CEE 481 - Aquatic Chemistry
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Civil & Environmental Engin (CEE)
Department: CoE Civil and Environmental Engineering
3 (Non-LSA credit).
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Advisory Prerequisites:
CHEM 130.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course provides an introduction to the principles of aquatic chemistry and reactions applicable to the analysis of the chemical composition of natural water and engineered water treatment systems. Four chemical reaction classes are covered:

  1. acid-base
  2. precipitation-dissolution
  3. complexation
  4. oxidation-reduction reactions
Emphasis is placed on developing problem solving skills and includes the use of graphical, analytical (e.g., the Tableaux method), and computer solution (MINEQL+) techniques. Problems are selected from a host of environmentally relevant systems including the geochemistry of natural waters, water treatment, groundwater remediation, and fate of inorganic pollutants in natural aquatic systems. Lectures present aquatic chemical principles in the context of contemporary environmental issues including water quality, climate change, and pollution prevention and abatement.

Required Text: Principles and Applications of Aquatic Chemistry, Francois M.M. Morel and Janet G. Hering, John Wiley and Sons, NY, 1993.

*Supplemental Reading:

  • Water Chemistry, M. M. Benjamin, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., NY, 2002.
  • Aquatic Chemistry Concepts, James F. Pankow Lewis Publishers, Inc., Michigan, 1991.
  • Aquatic Chemistry, W. Stumm and J. Morgan 3rd Ed., John Wiley and Sons, NY, 1996.
  • Course Notes Pack (CNP)-Handouts.
* On reserve in Engineering Library in Media Union

Course Requirements:

Grading: The course grade will be based on homework, the computer project, and three exams. A five percent per day penalty will be assessed for late homework or computer assignments. Homework not turned in by 5 PM on the day it is due will be considered late.

  • Computer Term Project 15%
  • Homework 20%
  • Exam I 20%
  • Exam II 20%
  • Final Exam 25%

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CEE 481 - Aquatic Chemistry
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001 (LEC)
MW 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Note: CEE 481 lecture should be taken by undergraduate students with no intention of counting this class towards a graduate program. No graduate credit will be granted for CEE 481. CEE 581 - both lecture and lab - should be taken by students intending to use the class for graduate credit, including SUGS students.
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ISBN: 9780471548966
Principles and applications of aquatic chemistry, Author: Francois M.M. Morel, Janet G. Hering., Publisher: Wiley Rev. ed. o 1993
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