2018 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry and Science

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Baba Toshihide  Motokura Ken 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-2(S224)  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.E331
Credits
1
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2018/3/20
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

[Course description]
The instructor in this course will lecture on the role of Chemical Science and Technology for the Environment in order to solve modern environmental issues. The instructor will first explain the present and future of modern environmental issues, the natural environment, and resource energy. Building on that background, the instructor will explain a chemistry approach to environmental issues.
[Course aims] Encourage understanding of the following specific items.
1) Improving the natural environment, 2) Securing resources and energy, 3) Environmental chemistry and science approach (green chemistry) to material production, and 4) the appropriate role for chemistry in waste processing

Student learning outcomes

Students will acquire the following skills from taking this course.
1) The ability to understand modern environmental issues from a chemistry standpoint
2) The ability to understand the role of chemistry for solving environmental problems
3) The ability to propose solving techniques for environmental problems through a variety of chemistry approaches

Keywords

Chemical Science and Technology for Environment, Resources, Energy

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

To check understanding of course content, students will do exercise problems on that day's content at the end of the class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Recent Environmental Issues Understand examples of recent environmental issues.
Class 2 Trends in Natural Environment, Resources, and Energy Gain knowledge for recent trends in natural environment, resources, and energy.
Class 3 Chemical Approaches toward Environmental Issues (Overview) Understand the overview of chemical approaches to solve environmental issues.
Class 4 Chemical Technologies for Protection of Natural Environment Understand chemical technologies for protection of natural environment.
Class 5 Reservation of Resources and Energy Understand the role of chemistry for reservation of resources and energy.
Class 6 Green Chemistry Gain knowledge for Green Chemistry for materials production.
Class 7 Waste Treatments and Recycle Understand the methods for waste treatment and recycle.
Class 8 Practice problems and interpretation for confirming the level of understanding Solve practice problems by accurately understanding all the lectures above.

Textbook(s)

Makoto Misono, Chemical Science and Technology for the Environment, SHOKABO (Japanese)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None.

Assessment criteria and methods

Learning achievement is evaluated based on an exercise, final exam (60%) and reports (40%).

Related courses

  • CAP.I416 : Catalysis for the Environmental Issues
  • CAP.E333 : Introduction to Geochemistry
  • CAP.E332 : Introduction to Environmental and Energy Process

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None.

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