2019 Introduction to the Frontiers of Environmental Chemistry I

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Sudo Shigeto  Akiyama Hiroko 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive ()  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.I481
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the course] This course focuses on the cutting-edge research on greenhouse gases emitted from agriculture. Methodology and the latest outcome are demonstrated with regard to evaluation of emission and production mechanisms of greenhouse gases derived from soil organics and fertilizers, development of mitigation technologies, and social implementation.
[Aim of the course] It is essential for students in applied chemistry to understand the natural cycles of environmental chemical substances and perturbation by human beings. It is also useful to learn cutting-edge technologies used in environmental chemistry and geochemistry. The purpose of this course is students learn the global warming problem from the view point of cycles of chemical substances.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain the effects of agriculture on global warming
2) Explain the production processes of greenhouse gases in agricutlure
3) Acquire the knowledge of some cutting-edge technologies for greenhouse gas analysis

Keywords

Agriculture, Greenhouse gases, Analytical methods, Emission evaluation, Mitigation technologies

Competencies that will be developed

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

(1) Lectures about greenhouse gases emitted from agriculture and their production processes, methodology of emission etc., and mitigation technology.
(2) Submission of reports about the lecture

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Followings topics related to greenhouse gases from agriculture are covered. ○ Introduction ○ Inventory of greenhouse gases ○ Agriculture in Japan ○ Agriculture in Asian countries ○ Biochar etc. ○ Analytical methods etc. Explain the effects of agriculture on global warming and the production processes of greenhouse gases in agriculture. Acquire the knowledge of some cutting-edge technologies for greenhouse gas analysis.

Textbook(s)

None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None required.

Assessment criteria and methods

Attendance is taken in every class. Full attendance is compulsory. Report on relation between global warming problem and cycles of chemical substances is assessed.

Related courses

  • CAP.I405 : Environmental Chemistry
  • CAP.I482 : Introduction to the Frontiers of Environmental Chemistry II
  • CAP.I419 : Analytical Techniques for Environmental Chemistry
  • CAP.I536 : Advanced Material Cycle Analysis
  • CAP.I435 : Advanced Geochemistry

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

No prerequisites

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