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SMGT 503 - Environmental Pollution Prevention and Control Strategies

Course Description: 

Greening organizations benefit both firms and society as a whole by eliminating/reducing pollution, inventing new processes, and reducing risks. This course focuses on the design and development of environmental management strategies specific to industrial operations and economic development activities in order to make them more competitive and sustainable. Specifically discussed in this course are the techniques and tools for mapping and characterizing industrial operation and economic development activities, identifying sources and types of environmental pollution, and defining steps involved with designing pollution prevention/control strategies and their alternatives (i.e., changing inputs, increasing efficiency, promoting innovation, or adopting new technologies to either prevent emissions or treat residuals). The economics of the pollution prevention/control including cost valuation and cost-benefit analysis are covered in addition to discussing the limitations and risks.