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ENVR2550

Environmental Chemistry

 

 

 

Outline

Calendar

Labs

Announcement

Final Grades

Old Exams

Dr. Wang’s Homepage

 

Course Calendar for Term 2, 2014-2015

(Draft; Subject to Changes)

 

Date

Topic

Textbook Pages & Handouts to Read

Additional Material

Assignment

Notes

Jan. 6

Introduction & Composition of the Atmosphere

1-17; 21-27

Anthropocene

Arsenic problem in Bangladesh

WHO’s new position on DDT

Lab starts on Jan 22! 

Jan. 8

Chemical Processes in the Atmosphere (I) 

27-40

 

 

 

Jan. 13

Lab Overview and Guest Lecture (Mr. Kang Wang)

 

Jan. 15

Chemical Processes in the Atmosphere (II)

Jan. 20

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

Jan. 22

Ozone Depletion (II)

 

Canadian Ozone Network and Data

U.S. EPA’s Ozone depletion home page

The Montreal Protocol

Assignment 1

 

Jan. 27

Tropospheric Chem. - Smog (I)

73-102

Smog in Toronto

Jan. 29

Tropospheric Chem. - Smog (II)

 

Fuel cell vehicles

AirCare

Drive Clean

Feb. 3

Tropospheric Chem. - Precipitation (I)

103-130

Global distribution of acid rain (campus access)

Acid rain in China (campus access)

 

Feb. 5

Tropospheric Chem. - Precipitation (II)

 

 

 

Feb. 10

Aerosols

131-149

 NARSTRO PM Assessment

Feb. 12

Springtime Arctic Tropospheric Chemistry

 

Arctic Tropospheric Chemistry: An Overview

Guest Lecture by Dr. Gary Stern

Feb. 16-20

NO CLASS (MID-TERM BREAK)

Feb. 24

Chemistry of Global Climate

172-207

Greenhouse gases and global warming

Kyoto Protocol

Status of Ratification

Guest lecture by Dr. Marcos Lemes

Feb. 26

NO CLASS (Prep for the mid-term exam)

Mar. 3

Mid-Term Exam

Assignment 1 is due

Mar. 5

Composition of the Terrestrial Environment

The Canadian System of Soil Classification

Mar. 10

Composition of the Aquatic Environment

211-217

Solution to Assignment 1

 

Mar. 12

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

217-250

Assignment 2  

 

Mar. 17

Eutrophication

Guest lecture by Dr. Greg McCullough

Mar. 19

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

 

Mar. 24

Organic matter in the Environment

271-290

Mar. 26

Trace Metals in the Environment

291-316

 

Mar. 31

Pesticides and POPs in the Environment

483-513

Hudson River PCB Story

Stockholm Convention on POPs

Apr. 2

Remediation:  Waste Water and Solid Treatment

385-408;

455-480

Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines

Apr. 7

Global Biogeochemical Cycles

353-384

Assignment 2 is due!

Apr. 9

Review

Solution to Assignment 2

Apr. 18

(13:30)

Final Exam

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