Aim and Content
The course includes the following main subjects: (i)Energy production ; (ii)Chemical reactions in the atmosphere; (iii) Water chemistry and water pollution; (iv) Chemistry in the biosphere; (v) Impact of toxic compounds in the environment- natural and man-made (industry, agriculture, transport, energy production etc.)Specific subjects: utilisation of fossil fuel; gas fired and nuclear power plants; oil chemicals; green house gases; ozon chemistry; acid rain; pesticides; general industrial pollution(PCB, PAH, CFC, dioxin)
After completing the course KJEM202 the student will be able to:
- describe important chemical reactions in the atmosphere, including important chemical reactions in connection with smog formation, ozone chemistry and acid rain chemistry.
- outline the molecular basis for the greenhouse effect.
- have knowledge of water chemistry and water pollution.
- have knowledge of the problems in connection with the use of fossil fuels.
- be familiar with alternative energy sources.
- know the major pesticides.
- identify toxic pollutant such as PCBs, PAHs, CFCs, PCDDs and PCDFs.
- provide an overview of compounds with hormone disruptive effect
Course offered (semester)
Recommended previous knowledge
The final grade is based upon a final written exam (4h) (100%).
Examination supporting materials during the written exam: non- programmable calculator (definite models decided by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences). Molecular building set.
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.