BAE815 Graduate Seminar

This two-year (four semesters) graduate seminar series is designed to provide academic orientation and assistance for graduate students. The seminar covers general topics for graduate study, including literature review; academic writing and publishing; data analysis, interpretation and presentation; and research presentation/teaching. Each semester will focus on one specific theme. 


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BAE651 Air Pollution Engineering


  • Identify the criteria pollutants and describe their major effects.
  • Describe the air quality management system in the U.S.
  • Calculate air pollutant concentrations and emission rates.
  • Analyze size distributions of particulate matter.
  • Calculate the terminal settling velocity and equivalent aerodynamic diameter of a particle.
  • Explain the principles of operation of the different control devices for particulate and gaseous pollutants.
  • Analyze/design air pollution control devices.
  • Predict air pollutant concentrations downwind of an air pollution source using an atmospheric dispersion model.

Textbook: Cooper, C. D. and F. C. Alley.  2011.  Air pollution control: a design approach.  4th ed.  Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, Inc. 


BAE820 Physical Principles of Environmental Systems

This course is designed to provide a review of physical principles which form the basis for the control and modeling of environmental pollutants.