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Effects of Acid Rain on Atlantic Salmon Populations

Effects of Acid Rain on Atlantic Salmon Populations

This module provides a real world context for introducing fundamental quantitative techniques (pH, Ion Selective Electrodes, Ion chromatography, and Titrimery) used in chemical analysis of water samples. Using active learning pedagogy, module explores sampling and analyzing the base inorganic ions and acidity parameters in freshwater samples. The module frames the study using the environmental impacts of acid rain on the habitat of the endangered Atlantic Salmon as a case study.
Developing an Analytical Method for the Analysis of a Medicinal Plant

Developing an Analytical Method for the Analysis of a Medicinal Plant

This module introduces students to the process of developing an analytical method using, as a case study, the quantitative analysis of eight analytes in the medicinal plant Danshen using a combination of a microwave extraction to isolate the analytes and HPLC with UV detection to determine their concentrations.
End Creek: Spotted Frogs and Aquatic Snails in Wetlands – A Water Quality Investigation

End Creek: Spotted Frogs and Aquatic Snails in Wetlands – A Water Quality Investigation

This module provides a context for introducing fundamental techniques used in chemical analysis (spectrophotometry, atomic absorbance spectroscopy and ion selective electrodes) along with considerations about sampling and sample preservation. Using an active learning approach, the module explores some fundamental water quality parameters such as the concentration of inorganic cations and anions that may aid in understanding why certain ponds provide a more suitable habitat for the Columbia Spotted frogs and aquatic snails.
Lithia Water Springs Project

Lithia Water Springs Project

Can the most prevalent inorganic ions be determined in Lithia water using a representative cross-section of the analytical techniques (e.g. titrimetry, potentiometry, spectroscopy) covered in a typical quantitative analysis course?
Environmental Analysis – Lake Nakuru Flamingos: Introduction

Environmental Analysis – Lake Nakuru Flamingos: Introduction

Lake Nakuru is located in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya, situated inside the Lake Nakuru National Park near the city of Nakuru. It may be best known for its… Read more »

Environmental Analysis – Lake Nakuru Flamingos: Heavy Metals

Environmental Analysis – Lake Nakuru Flamingos: Heavy Metals

  Toxic trace metals are possible culprits for the ongoing deaths of large numbers of lesser flamingos at Lake Nakuru, Kenya. In this section we explore the possible role of… Read more »

Environmental Analysis – Lake Nakuru Flamingos: Pesticides

Environmental Analysis – Lake Nakuru Flamingos: Pesticides

Could toxic pesticides like DDT be responsible for the deaths of large numbers of lesser flamingos at Lake Nakuru, Kenya? While many organochlorine pesticides including DDT have been banned for… Read more »

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