DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM
The course load requirements for the Ph.D. program is 24 credit hours. Students with an M.S. degree in a field other than environmental sciences or engineering shall complete the prerequisite core courses suggested by the graduate advisor before starting to take courses for the field of specialization they have selected.
Fields of Specialization:
Water and Wastewater Pollution
Solid Waste Management and Soil Pollution
All students registered in the Ph.D. Program are expected to present a Ph.D. dissertation at the end of their studies to fulfill the requirements of the Institute for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Students, after completing their dissertation, are obliged to make a presentation of their work to the faculty within 2-4 weeks prior to their dissertation defense.
ESC 601 Ph.D Seminars in ongoing doctoral studies (0+1+0) 0 P/F
Presentation of the progress in a doctoral study before it is finalized as a dissertation.
ESC 607 Ph.D. Seminar (Doktora Semineri) (1+0+0) 1
Lectures on selected topics and presentation of research subjects related to Ph.D. thesis work.
ESC 612 Advanced Groundwater Modeling (3+0+0) 3
(Ileri Yeraltisuyu Modellemesi)
Deterministic and stochastic anaysis of groundwater flow and contaminant transport. Numerical modeling techniques; parameter estimation, geostatistics, Monte Carlo simulations; contaminant transport. Recent developments in the analysis of groundwater systems.
ESC 613 Nutrient Removal in Advanced Wastewater Treatment (3+0+0) 3
(Ileri Atiksu Aritiminda Besi Maddesi Giderimi)
Nutrient forms, effect of nitrogen and phosphorus discharges and establishment of discharge limits. Nitrification and denitrification; stoichiometry, kinetics, substrate requirements, toxicity. Single and separate-stage carbon oxidation, nitrification/ denitrification processes. Combined nitrification/denitrification systems. Attached-growth biofilm reactors, biofilm kinetics, application of biofilm models to design; nutrient removal in biofilm reactors. Enhanced biological phosphorus removal and configurations. Physicochemical processes for nitrogen and phosphorus removal.
Prerequisite: ESC 517.
ESC 614 Advanced Technologies for Refractory Matter Removal in Water and Effluent Systems (3+0+0) 3
(Su ve Atiksu Sistemlerinden Asal Madde Gideriminde Ileri Teknolojiler)
Chemical processes in advanced water and wastewater treatment; ozonation, electrochemical coagulation/precipitation. Ionizing radiation processes; electron beam, gamma and ultrasonic irradiation. Dark and light-catalyzed advanced oxidation processes; reaction pathways and kinetics, process control by toxicity assessment and modeling of radical scavenger effects; comparison of homogeneous and heterogeneous systems for process efficiency. Introduction to physical processes adsorption and membrane technologies: principles, kinetics and limitations.
ESC 615 Environmental Systems Modeling (3+0+0) 3
(Cevresel Sistemlerin Modellenmesi)
Deterministic, stochastic and predictive models used in environmental analyses. Model construction, calibration and verification. Environmental modeling software and applications.
ESC 623 Air Pollution Meteorology (Hava Kirliligi Meteorolojisi) (3+0+0) 3
The basic meteorology of the urban atmosphere and its effects on air pollution. Structure and properties of the atmospheric boundary layer; atmospheric turbulence and diffusion; isolated point, line, area and volume sources; urban climatology and meteorology. Urban air pollution models.
ESC 632 Hazardous Substances and Management Techniques (3+0+0) 3
(Tehlikeli Maddeler ve Yonetim Teknikleri)
Sources and properties of hazardous wastes. Treatment and disposal techniques. Source reduction; reuse and exchange. Integrated management. Risk assessment; dose-response relationships and models. Review of hazardous waste legislation.
ESC 634 Treatment and Disposal of Wastewater Sludges (3+0+0) 3
(Atiksu Camurlarinin Aritimi ve Uzaklastirilmasi)
Sludge characterization; unit operations and processes in sludge treatment: thickening stabilization, conditioning, dewatering, thermal processes; ultimate disposal methods of wastewater sludges.
ESC 635 Erosion and its Control (Erozyon ve Kontrolu) (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to physical degradation of soils. Erosion development. Water erosion. Wind erosion. Human impacts on erosion. Erosion control factors; contours, terraces, vegetation. Case studies.
ESC 641 Urban and Regional Environmental Planning (3+0+0) 3
(Kentsel ve Bolgesel Cevre Planlamasi)
Ecology and environmental planning. Methodology of urban and rural land use. Urban planning related to population and internal migration. Industrial development and its effect on urbanization. Case studies on coastal zone management, wetlands, industrial sites.
ESC 651 Environmental Toxicology (Cevre Toksikolojisi) (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to toxicology, uptake and distribution of poisons, detoxification, metabolism and depuration, factors modifying toxicity, economic and environmental toxicology, forensic and clinical toxicology, toxicity tests, experimental and predictive toxicology, doseresponse relationships, risk analysis, acute, chronic and special toxicity.
ESC 653 Chemistry of the Atmosphere (Atmosfer Kimyasi) (3+0+0) 3
General characteristics of the atmosphere. Chemical and photochemical reactions in the atmosphere. Ions and radicals and free-radical reaction mechanisms in the atmosphere, reactions in the ionosphere, reactions of atmospheric oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide, atmospheric sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, chlorofluorocarbons. Chemistry of the gaseous inorganic and organic air pollutants in the atmosphere.
ESC 681-689 Special Projects in Environmental Technology (3+0+0) 3
(Cevre Teknolojisinde Ozel Konular)
Selected topics related to environmental technology involving theory, practice and research on current environmental problems.
ESC 691-699 Special Projects in Environmental Sciences (3+0+0) 3
(Cevre Bilimlerinde Ozel Konular)
Selected topics related to environmental sciences involving theory, practice and research on current environmental problems.
ESC 790 Ph.D. Thesis (Doktora Tezi)