and are subject to change.Examinations: Midterm 1 – Thursday February 28 Midterm 2 – Thursday April 4 Final – Wednesday May 15 8–10 AM USE YOUR CLASS TIME
  2. 2. ExaminationsThere will be two midterm examinations and a comprehensive final examination. If anexamination is missed the make-up will be an oral examination. The final examination will begiven at the time assigned in the Catalog. Signing up for the class is taken as a commitmentto take the final at this time. Do not request to take the final examination at any other time.If the final exam is not taken because of an emergency, a form to request an examination at alater time is available. Written examinations have a mix of questions with quantitative andnon-quantitative answers. The final examination will cover the entire course, but willconcentrate on subjects covered after the last midterm. Final GradesAt the end of the course, a grade between 0 and 100 will be assigned for each of thefollowing: class participation, homework, the midterm, and the final. The homework gradewill be the average of the grades for the individual homework assignments, after droppingthe lowest homework grade. The grade for class participation will include the percentage ofclasses attended. The final grade will be the weighted sum of the class participation (10%),homework (20%), midterm (30%), and the final (40%). Statement for Students with DisabilitiesAny student requesting academic accommodations based on a disability is required toregister with Disability Services and Programs (DSP) each semester. A letter of verificationfor approved accommodations can be obtained from DSP. Please be sure the letter isdelivered to me (or to TA) as early in the semester as possible. DSP is located in STU 301and is open 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number for DSP is(213) 740-0776. Statement on Academic IntegrityUSC seeks to maintain an optimal learning environment. General principles of academichonesty include the concept of respect for the intellectual property of others, the expectationthat individual work will be submitted unless otherwise allowed by an instructor, and theobligations both to protect one’s own academic work from misuse by others as well as toavoid using another’s work as one’s own. All students are expected to understand and abideby these principles. Scampus, the Student Guidebook, contains the Student Conduct Code inSection 11.00, while the recommended sanctions are located in Appendix A:http://www.usc.edu/dept/publications/SCAMPUS/gov/. Students will be referred to theOffice of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards for further review, should therebe any suspicion of academic dishonesty. The Review process can be found at:http://www.usc.edu/student-affairs/SJACS/. USE YOUR CLASS TIME