Inorganic Chemistry of the Environment
Prof. Peter Dunne
The aim of this course is to give chemists an introduction to environmental, inorganic chemistry concepts. The course is wide-ranging, including aspects of physics, geography, biology and geology. Emphasis is put on natural cycles and the interaction of elements with their environment, as well as the ways in which anthropogenic influences are affecting environmental equilibria. Aspects include the hydrological cycle, global warming, acidification, immobilisation of heavy metal ions, the carbon cycle and fuels.