Ran Zhao, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science - Chemistry

Fall Term 2023 (1850)

CHEM 515 - Environmental Analytical Chemistry

★ 1.5 (fi 3)(EITHER, 3/2-0-0)

Six week course on the methods and strategies used to measure trace levels of contaminants in complex environmental matrices, including air, water, soil, and biota. Topics may include sample handling and quality control, sample preparation and matrix effects, modern analytical instrumentation, measurement of reactive species, and online analysis techniques. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 419.

LECTURE A1 (88479)

2023-09-05 - 2023-10-20
MWF 10:00 - 10:50 (C W4-44)

Winter Term 2024 (1860)

CHEM 305 - Environmental Chemistry II

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-4)

The lecture and laboratory portions of this course will highlight sorption and phase partitioning; hydrolysis reactions; convective/diffusive transport; properties and behaviour of particles, including sedimentation, coagulation, and light scattering; and the significance of particulate matter in the atmosphere. Quantitative calculations will be emphasized. The lecture component will provide theoretical background for experiments and instrumentation used for chemical measurements. The course also includes an independent, student-designed air quality monitoring project. Prerequisites: CHEM 263 or 265; CHEM 213; CHEM 303 or 373. Note: Restricted to students in concentration in Chemistry programs or by consent of instructor.

LECTURE B1 (13853)

2024-01-08 - 2024-04-12
MWF 13:00 - 13:50 (C W4-44)