This course introduces the basic science and engineering concepts of nanoscience/nanotechnology and will discuss the societal and cultural issues surrounding the introduction of nanotechnology into the global market place. Students will learn both basic science and technology and will discuss the opportunities for nanotechnology to improve the quality of life, as well as the potential negative consequences of this emerging science on the environment and human health.
Provides a scientific and engineering basis for understanding environmental issues and problems. Introduces material and energy balances for tracking substances in the atmosphere, source and ground waters, and soil systems. Pertinent environmental laws are described, simple quantitative engineering models are developed, and qualitative descriptions of environmental engineering control technologies are presented.
To understand the factors governing the behavior of hazardous organic chemicals in the environment: distribution among air, water, and soil; surface water transport and subsurface transport; transformations.