Environmental Chemistry

Course Code :1002WETMIC
Study domain:Biotechnology
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:40
Study load (hours):112
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Silvia Lenaerts
Tom Tytgat

3. Course contents *

This environmental chemistry course reads like a book. It starts with basic concepts and then fluently moves towards the more advanced chemical and physcial aspects of environmental threats.

In the course the chemical aspects and impact of human activities on the atmosphere, aquatic and terrestic environment are treated.
The chemical foundations of the ozone and smog formation, acid rain, fine particles, inside and outside air pollution and greenhouse gases are covered.
Renewable energy, alternative fuels, hydrogen as fuel of the future and many more different topics are studied.

Real world air pollution in Flanders is taken as case study in cooperation with VMM. For each pollutant the situation in Flanders, the immision sources and possible scientific, technological and/or global solutions are studied.
The ongoing research in photocatalytic removal of pollutants is explained.
The concept of green chemistry with its 12 principles is explained and is presented throughout the course by means of real world applications.