CHEM2471 - Environmental Chemistry
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The importance of environmental chemistry is introduced with examples and discussion of serious environmental incidents. Examination of the requirements necessary for industries to remain in compliance with current provincial and federal guidelines and legislation is discussed. The methods and guidelines for sampling, preservation, storage, and handling requirements for solids, liquids, and gases are introduced. Atmospheric chemistry and related gas calculations are reviewed, followed by a study of atmospheric pollution (photochemical smog formation, ozone depletion, etc.). Aquatic chemistry is characterized relative to the hydrological cycle followed by a discussion of water pollution. Gas exchange, natural buffering systems and the importance of pH relative to heavy metal solubility is discussed. Soil chemistry and its ability to attenuate acid deposition is examined with respect to soil type.
Laboratory experiments of the course consist of the application of analytical methods used in monitoring air, water, and soil quality. Both laboratory and field analytical methods (GC, LC, HACH kits, titration, etc.) are used.
Prior completion of Molecular Spectroscopy (CHEM 2362) is strongly recommended for success in this course.
Prerequisite: CHEM2361. This course is available to Open Studies students.
||Jan 6 to Apr 24, 2020
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