Courses Catalogue

Environmental Chemistry

COURSE CODE: CHE2208
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

TOPIC

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Introduction and definitions

Introduction to Biogeochemical cycles

  • The carbon cycle
  • The nitrogen cycle
  • The water cycle

 

 

 

8

The pH scale

  • Acidic, neutral and alkalinity
  • Effects of pH changes on the environment

 

 

4

 

Pollution

  • Water pollution
  • Land pollution
  • Air pollution

 

 

12

 

 

Chemical and Biological weapons

  • Chemical warfare
  • Biological warfare

 

6

Greenhouse effect and global warming

4

 

Oxygen and ozone

  • Oxygen depleting materials in the atmosphere
  • Ozone depleting materials

 

4

 

Toxic substances and their health effects

  • Toxic organic substances
  • Toxic inorganic substances
  • Toxicity of dust
  • Heavy metal toxicity

 

 

12

Practicals

10

 

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Hands-on work in the industry

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes