BEE 4710

BEE 4710

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Fresh water has become a limited resource in many parts of the world. In arid and semi-arid regions, groundwater levels are declining at unstainable levels. In many industrial areas, groundwater is contaminated and unsuitable for drinking water. Sustainability and pollution will be addressed in this course; we will study these problem by first learning the theory of saturated flow and contaminant transport under ideal conditions. Subsequently, we will learn how to simplify a complex groundwater system so solutions can be found. At the end of the course, we will put conceptual, analytical and simulation models, in the broader context of past, current, and potential future groundwater quantity and quality issues, as they are affected by natural or human actions. Throughout the course, guest speakers will discuss topics of current interest related to water. This elective course is intended for seniors and graduate students interested in sub surface water and solute transport applications to sustainable ground water use and prevention of  pollution. Well prepared juniors are welcome too.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: fluid mechanics or hydrology course.

Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

  • Students will improve their ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics (ABET 1).
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements which consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts (ABET 4).

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: EAS 4710

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2863 BEE 4710   LEC 001

    • F Online Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Steenhuis, T

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisites: fluid mechanics or hydrology course.