AWRI Environmental Chemistry

Courses Taught

 

CHM 111 GREEN CHEMISTRY

Fall Undergraduate Class (general education)

Green Chemistry, also known as sustainable chemistry, is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances. The course presents basic concepts of green chemistry and engineering as applied to industrial and consumer products.  In addition, the course covers basic environmental chemistry, toxicology, and emerging fields such as nanotechnology and biomimicry.  As part of the class, students research and make group and individual presentations on a green chemistry technology that can enhance the quality of life.

 

NRM 452 WATERSHED AND WETLAND MANAGEMENT

Fall Undergraduate Class. 4 credit hrs (3 – 1 hr lectures and 1 – 3 hr lab)

Watershed and Wetland Management explores the theory and assessment of the role of landscape variables on aquatic systems.  The course examines the impacts of unstable hydrology, invasive species, physical and chemical pollution, pathogens, urban development, and agriculture on fluvial and wetland systems.  Students collect data from a local stream during the laboratory sessions (chemical, hydrologic, biologic, and GIS) and develop a watershed management plan.

 

 

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