Course Description: Environmental Chemistry

A SUMMARY OF ENVIRONMENTAL

CHEMISTRY

A summary of environmental chemistry in the form of an article and as a set of PowerPoint slides can be downloaded from this site. The summary article can be downloaded from the attachment that is entitled EnvtlChemBasics.pdf, which can be accessed by clicking that title at the end of this page and the accompanying PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded from the attachment entitled Environmental Chem Basics.ppt. This material may be useful as a supplement to courses in general chemistry, environmental science, or environmental engineering.

A COURSE IN ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

A university-level course in environmental chemistry has been developed based upon the new edition of the book Environmental Chemistry, Stanley Manahan, Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, 2010. A synopsis of the course and the specific topics covered can be downloaded from the attachment entitled EnvtlChemCourseOutline.pdf at the end of this page. The chapter entitled "Sustainable Energy:  The Key to Everything" and a complete PowerPoint presentation for that chapter can be downloaded from the attachments labeled EC-9 Ch 19.pdf and EC-9Ch19Slides.ppt, respectively. PowerPoint presentations for each of the 28 units of the course have been prepared and can be made available to users by contacting Stanley Manahan at the e-mail address manahans@missouri.edu. The course materials assume a basic knowledge of general chemistry and organic chemistry. However, the attachment labeled EnvtlChemBasics.pdf, below, contains surveys of each of these two topics that will enable a motivated reader to understand the material presented in Environmental Chemistry.

A COURSE IN FUNDAMENTALS OF

 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

A lower-level course in environmental chemistry has been developed that includes the option of coverage of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. This course is based upon the book Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry, Third Edition, Stanley Manahan, Taylor & Francis/CRC Press. 2009. A synopsis of the course and the specific topics covered can be downloaded from the attachment at the end of this page entitled ECFndmntlsSynopsis.pdf. PowerPoint presentations for each of the 28 units of the course have been prepared and can be made available to users by contacting Stanley Manahan at the e-mail address manahans@missouri.edu.

A COURSE IN GREEN CHEMISTRY

Recent years have seen the evolution of Green Chemistry , a discipline defined as the practice of chemical science and manufacturing within a framework of industrial ecology in a manner that is sustainable, safe, and non-polluting and that consumes minimum amounts of materials and energy while producing little or no waste material. A lower-level course without chemistry prerequisites is described. PowerPoint presentations for each of the 17 units of the course can be downloaded without charge from site listed below:


 

A COURSE IN GREEN SCIENCE AND

TECHNOLOGY

The ideas and principles of Green Chemistry may be more broadly applied to Green Science and Technology as a whole. An outline of such a course is described in the attachment labeled GrnSciTechChapSum.pdf at the end of this page. The attachment gives synopses of text material appropriate for such a course as well as the complete texts of two chapters, "1. Sustainability Through Green Science and Technology" and "11, Soil, Agriculture, and Food Production." PowerPoint presentations for these two chapters can be downloaded from the attachments labeled EST-1.ppt and EST-11.ppt at the end of this chapter. PowerPoint presentations for each of the 18 units of the course are available by contacting Stanley Manahan at:

manahans@missouri.edu

Courses in environmental science traditionally have dealt with four environmental spheres:  (1) Hydrosphere, (2) geosphere, (3) atmosphere, and (4) biosphere. This course differs in a fundamental way from the other standard environmental science courses in that it recognizes and emphasizes the importance of a fifth sphere of the environment, the anthrosphere, that has developed into a huge part of Earth’s environment made and operated by humans. In so doing, the course recognizes that humans simply will modify and manage Earth to their own perceived self-benefit. Therefore, we must recognize that reality and, to the best of our ability, manage Earth in a positive way, avoiding those measures that are unsustainable and certain to do environmental harm on a large scale, doing things in ways that minimize environmental impact, and even using anthrospheric activities and enlightened applications of technology to enhance the environment as a whole and to maintain sustainability. Unit 16, "The Anthrosphere as Part of the Global Environment," describes the anthrosphere and how it relates to the total environment. The text material dealing with this unit and a PowerPoint presentation pertaining to it may be downloaded from the attachments GrnSciTchCh16.pdf and EST-16.PPT, respectively, listed at the end of this web page.



A COURSE IN BASIC CHEMISTRY FOR

SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL SCIENCE

A basic one semester chemistry course is described on chemistry including the basics of organic chemistry and biochemistry. The course consists of ten units and is oriented toward environmental chemistry and green chemistry. A synopsis of the course may be downloaded from the site  that is labeled SustainableChemSynopsis.pdf at the end of this page. PowerPoint slides are available for each of the ten units by contacting Stanley Manahan:  manahans@missouri.edu


A COURSE IN TOXICOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY

Toxicological Chemistry relates the chemical nature of substances to their toxic effects. In addition to their toxic effects, toxicological chemistry deals with the metabolism of toxic substances and the mechanisms by which organisms detoxify toxicants and in some cases convert substances to more toxic forms. A detailed summary of toxicological chemistry in pdf and PowerPoint presentations to accompany it can be downloaded attachments listed at the bottom of this page:

ToxChemSummary.pdf        EC-9Ch23Slidesppt.ppt        EC-9Ch24Slidesppt.ppt  


SUPPLEMENTAL CHAPTER ON TERRORISM

The Eighth Edition of Environmental Chemistry by Stanley Manahan included a chapter entitled "Terrorism, Red Chemistry, and Threats to the Environment." This chapter was deleted from the Ninth Edition and the material from it was condensed and redistributed to other chapters in the book. However, some users have requested a separate chapter on this topic, so the chapter on terrorism from the Eighth Edition has been made available on this website and can be downloaded on the link Terrorism.pdf below.


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