1.77 Water Quality Control

Spring 2006

Photograph of Professor Donald Harleman.
In memory of Prof. Donald R. F. Harleman (1922-2005), my mentor, who taught this subject from 1969-1992. --Eric Adams (November 2006)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of lecture notes and readings.

Course Description

The course material emphasizes mathematical models for predicting distribution and fate of effluents discharged into lakes, reservoirs, rivers, estuaries, and oceans. It also focuses on formulation and structure of models as well as analytical and simple numerical solution techniques. Also discussed are the role of element cycles, such as oxygen, nitrogen, and phosphorus, as water quality indicators; offshore outfalls and diffusion; salinity intrusion in estuaries; and thermal stratification, eutrophication, and sedimentation processes in lakes and reservoirs. This course is a core requirement for the Environmental MEng program.
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Dr. Eric Adams

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session