Environmental chemistry

lchm1311  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Environmental chemistry
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
3 credits
30.0 h
Vlad Alexandru;
Main themes
The course will deal with the environmental aspects linked to the air, water and soil pollution, whether of inorganic or organic nature. It aims at describing the main sources of pollution in our environment emphasizing the physico-chemical understanding (structure, stability, reactivity) and presenting the alternative strategies allowing to avoid or diminish the effects. The course will cover namely the following points : - concerning air : greenhouse effect gases, ozone depletion, nitrogen oxides, organic volatile components, aerosols ; - concerning water and soil : drinking water, nitrates, chlorine and organochlorine compounds, heavy metals.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The objective of the course is to give future professionals in chemistry a global view of the environmental impact of chemistry, meaning its products and processes. The purpose is not to be exhaustive on the subject but to strengthen the awareness of the chemical origin of certain environmental problems, in the context of a rigorous scientific reasoning, based on concepts from the general, inorganic and organic chemistry courses, given in first and second year. The course will also introduce to the main juridical aspects involved in environmental protection in its different components : air, water, soil, waste handling.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Chemistry

Master [60] in Chemistry

Additionnal module in Chemistry

Minor in Chemistry