The Role of Knowledge about Material Science and Engineering in Cultivating Students Majoring in Environmental Engineering
Haifeng Wen, Kaihua Yan, Depeng Yang, Xin Shu, Junhao Zhuo, Dengguang Yu
Available Online August 2019.
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- environmental engineering, material Science and engineering, undergraduate students, interdisciplinary teaching
- Environmental professional education is the most important segment in China's environmental work. For the undergraduate students majoring in the Environmental Engineering Specialty (EES), strengthening their capabilities through a suitable curriculum arrangement is necessary. Environmental Engineering and Material Science and Engineering, similar representatives of modern science and technology, have a large overlapped area. Interdisciplinary teaching for the undergraduate students majoring in them is easy and facile to be carried out. In this paper, we report how to foster the undergraduate students majoring in EES using knowledge about material science and engineering, particularly the advanced technology and advanced functional materials such as electrospinning and electrospun nanofibers. Electrospun zein nanofibers are useful materials for removing Pb ion from wastewater, and molecular sieve-loaded polyacrylonitrile nanofibers are highly efficacious in cleaning the volatile organic compound acetone from the atmosphere. These examples about material design, processing and applications can be vivid interdisciplinary teaching materials for promoting the students into professional talents in the fields of environmental engineering.
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TY - CONF AU - Haifeng Wen AU - Kaihua Yan AU - Depeng Yang AU - Xin Shu AU - Junhao Zhuo AU - Dengguang Yu PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - The Role of Knowledge about Material Science and Engineering in Cultivating Students Majoring in Environmental Engineering BT - 2019 5th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 543 EP - 546 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsshe-19.2019.167 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsshe-19.2019.167 ID - Wen2019/08 ER -