INSTRUCTOR: Nicholas H. Snow
Department of Chemistry
Rm. 113, McNulty Hall
TEACHING ASSISTANT: To be determined
TEXT: Bunce, N.J., Environmental Chemistry, 2nd. Edition, Winnipeg, Canada:
Wuertz Publishing, 1994.
Plus Reserve Materials and Handouts
Air Quality and the Atmosphere
Ozone and Chlorofluorocarbons
Indoor Air Quality
Energy Production and Air Quality
Sewage and Waste Disposal
Sampling and analysis for organic contaminants and smoke/exhaust
particles (Collection, Extraction and Chromatography)
Drinking and Wastewater Analysis
Metals (Atomic Absorption)
Organic Contaminants (Extractions and Chromatography)
Acid Rain (pH Measurements)
Pesticides and Organic Contaminants (Extractions and
Metals (acid digestion and Atomic Absorption)
Analysis of Plant Matter for Heavy Metals
The issues of sampling, compound identification, quantitation and confirmation will be discussed for each technique and analytical method.
GRADING: Student Presentation 20%
2 Midterm Exams 30%
Final Exam 20%
Lab Reports 30%
Bunce, N.J., Introduction to Environmental Chemistry, Winnipeg, Canada: Wuertz Publishing, 1993.
Schwarzenbach, Gcshwend and Imboden, Environmental Organic Chemistry, New York: Wiley, 1993.
Botkin and Keller, Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, New York: Wiley, 1995.
Bulee and Girard, Chemistry: An Environmental Perspective, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1994.
Ondrus, M.G., Laboratory Experiments in Environmental Chemistry, Winnipeg, Canada: Wuertz Publishing, 1993.
Skoog and Leary, Principles of Instrumental Analysis, New York: Wiley, 1992.