2017 Frontiers of Environmental Chemistry I

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Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Matsumoto Ryo  Toyoda Sakae  Yamada Keita 
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the course] This course lectures on the latest trends in gas hydrate research based on the current situation of natural gas shift as a respond to resource/environmental problems caused by the present energy use. Especially, distribution and formation mechanism and influence on global environments of methane hydrate are introduced based on the latest results of field investigation and sample analysis.
[Aim of the course] To understand the latest trends in the research on resource/environmental problems is essential for students in applied chemistry. The purpose of this course is to find the latest results of a scientific investigation of methane hydrate and its impact on resource/environmental problems.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain distributions and formation mechanism of methane hydrate
2) Explain the impact of methane hydrate on global environment
3) Acquire the knowledge of some cutting-edge technologies for environmental analysis


Methane hydrate, Resource/Environmental problems, 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 the latest trend of resource/environmental problems and the cutting-edge technologies for environmental analysis, (2) Submission of reports about the lecture

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 The latest investigation of methane hydrate Explain distributions and formation mechanism of methane hydrate and its impact on resources/ environmental problems.


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

  • CAP.I682 : Frontiers of Environmental Chemistry II

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

No prerequisites

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