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Environmental Chemistry
 
Code: 40759
ECTS: 3.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Tajana Begović - Lectures
Lecturers: Tajana Begović - Exercises
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Lectures 30
Exercises 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Description:
COURSE GOALS: Inform the students about the dynamical nature of processes in the environment and their mutual interrelationships, on the effect of man on stationary states and the response of nature to such changes.

LEARNING OUTCOMES AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMME:
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1.2. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts in chemistry
1.4. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the most important chemistry laws and theories
2. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
2.2. describe important aspects of chemical change
5. LEARNING SKILLS
5.1. search for and use professional literature as well as any other sources of relevant information

LEARNING OUTCOMES SPECIFIC FOR THE COURSE:
Understanding some of the principles underlying the connected processes in the environment: relationships between cause, effect and feedback.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Evolution of the Earth through the geological time-scales: the age of rocks, shifting of continents, consequences for life on the planet. Composition of air through history and the corresponding evidence. Isotopic composition and isotope fractionation. Stationary states, lifetimes and quantities in reservoirs. Conditions affecting the stationary statesand comparison with dynamic equilibria. Global effects of man on the environment: greenhouse gases and stratospheric ozone. Regional effects: e.g. acid rain, forest decline, eutrofication of waters. Local effects: cities, tunnels, garages, odvodne vode, waste disposal. Feedback mechanisms. Hypothesis of Gaia as a living superorganism. Special problems and their solutions: water purification, hazardous waste. Strategies of sustainable development: industrial ecology and green chemistry.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
Active participation in lectures and seminars. Homework.

GRADING AND ASSESSING THE WORK OF STUDENTS:
Tests and oral examination.
Literature:
  1. T, G. Spiro, W. M. Stigliani: Chemistry of the Environment, 2. izd., Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. 2003.
  2. J. Lovelock: Taj živi planet Geja, Izvori, Zagreb 1999.
  3. R. P. Wayne: The Chemistry of Atmospheres, OUP, Oxford 2000.
  4. S. E. Manahan: Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry, 2. izd., Lewis Publishers, New York 2001.
Prerequisit for:
Enrollment :
Passed : General Chemistry
3. semester
Izborni - kemija 1 - Mandatory studij - Physics and Chemistry Education

5. semester
Izborni - kemija 2 - Mandatory studij - Physics and Chemistry Education
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