Academic Catalog

ENVE102 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY I

Course Code: 5600102
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Environmental Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. PEK MAMOLU
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Scope of environmental chemistry. Discussion of important relevant concepts of chemistry, and introduction of basic environmental chemical concepts including pH, alkalinity, hardness, dissolved oxygen, Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD). Acid-base chemistry and its significance in environmental engineering. Dissolution and precipitation chemistry, and chemical precipitation reactions in water and wastewater treatment. Coordination chemistry, oxidation and reduction chemistry and its environmental chemical applications.