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INTM 433 - Manufacturing Processes IN Chemical INDUSTRIES - R

This course provides a survey overview of the many chemical manufacturing processes found in the energy, food, drug, and synthetic polymer sectors.  Related societal, environmental, and regulatory impacts are discussed such as sustainability, OSHA, and EPA. Implications for recovery and reuse as well as new non-polluting processes are explored. The overall industrial structure that makes up this sector of manufacturing will be covered.  (3-0-3)

INTM 459 - issues in industrial sustainability - F

Examines the concept of sustainability and its application in the industrial environment. Identifies underlying stressses on natural and human environments and the resultant problems for business and society including legal, ethical, and political issues related to sustainability. Global warming, peak oil, and commodity pricing are considered as indicators of the need for improvements in sustainability. Industrial ecology will be discussed as well as strategies for developing sustainable practices in manufacturing, power generation, construction, architecture, logistics, and environmental quality. Coverage includes case studies on businesses that have development successful sustainability programs.  (3-0-3)


This course explores the limitations in supply and the need for sustainable use of carbon- and non-carbon-based materials such as oil, minerals, food, water, and other natural resources used by industry. Limitations in the global availability of such resources pose challenges to industry that will require careful consideration and planning to ensure continued prosperity for current and future generations. Course will cover strategies and options to mitigate anticipated shortages and optimize the use of non-renewable natural resources, review of fuel and raw material pricing, and cost/benefit analysis of sustainable development proposals. Technical analyses will be presented during class discussions, but a technical background is not required. (3-0-3)

INTM 461 - Energy Options for Industry – R

Carbon-based fuels are a limited resource and within decades will be in very short supply. Associated energy costs will increase and industry will be required to incorporate alternate fuels and/or power sources, such as uranium (for nuclear power), hydroelectric, geothermal, wind, wave, solar, etc. This course presents such energy options and explores the anticipated impact on industry.  (3-0-3)


This course allows the student to research and report on an industrial sustainability issue of interest and relevance to their career objectives. Topics may touch on industrial ecology, ethics, regulations, environment, resource use, alternative manufacturing methods, facilities, logistics, etc. This is the fourth course in a specialization in Industrial Sustainability. (0-0-3)