PhD_Brine Management

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Course Outline 

Class Schedule




Introduction to brine management


Physical processes controlling brine discharge

Ch01     Ch02   Ch03    Ch04


Discharge modeling and assessment (COREMIX)

Ch05    CORMIX Tutorial


Brine treatment and disposal methods


Environmental impacts of seawater brine discharge


Seminars for different subjects in brine discharge modeling


The assessment in this course consists of a combination of assignments, a mid-semester exam and a final exam. Through the analysis of the activities in the reports, students’ data analysis and interpretation skills and written communication skills will be assessed. The mid-semester test and final examination test the student’s understanding and knowledge of the range of topics covered in the course.

Exams and Grading:

Homework Assignments                                             30%

Research Report/Seminar                                           30%

Final Exam                                                                  40%

Exam Policy: Exams are closed book /open book / take home

Research Report [report template]

  • Surface Water Discharge
  • Evaporation Pond
  • Land Application
  • Deep Well Injection
  • Sewer Discharge
  • Dust Control
  • De-icing Agent

ABET Outcomes

  • Ability to apply mathematics, science and engineering principles (a).
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data (b).
  • Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs (c).
  • Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams (d).
  • Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems (e).
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (f).
  • Ability to communicate effectively (g).
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context (h).
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning (i).
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues (j).
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (k)