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CHM 124 - Environmental Science II


A continuation of CHM 123 Environmental Science: this course will include biotec, geologic, hydrologic, and atmospheric factors of the environment, human impacts and interdisciplinary issues.  Federal and State regulations and approved methodology for monitoring and remediation will also be discussed as illustrated by case studies.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  CHM 123 Environmental Science

Corequisite:  CHM 124L Environmental Science II Laboratory

Credits: 3
Hours
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Produce ASTM 6751 biodiesel from waste vegetable oil collected from local restaurants.
2.  Calculate the BTU content of various biomass fuels.
3.  Calculate the proper angle for the design of clerestories and the proper overhang length for windows in passive solar heating and cooling of houses and commercial buildings at various latitudes.
4.  Calculate the size of trombe walls needed to achieve a 50% reduction in energy usage in passive solar heating and cooling of houses and commercial buildings.
5.  Calculate the square footage and materials for thermal storage walls needed to achieve a 50% reduction in energy usage in passive solar heating and cooling of houses and commercial buildings.
6.  Discuss and design thermal roof units needed to achieve a 50% reduction in energy usage in passive solar heating and cooling of houses and commercial buildings.
7.  Discuss and design thermal chimney units needed to achieve a 50% reduction in energy usage in passive solar heating and cooling of houses and commercial buildings.
8.  Discuss and demonstrate the differences between direct and indirect solar gain used in passive solar heating and cooling of houses and commercial buildings.
9.  Calculate the insulation R factors and window requirements used to design passive solar heating and cooling of houses and commercial buildings.
10.  Construct a fully functional wind turbine.
11.  Measure the variation in wind turbine output based on height above ground, wind speed, distance from any obstruction, and rotor rpm.
12.  Calculate the instantaneous and maximum current, voltage, and power for a wind turbine.
13.  Calculate the minimum wind speed required to generate power and the average power that can be generated anywhere in the U.S. based on NOAA records.
14.  Measure the variation in current, voltage, and power in a photovoltaic array based on load, angle, direction, and cloud coverage.
15.  Calculate the instantaneous and maximum current, voltage, and power for a PV array.
16.  Connect a wind turbine, PV array, lead storage battery, load monitor, and inverter to run various loads in the Science Building.
17.  Calculate the minimum sunlight required to generate power and the average power that can be generated anywhere in the U.S. based on NOAA records.

Methods of Assessing Outcomes:

The expected learning outcomes will be assessed through the use of homework assignments and/or quizzes, midterm exams, and the final exam.



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