2016 Introduction to the Frontiers of Environmental Chemistry II

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Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Takahashi Yoshio  Toyoda Sakae  Yoshida Naohiro  Yamada Keita 
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the course] This course focuses on chemical substances formed by biophile elements, hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur, and covers the latest topics on the chemical substances cycles in the Earth's surface environments. Especially, the relation between changes in the chemical substances cycles and global environmental problems is explained. Some cutting-edge technologies for measurement of chemical substances methods are introduced.
[Aim of the course] To understand the natural cycles of environmental chemical substances and artificial effects on them is essential for students in applied chemistry. To learn cutting-edge technologies used in environmental chemistry and geochemistry is also useful for students. The purpose of this course is to find the relations of global environmental problems and chemical substances cycles.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
Explain distributions and cycles of some important environmental chemical substances
Explain the relation between environmental chemical substances and environmental problems
Acquire the knowledge of some cutting-edge technologies for environmental analysis


material cycles, element cycle, chemical substances, environmental analysis

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

(1) Lectures about cutting-edge technologies for environmental analysis, (2) Submission of reports about the lecture

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Toxic elements Explain the relation between environmental chemical substances and environmental problems together with their analyses.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None required.

Assessment criteria and methods

Attendance is taken in every class. Full attendance are compulsory. Report on relation between own study theme and chemical substances cycles and/or cutting-edge technologies introduced is assessed.

Related courses

  • None

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

No prerequisites

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