ENV 771b () / 2023-2024

Fundamentals of Green Engineering and Green Chemistry

Credits: 3

Spring 2024: Tu,Th, 1:00-2:20, Sage 24


There is a broad desire to ensure that consumer products, manufacturing processes, and material and energy systems are compatible with public health, environmental sustainability,  and this course provides the fundamental knowledge on the frameworks, methods, tools, and techniques of how to design for sustainability.  Through an understanding of the conceptual contracts and the application to real-world case studies, students will understand the impacts of design on health (including toxic and eco-toxic effects) and the ways to ensure that new products, processes, and systems can be constructed through the principles of green engineering and green chemistry.  This is a course of fundamentals that set the foundation for more advanced investigations in sustainable design and therefore there are no pre-requisites.