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: acid-base precipitation-dissolution complexation 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.
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