This unit will develop an understanding of the chemical behaviour of important elements and compounds in the environment, with an emphasis on aquatic, marine, atmospheric and soil chemistry. Topics include aspects of inorganic (eg metals, chelating agents, particulates) and organic pollutants (eg insecticides, herbicides, industrial chemicals); pollutants in the aquatic environment; industrial, rural and urban water treatment; introductory soil chemistry; the Greenhouse Effect and urban air pollution.
The Unit not only meets the needs of chemists but has direct relevance to students with interests in earth sciences, life sciences and environmental science.
|Unit name||Environmental Chemistry|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Dr Trevor Lewis
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,783.00||050900|
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4x1hr lectures/ tutorials weekly, excursion, assignments and reports.
3 hr exam (65%), mid semester test (10%), assignments and reports (25%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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