Aquatic Chemistry (Env 543)
Time and Location: 8:30-10:0 AM Tuesday and Thursday
Room 229 Lopata Hall
Instructor: Prof. Dan Giammar 229 Cupples II (314) 935-6849
Office Hours: Mondays 3:00-4:00 PM
Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 PM
Course Description. Aquatic chemistry governs aspects of the biogeochemical cycling of trace metals and nutrients, contaminant fate and transport, and the performance of water and wastewater treatment processes. This course examines chemical reactions relevant to natural and engineered aquatic systems. A quantitative approach emphasizes the solution of chemical equilibrium and kinetics problems. Topics covered include chemical equilibrium and kinetics, acid-base equilibria and alkalinity, dissolution and precipitation of solids, complexation of metals, oxidation-reduction processes, and reactions on solid surfaces. Course lectures on aquatic chemistry principles are supplemented by detailed examinations of case studies.
Course Objectives. After completing this course, students should be able to:
Texts and Readings:
Required Text: Water Chemistry, M. M. Benjamin, 2002
Supplemental Texts on Reserve at Olin Library:
Aquatic Chemistry, W. Stumm and J. J. Morgan, 1996
Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry, D. Langmuir, 1997
Environmental Organic Chemistry, 1st Edition, R. P. Schwarzenbach, P. M. Gschwend, D. M. Imboden, 1993
Principles and Applications of Aquatic Chemistry, F. M M. Morel and J. G. Hering, 1993
Additional supplemental reading will be handed out in class or made available at the library.
Required Software: MINEQL+: A chemical equilibrium modeling system, version 4.5. Environmental Research Software, Hallowell, MA. The software will be available on the computers in Cupples II Room 111. Each student may also make one additional copy for use during the course. Please see the instructor to get the access code to Room 111 and to make a personal copy of the software.
Late Policy. No late work will be accepted. Exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances.
Students are encouraged to discuss the course material outside of class and are permitted to work together on problem sets; however, each student is expected to turn in his/her own work. All students are expected to adhere to high standards of academic integrity as outlined in the Academic Integrity Policy (https://acadinfo.wustl.edu/WUCRSLFrontMatter/WebWUCRSLInfo_AcadIntegrity.htm). If you have any doubts or questions about the policies, please ask the instructor.
Course Evalutions. To continually improve this course, students are requested to complete the on-line course evaluation (http://evals.wustl.edu) in the last few weeks of the semester.
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