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Did you hate chemistry at school because it was boring?
Daunting? But now you need to understand
environmental chemistry basics for your job?
Have a look at our Environmental-Chemistry course which starts at basics and leads you into the fascinating world
of chemicals in the environment. Become
familiar with names like POPs (sounds friendly but it isn’t – Persistent
Organic Pollutants) and PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons released when
fuels or organic matter are burned). Learn the difference between oxygen and
ozone. Understand how, what and where chemicals occur in air, water and soil,
including the good, the bad, the ugly. Find out about greenhouse gases and their sources such as burning of vegetation and fossil fuels.
day >15000 new chemicals are registered, adding to the 129 million chemical
substances* already known in the world (Chemical Abstracts Service CAS, a division
of the American Chemical Society April
2017). But what happens when these are used in our environment? Used in everyday items such as foods, household
cleaners, beauty products, prescription drugs etc? Do you want to start understanding this
unfolding conflict between what is being made, what we actually need and the
fate of chemicals that do not break down?
Our new Environmental Chemistry course can set
you on this pathway to understand what chemicals are out there, their movement
and fate in our world and how we can measure these and remediate problems. Many
new chemicals have improved our health, increased food production and made our
lives easier—think water purification, fertilizers and plastics. However, there
are always consequences to using chemicals. We need to understand these so we
can better manage them.
In this course you will also investigate air,
water and soil sampling and testing techniques and understand the goals of
green chemistry and sustainability.
This course can be taken by
itself or combined with others to obtain a Certificate-in-applied-science
or choose your own selection of courses for a Bespoke
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