Air pollution control engineering
"By taking this course, the students are expected to: 1. understand the basic concepts and principles in Air
pollution control; 2. master the basic methods in Air pollution control; 3. do some related calculations by applying the basic concepts, principles, as well as methods learned in this course integratedly."
Physical pollution control
The goal of this course is to introduce the students the fundamental concepts of physical pollution (noise pollution, vibration pollution, radiation pollution, light pollution, and heat pollution) and their control. This course is to make the students to understand the basic definition of physical pollution, to understand the various adverse impacts of physical pollution, to identify the sources of physical pollution, to quantify the levels of pollution, and to understand the technical approaches to control the pollution.
Principles of Environmental Engineering Design
The course introduces students to the theory, tools, and techniques of environmental engineering design and creative problem-solving, as well as design issues and practices in environmental engineering. The course includes several design cases, with an emphasis on environmental engineering process design, reactor design, pipeline design, equipment selection and application , economic and social factors analysis.
Soil pollution and remediation
"This course mainly covers the technologies applied in soil pollution control and remediation, such as heavy metal pollutions, pesticide pollutions, fertilizer pollutions, solid waste pollutions, wastewater pollutions, etc. Additionally, this course has a brief introduction about the diagnosis and risk analysis methods for soil pollution."
Water Treatment Engineering
This course is one of the main courses for environmental engineering majors. By means of introducing different treatment methods, this course aims at water purification. The main content of this curriculum includes: the principles and characteristics of physicochemical processes for water and wastewater treatment; the basic calculation methods, the applications, the main components and the operational characteristics of these processes; the latest typical water and wastewater treatment processes and technology at home and abroad. The course will mainly cover coagulation, sedimentation and clarification, flotation, filtration, disinfection, oxidation and reduction, membrane separation, softening and desalination, and so on. This course will familiarize students with physicochemical theories for water and wastewater treatment, and enhance their ability to resolve the problems in this field.
"Environmental Assessment is an important tool for public and private
development and planning decisions toward creating a sustainable society. In this
course, students learn EIA theories, methods, regulations and its historical process with
several case studies. Scientific aspects such as predictions and evaluation methods as
well as democratic aspects relating to public participation will be explained. We will
also explore "strategic environmental assessment” as new areas of Environmental Assessment."
This class provides a general introduction to the diverse roles of microorganisms in natural and artificial environments. It will cover topics including: cellular architecture, energetics, and growth; evolution and gene flow; population and community dynamics; water and soil microbiology; biogeochemical cycling; and microorganisms in biodeterioration and bioremediation.
Aquatic Environmental Chemistry
Aquatic Environmental Chemistry is an important branch of Environmental Chemistry, and it mainly focuses on formation, distribution and cycling procedures of various elements, compounds (natural and anthropogenic), as well as the relationships with other environmental media, clearly reflecting multi-discipline of geo-science and chemistry. The earth aquatic environment mainly includes territorial water body and seawater body, characterized by close association and significant difference. Since global industrialization, the influences from human activities have been far stronger than those from most natural procedures, and aquatic environment has been an extremely important receiver for large amounts of various pollutants emitted. It plays a critical role in controlling transport, transform, fate, as well as related biological and ecological effects (such as deformation, carcinogenicity and mutagenicity) at different spatial and temporal scales.
This course introduces the basic concepts and methodology of environmental sciences, as well as the main characters of earth environmental system, pollution in different environmental medias (air, water, soil, etc.), ecological problems, global environmental problems, and environmental disasters. The course could help the students to learn the basic features of environmental sciences, and provide assistance for them to carry out scientific research, teaching and other works in the future. It could also provide a basis for further studies on other follow-up courses in environmental science fields.
This course explores basic theories, pollution control technologies, and pollution control engineering in current Environmental Engineering practices. Upon successful completion of the course, students will master the basic theories and methods of pollution control engineering and prevention technology.
Experiment of Environmental engineering experiments
Environmental Engineering Experiment selects typical water treatment units or processes to demonstrate the simulation experiment. Based on understanding the basic principles and experimental purposes, it requires students to master the operation of simulation water treatment and complete the data analysis and discussion related to the experiments.Environment engineering experiment also focuses on the principles and operation methods of constructed wetlands, biological filter, and the ectopic leaching repair technology and carries out experiments on the process of sewage constructed wetland and rapid biological filter; helps the students understand of technical principles and operation methods of solid waste treatment, disposal and resource utilization and conducts experiments on solid waste treatment, disposal and resource utilization; lets the students grasp the principles and operation methods of drinking water security.
Solid waste treatment and utilization foundation
Based on analysis of solid waste sources, characteristics, physical and chemical properties, solid waste management system and the integrated management process are introduced. The basic principles for landfill, composting, incineration and major resource utilization technology are analyzed. In addition, the main solid waste treatment and disposal scenarios are given.
Experiment of Environmental Monitoring
This course provides all aspects of environmental trainings of sampling and analysis, focusing on the monitoring of major environmental problems in different environmental media. This course combines the theory study and experiment, providing the trainings of analytical technique of monitoring pollutants in the ambient atmosphere, indoor air, water, soil, and sediment. The students are expected to learn the experiment design, sampling, sample process, instrument operation, data analysis, and QAQC etc. The college facility will be provided for this course, i.e. the State Key Laboratory, the Monitoring Station of Urban Air Quality of Peking University. The students are required to familiar with pretreatment of samples, operation and calibration of the various environmental monitoring instruments. After this course, the students should have the basic ability of environmental monitoring in scientific research work.
Pump and Pump Station
This course focuses on the monitoring of key pollutants in the environment medium and environmental pollution problem. It introduces the basic principles and technology method of environmental monitoring, quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC), as well as the latest development of monitoring technology. The course includes introduction, water pollution monitoring, air pollution monitoring, soil and solid waste monitoring, noise and radiation pollution monitoring, emergency monitoring, quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) etc. This course highlights the characteristics of environmental monitoring, containing sampling, measurement, data analysis, and QAQC. Theoretical study and experiment are both crucial in this course. The content closely combines the demand of environmental pollution in China. The application of various new instrument and new technique will be introduced in this course. The students are required to understand the situation of environmental problem, and how to monitor and evaluate the environmental quality. The students should also be capable to carry out environmental monitoring, and analyze the data. In addition, a few students should have the ability to perform innovative research.
Introduction to Environment Science
Experiment of Physical Chemistry
Experiment of Physical Chemistry is an experimental project combining with physics and chemistry. It is mainly composed of a number of individual experiments. With the help of experimental research method and experimental technique of physics,physical properties such as electrical, optical, magnetic and acoustic properties are measured. In the experiments, evaporation enthalpy change of pure substance, two-component gas-liquid phase diagram, combustion enthalpy change of organic substance, chemical reaction equilibrium constant, electromotive force of battery, chemical reaction rate, interfacial tension of solutions, viscosity average molecular weight of polymer, electronic structure of transition metal complexes, and molecular dipole moment are studied.
Principles of Chemical Engineering
This course introduces the basic principles of the chemical engineering and involved equipments,including fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mass transfer, chemical reaction kinetics and dynamics.