The Environmental Engineering and Science Program emphasizes the chemical and biological processes involved in pollution treatment, remediation, and control issues. Course offerings include the biological, chemical, and engineering aspects of water supply; the movement and fate of pollutants in surface and groundwaters, soil, and the atmosphere; hazardous substance control; molecular environmental biotechnology; and water and air pollution.
Classes taught by Professor Criddle:
177. Aquatic Chemistry and Biology
Aquatic Chemistry and Biology offers an undergraduate-level introduction to the chemical and biological processes in the aqueous environment. Prerequisite: Chemistry 31.
271B. Environmental Biotechnology
This course focuses on the stoichiometry and kinetics of microbial processes that can be used to recover clean water, energy, nutrients, and safe materials, from waste and contaminated water and groundwater.
274D. Pathogens and Disinfection
This course provides an introduction to epidemiology, major pathogens and infectious diseases, the immune system, movement and survival of pathogens in the environment, transfer of virulence and antibiotic resistance genes, and pathogen control, with an emphasis on public health engineering measures (disinfection).
275B. Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory
Design of a water or wastewater treatment system using biological processes to remove contaminants.