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ENV 446: Industrial Hygiene Sampling Techniques Pre/Co-requisite: ENV 440 Develop an understanding of practices and procedures of environmental/occupational sampling and interpretation of collected data. Emphasis is applied to air sampling techniques and methods, and industrial hygiene sampling. Course offered varied semesters. Prerequisites: Senior standing 2 credits ENV 447: Epidemiology This course will review the basic principles related to the design and implementation of epidemiologic studies. The topics to be covered include: application of epidemiologic studies, study designs, statistical issues, exposure and health outcome measurements, measurement error and data interpretation. Examples from and application to occupational and environmental epidemiology will be emphasized, where appropriate. Course offered varied semesters. Prerequisites: Senior standing 3 credits ENV 451: Water & Wastewater Treatment Design Engineering The course covers the fundamental processes and operations commonly used at typical drinking water treatment plants and municipal wastewater treatment plants. The student will learn how to specify the sequence of operations and size the important elements in treatment plant operations. Prerequisites: Senior standing and ENV 403; co-requisite: ENV 453 3 credits, Fall ENV 453: Water & Wastewater Lab This laboratory course complements the lecture course GENV 551Water & Wastewater Treatment Engineering. Laboratory exercises that simulate the processes and operations commonly used at typical drinking water plants and municipal wastewater plants will be explored. Co-requisite: ENV 451 1 credit, Fall ENV 455: Air Pollution Control Engineering This course focuses on the technology and methodologies used to reduce concentration levels of pollutants being released to the atmosphere. The statues, regulations, and permitting protocol will be introduced since they constitute an important requirement for obtaining legal authority to build a facility that will emit pollutants to the atmosphere. Integrated knowledge of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, chemistry and mathematics will be applied. Topics covered will include nature and dynamic behavior of particulate matters, collection methods and analytical techniques, air pollution control/reduction methods, treatment technologies and air pollution control devices, and control of NOx, SOx, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Course offered alternative years. Prerequisites: Senior standing and ENV 403 3 credits ENV 465: Soil & Groundwater Pollution Soil serves as a multifunctional and crucial natural system for the reception, storage, and transport of water and pollutants to aquifer media. In this course, fundamental understanding of physics, geology and hydrogeology, and chemistry, along with engineering principles, will be used to understand the dynamic nature of fluid flow and contaminant fate and transport in porous media. Topics covered include the hydrologic cycle, sources and types of contaminants, remediation technologies, and well hydraulics theory and field examples. Prerequisites: ENV 403. 3 credits ENV 474: Environmental Microbiology The course will cover the applied effects of microorganisms on both the environment and human health/activities. The topics to be covered during this course include: biogeochemical cycling; municipal water and wastewater treatment; bioremediation; detection and quantification techniques; and the control of human pathogens. Prerequisite: BIOL 106 or 331; Co-requisite: ENV 478 2 credits, Spring

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019