Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Environmental Pollution and Emission Control

ME 59700 / 3 Cr. (3 Class)

This course is designed to promote creativity through immersive experience. It will integrate the real-world problem solving experience into the course curriculum through traineeship in the industry / lab environment. Students will study the environmental pollution sources and fundamental mechanisms of their impacting the environment and human health, and how automotive emission can be measured and controlled. In particular, measurement of particulate emission deposited in a diesel particulate filter will be studied. Here the students will have a chance to creatively design functional shapes of the sensor components. The course topic is chosen in this context that align with the local industry / lab. Topics in emission control technologies, including sensors, control mechanisms, remedial systems will be taught and combined into the course projects that students will accomplish over the course of a semester.



Required Hardware: Arduino starter kit

After completing this course, a student should be able to:

  • Understand the sources of environmental pollution.
  • Study the underlying mechanisms on how these sources cause pollution.
  • Identify emission control technologies, including sensors, control mechanisms, remedial systems.
  • Study particulate emission / soot load sensing and expand their applications to emission control.
  • Develop empirical models to predict emissions and validating them.
  • Utilize arts/design and optimization knowledge to refine sensor design.
  • Source of air pollution
  • Sensing fundamentals
  • Combustion and Emission
  • EPA Regulation and Health impacts of pollutin
  • Automotive Emission control strategies
  • FEA Anaysis of soot
  • Optimal Control and Design Methods