Civil and Environmental Engineering
 
 
ENVE 270 - Environmental Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Mass Transfer
Catalog description
Examination of fundamental environmental processes and phenomena which provide the analytical tools necessary to solve a broad range of environmental problems. These tools include equilibrium phenomena, process rate, and mass transport phenomena.
 
Prerequisite: Introductory chemistry (Chem 102a and b), Elementary differential equations (Math 198) or consent of instructor
 
 
Who takes it
Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students
 
What it's about
This course addresses fundamental processes and phenomena, which provide the tools necessary to solve a broad range of environmental problems. These tools include equilibrium phenomena, process rate and mass transport phenomena.

The following topics are covered: principles of thermodynamics, equilibrium systems; ideal and non-ideal system modeling and design; elementary process rates; mass transport; and multiphase system modeling and design. Course material contributes to modeling fate and transport of contaminants in water, air, and soil.

 
Textbook: reference books
  • Valsaraj, K.T. (1995). Elements of environmental engineering: thermodynamics and kinetics, CRC Lewis Publishers.
  • Weber, W.J. and DiGiano, F.A. (1996). Process dynamics in environmental systems, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Brezonik, P.L. (1994). Chemical kinetics and process dynamics in aquatic systems, CRC press Lewis Publishers.
  • Welty, J.R., Wicks, C.E., Wilson, R.E., and Rorrer, G. (2001). Fundamentals of momentum, heat, and mass transfer, John Wiley & Sons, Inc
  • Weber, W.J. (2001). Environmental systems and processes – Principles, modeling, and design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
 
www.vanderbilt.edu/oak provides access to the students of the syllabus, course information, problems, and homework solutions.
 
Contact
Instructor: Florence Sanchez
e-mail: florence.sanchez@vanderbilt.edu