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Chemical solutions to environmental issues

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 5
Module lead
Matthew Potter
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

Human society has many negative environmental effects, we will focus on the background chemistry involved in three main themes including the use of agrochemicals, herbicides and pesticides in food production, plastic production and waste, and also carbon dioxide capture, storage and utilisation.

The module will act as a stand-alone synoptic module, building on the basic skills developed in core first year chemistry content. Students will gain an appreciation for current environmental issues and recognize the role of modern science in both the causing and solving these issues.

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