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SCIĀ 565. Green Technology for Sustainability. 3 Credit Hours.

Chemical Processes provide valuable products and materials in various industries ranging from health care to transportation and food processing, yet they generate substantial quantities of wastes and emissions, which cost tens of millions of dollars annually to safely manage. This course investigates cost-effective utilization of chemical processes in ways that minimize pollution at the source and reduce impact on health and the environment, by creating sustainable systems in manufacturing, transportation, building, and energy production. Environmental risk-based costs and benefits are also explored, including the rationale, benefits, and implementation problems of green technology innovations. Experimental exercises will be integrated into the course to reinforce lecture topics.
Prerequisites: One 200-level and one 300-level course in environmental science or permission of the instructor and junior standing. This is a 500 level graduate course and permission of the instructor is required.