University of Calgary

SEDV 635 - Fundamentals of Water, Air, and Land Pollution - Spring 2023

Water and air quality, clean water and air acts, drinking water criteria, common water and air pollutants and their impacts on human and ecological health; water energy nexus ¿ inter-relationships between the two; water and energy conservation; water use in energy and mining industries; options for water reclamation and reuse; fundamentals of water and wastewater treatment; acid rain, particulates, SOx, NOx, urban/photochemical smog, tropospheric ozone and its depletion, CFCs; greenhouse gases and global warming, greenhouse gas effects, climate change, GHGs trends, negative effects of GHGs; introduction to multi-media contaminant transport and contaminated sites; introduction to risk assessment.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • (3-0)


  • Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2024.
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