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ENVR2550/CHEM2550

Environmental Chemistry

 

 

 

Outline

Calendar

Labs

Announcement

Final Grades

Old Exams

Dr. Wang’s Homepage

 

Course Calendar for Term 2, 2013-2014

(Draft; Subject to Changes)

 

Date

Topic

Textbook Pages & Handouts to Read

Additional Material

Assignment

Notes

Jan. 7

Introduction & Composition of the Atmosphere

1-17; 21-27

Anthropocene

Arsenic problem in Bangladesh

WHO’s new position on DDT

Lab starts the week of Jan 13! 

Jan. 9

Chemical Processes in the Atmosphere

27-40

 

 

 

Jan. 14

Lab team presentation

 

Instruction on how to write a lab report   

Jan. 16

Stratospheric Chem. - Ozone Depletion (I)

41-72

Online textbook on stratospheric ozone

WMO: 20 Questions About Ozone Depletion

1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Latest O3 data from NASA

Guest lecture by Dr. Marcos Lemes

Jan. 21

Ozone Depletion (II)

 

Canadian Ozone Network and Data

U.S. EPA’s Ozone depletion home page

The Montreal Protocol

Assignment 1

 

Jan. 23

Tropospheric Chem. - Smog (I)

73-102

Smog in Toronto

Jan. 28

Tropospheric Chem. - Smog (II)

 

Fuel cell vehicles

AirCare

Drive Clean

Jan. 30

Tropospheric Chem. - Precipitation (I)

103-130

Global distribution of acid rain (campus access)

Acid rain in China (campus access)

 

Feb. 4

Tropospheric Chem. - Precipitation (II)

 

 

 

Feb. 6

Aerosols

131-149

 NARSTRO PM Assessment

Feb. 11

Springtime Arctic Tropospheric Chemistry

 

Arctic Tropospheric Chemistry: An Overview

Feb. 13

Chemistry of Global Climate

172-207

Greenhouse gases and global warming

Kyoto Protocol

Status of Ratification

Assignment 1 is due

Solution to Assignment 1

Feb. 17-21

NO CLASS (MID-TERM BREAK)

Feb. 25

Mid-Term Exam

Feb. 27

Composition of the Terrestrial Environment

The Canadian System of Soil Classification

Mar. 4

Solutions to Assignment 1 and Mid-term

Mar. 6

Composition of the Aquatic Environment

211-217

Mar. 11

Organic matter in the Environment

271-290

Guest lecture

Mar. 13

Eutrophication

Guest lecture by Dr. Gregg McCullough

Mar. 18

Pesticides and POPs in the Environment

483-513

Hudson River PCB Story

Stockholm Convention on POPs

Guest lecture by Dr. Gregg Tomy

Mar. 20

Chemical Processes in the Aquat. and Terrestrial Environ. (I)

217-250

Assignment 2  

Mar. 25

Chemical Processes in the Aquat. and Terrestrial Environ. (II)

Mar. 27

Trace Metals in the Environment

291-316

Apr. 1

Remediation:  Waste Water and Solid Treatment

385-408;

455-480

Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines

Apr. 3

Global Biogeochemical Cycles

353-384

Assignment 2 is due!

Apr. 8

Review

Solution to Assignment 2

Apr. 12

Final Exam

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