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Rensselaer Catalog 2022-2023 
Rensselaer Catalog 2022-2023 [Archived Catalog]

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ENVE 4110 - Aqueous Geochemistry

Fundamentals of aqueous chemistry as applied to the evolution of natural waters. The course covers principles of chemical equilibrium, activity models for solutes, pH as a master variable, concentration and Eh-pH diagrams, mineral solubility, aqueous complexes, ion exchange, and stable isotopes. The carbonate system, weathering reactions, and acid rain are examined in detail. Emphasis is on the chemical reactions that control surface and groundwater evolution in natural and engineered (treatment process) settings. Students learn theory, computation methods, and the use of computer programs for calculation of speciation and mass balance.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Permission of the instructor.

When Offered: Spring term odd-numbered years.

Cross Listed: Cross-listed as CHEM 4690  and ERTH 4690 . Students cannot obtain credit for more than one of these.

Credit Hours: 4

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