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280198 VO MA-ERD-17.0 Transport phenomena and environmental modeling (NPI) (2017S)

compact course from 01.05.2017 - 31.05.2017


max. 30 participants
Language: German, English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 09.05. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 1 2A120 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Thursday 11.05. 11:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 1 2A120 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Tuesday 16.05. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 1 2A120 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Thursday 18.05. 11:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 1 2A120 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Tuesday 23.05. 14:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 1 2A120 1.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Wednesday 31.05. 09:00 - 12:30 Friedrich Becke Seminarraum 2C315 3.OG UZA II


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will present mathematical models for describing how materials move through systems such as rivers, lakes, the atmosphere, populations, and other systems relevant to environmental scientists and engineers. The course will cover the use of simple, ideal "reactors" to describe these systems and the inclusion of generic expressions for reactions such as biodegradation, hydrolysis, and photocatalysis as well as expressions for adsorption and population growth. Advective and diffusive transport phenomena will discussed. Principles of mass balances will be extended to consider balances on momentum as the basis for describing fluid motion describing mass flux for simple geometries of spheres, cylinders, and flat plates to represent diverse environmental systems.

Topics Covered:
Mass balance
Reaction kinetics
Reactor engineering
Plug flow
River modeling
Lake modeling
Atmospheric modeling
Population modeling
Continuity equation
Momentum balances for fluids (Navier-Stokes Equations)
Advective-Diffusion equation
Expressions for Mass Flux to and from surfaces.

Prerequisites: Calculus

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance, active participation, own presentations

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

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