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This course comprises current issues in environmental chemistry. Examples include emerging contaminants, stable isotopes as tracers, air quality, global climate change, drinking water, contaminated land, radiochemistry, acid mine drainage and toxicology.
Upon successful completion students should be able to:Critically discuss local and global environmental chemistry issues based on scientific principles and data.Understand the role of environmental chemistry in defining and solving environmental science issues.Communicate environmental chemistry concepts effectively to a wide range of audiences
CHEM324 or ENCN281 or equivalent study
Students must attend one activity from each section.
1 x 2hr seminar per week
Course handout and content (PDF 716KB)
Prerequisites: CHEM324, ENCN281 or by approval of HoD
Domestic fee $1,084.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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