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EENG 7445 - Environmental Sampling and Testing Methods I

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

​This course covers some of the sampling strategies, design and implementation of sampling plans, and analytical methods used to determine common pollutants in ambient and indoor air, water and wastewater. The students also practice the interpretation of results. Major industrial pollution issues, typical chemical species, their fugacity and environmental partitioning are discussed. Field and lab safety, calibration of instruments and practical application of instrumentation in accordance with standard sampling and testing methods and regulations are covered in the laboratory periods. Co-Requisite (MUST be taken concurrently): COMM 8510 Co-Requisite (can be taken as Pre-Requisite or concurrently): EENG 7420





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 87521

Thu Jan 09 - Thu Apr 23 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 23 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 3570


Zahra Tooyserkani

Course Outline




  1. Reading Week from: February 17 to February 21, 2020

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Critically analyze environmental issues in order to select appropriate sampling and analytical methods to quantitatively and qualitatively assess the magnitude of environmental contamination/pollution.
  • Appraise the complexity of pollution issues and environmental chemistry with emphasis on chemicals' fugacity and environmental partitioning.
  • Demonstrate the use of sampling techniques and analytical methods to determine common pollutants in air, water, and wastewater following the standard procedures.
  • Discuss the theory and principles of operation of various instruments and sampling media used for collection and determination of gases, vapours, microbiologicals and particulates in the air.
  • Prepare sampling media for field sampling/testing.
  • Apply statistical tools and modeling applications to process, analyze and interpret data obtained in environmental sampling and analyses.
  • Prepare comprehensive field and laboratory reports with numerical and graphical representation of results, discussion, sources of errors in sampling procedures conclusions and recommendations.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

EENG 7445 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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