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Environmental Chemistry CHM 310S

The overall goal of this class is to present the major chemical pollutants and their sources, the environmental reactions the undergo, and how they become distributed throughout the environment. A particular focus is on the principal routes of chemical and biological degradation of toxicants: oxidation, photodegradation, hydrolysis, reduction, biotic metabolism and microbial degradation. Specific effort is expended toward predicting biotic/abiotic degradation pathways. The principal physical processes by which chemicals move, concentrate, and dissipate will be investigated through the role of dissolution, bioconcentration, sorption, volatility and transport. Taught in the spring, the course typically has ~100 students.

CHM 410F/1410F Field Sampling at Crawford Lake

Analytical Environmental Chemistry CHM 410F/1410F

An analytical theory, instrumental and methodology course focused on the measurement of pollutants in soil, water, air and biological tissues and the determination of physical/chemical properties including vapour pressure, degradation rates, partitioning, etc. There is in-depth coverage of environmental sampling, data analysis, sample preparation, chromatography theory, gas and liquid chromatography, atomic spectrophotometry, electrochemistry, immunochemistry and mass spectrometry. Lab experiments involve application of theory presented in lecture via measurement of pollutants in various matrices. Taught in the fall, the course is taken by both graduate and undergraduate students who spend two hours in lecture and ~4 hours in lab in the ANALEST facility.

Environmental Chemistry CHM 1401F

This is a graduate level course taught by the entire Environmental Chemistry faculty – Mabury's section covers environmentally relevant transformation reactions including tropospheric oxidations, hydrolysis, reduction, basic metabolism and environmental toxicology.

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