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CVEN 4404/4414: Water Chemistry
This course introduces chemical fundamentals of inorganic aqueous compounds and contaminants. The course consists of a lecture and laboratory component in lecture and laboratory. Lecture topics include thermodynamics and kinetics of acids and base reactions, carbonate chemistry, air-water exchange, precipitation, dissolution, complexation, oxidation-reduction, and sorption.

CVEN 5424: Environmental Organic Chemistry
This course examines the fundamental physical and chemical transformations affecting the fate and transport of organic contaminants in natural and treated waters. Emphasizes solubility, vapor pressure, air-water exchange, sorption, abiotic and biotic reactions, and photodegradation.

CVEN 5834: Analytical Methods in Environmental Engineering
This course focuses on the development of analytical methods, evaluation of data and fundamentals of different analytical techniques used by environmental engineers. Topics include total organic carbon, UV-Vis, fluorescence, HPLC, gas chromatography, SEC, Mass Spectrometry, Ion chromatography and metal analysis.

CVEN 3414: Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
This is an introductory course on Environmental Engineering. It emphasizes chemical, ecological, and hydrological fundamentals and importance of mass and energy balances in solving environmental engineering problems related to water quality, water and wastewater treatment, air pollution, solid and hazardous waste management, sustainability, and risk assessment.

CVEN 6404: Advanced Aquatic Chemistry
This course examines aquatic equilibria, corrosion, colloid and polymer chemistry, behavior of natural organic matter in engineered systems, and application of personal computers to model aquatic equilibria.

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