Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Pollutant Transport Mechanisms CEV359 5 3 + 0 6

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Elective
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. AYTEN GENÇ
Instructors Assoc.Prof. AYTEN GENÇ
Goals Students can formulate mathematically transport of pollutants in air, water and soil by undertsanding their transport mechanisms.
Contents Transport equation for pollutants: diffusion, convection and radiation; simillarities and differences in pollutants transport in surface and underground waters and atmospheres: dispersion, sorption and transport mechanisms at interfaces; mass transfer coefficients and their measurements; analytical and numerical solutions of transport equations.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Students can write equations for the transport of pollutants by diffusion and convection at micro and macro scales.
2 Students can differences in transport equations depending on medium (air, water, soil).
3 Students can identify physical meaning of Reynolds, Schmidt ve Fourier numbers.
4 Students can solve first order ordinary differential equations obtained from modeling of steady-state systems.
5 Students will know experimental procedures for the measurements of mass transfer coefficients and they can evaluate the coefficients by analyzing data using the least squared methods.
6 Students can solve non-linear equation by using bisection and Newton Raphson numerical methods.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Lecture, presentation, group work, homework, project
Assessment Methods Midterm exam (10 week), project, final exam

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Steady state, equilibrium, uniform and flux Students will read pages 15 -20 from the textbook
2 Pollutants and their classifications Students will read pages 15 -20 from the textbook
3 Steady state and unsteady state systems Students will read pages 15 -20 from the textbook
4 Molecular diffusion: Newton's law of viscosity and Fick's diffusion laws Students will read pages 15 -20 from the textbook
5 Transport by convection Students will read pages 20 - 25 from the textbook.
6 Transport at interfaces and transfer coefficients Students will read pages 41 - 50 from the textbook
7 Dimensionless numbers Students will read pages 51 - 55 from the textbook
8 Mass transfer coefficients and some correlations Students will read pages 51 - 55 from the textbook
9 Bisection method in solving non-linear equations Students analyze numerical methods presented in the appendix
10 Newton Raphson method in solving non linear equations Students analyze numerical methods presented in the appendix
11 Macroscale continuity equation for steady-state systems Students will read pages 65 - 72 from the textbook
12 Macroscale momentum equation for steady-state systems Students will read pages 75 - 80 from the textbook
13 Production rate of mass transfer: reaction rates Students will read pages 75 - 80 from the textbook
14 Conservation of momentum equation at macroscobic level Students will solve the related problems

Textbook Tosun İ., 2002, Modeling in Transport Phenomena: A Conceptual Approach, Elsevier, USA
Additional Resources Khandan N.N., 2002, Modeling Tools for Environmental Engineers and Scientists, CRC Press

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 90
Projects 1 10
In-Term Total 2 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 50
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 50
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Engineering graduates with application skills of fundamental scientific knowledge in the engineering practice. x
2 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques. x
3 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design. x
4 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications.
5 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings. x
6 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
7 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources.
8 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously.
9 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License
10 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
11 Communicates using technical drawing.
12 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility.
13 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications.
14 Indicates that he is aware of the universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications; is aware of entrepreneurship and innovativeness and is knowledgeable about the problems of the current age. x
15 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions.

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 3 14 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 6 4 24
Assignments 5 4 20
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 20 20
Projects 2 30 60
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Work Load (h) 172
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 5.73
ECTS Credit of the Course 6