(3 credits) 3 hours lecture
This course is a study of the principles of recovery, reuse and recycling ("3R's") of pollutants and contaminants. Examples will be drawn from the 176 currently listed in the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI). Measures taken to reduce the release, allow tracking of transfers, and achieving reductions will be analyzed. Measures to control and reduce emission of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases will be discussed. The technologies and techniques as well as the voluntary and legislative measures will be compared. The petroleum industry will be analyzed in detail with an examination of wellsite and facility technologies.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of semesters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the Biogeochemical stream and the Physical Processes stream courses or equivalents or consent of the department.