Environmental Chemistry

IEP 280: Environmental Chemistry is an introductory environmental chemistry course covering chemical theory, calculations, measurements, and laboratory skills. Laboratory exercises address basic skills including laboratory safety, quantitative measurement, and use of common laboratory apparatus. Laboratory exercises are derived from standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater. The course goal is for graduates to master basic chemical theory, solve chemistry problems, use environmental chemistry references, demonstrate safe chemistry laboratory practices, and perform standard methods for the determination of total, suspended and dissolved solids, pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, alkalinity and turbidity in water and wastewater samples.

Admission into the Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning Technology (IEPT) program and completion of the common first year for the School of Environment & Geomatics Forestry, Recreation Fish & Wildlife and IEPT program.
Note: Pre-requisites(s) may be waived with the permission of the Instructor