Environmental Processes Concentration (Meng & PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering)

Cornell University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Specialization/Concentration/Emphasis
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Both


Specialization in Environmental Processes requires an understanding of the biological, chemical and physical phenomena that affect the planning, design and operation of the engineering facilities needed to protect public health and the environment. Specializations include contaminant fate in the environment, water and wastewater treatment, the disposal of treated effluents in water and on land, the treatment of solids residuals generated by these processes, bioremediation of contaminated soils and groundwater systems, mechanisms of pollutant transformation in nature, and development of new sustainable technologies to help bring safe drinking water and effective practices for wastewater treatment to the billions of people who lack these basic necessities and who live in countries lacking the technology needed to support conventional approaches to water and wastewater treatment.

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