Thomas Hofstetter: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2021

NameHerr PD Dr. Thomas Hofstetter
LehrgebietUmweltchemie
Adresse
I. f. Biogeochemie/Schadstoffdyn.
Eawag
Ueberlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
SWITZERLAND
Telefon+41 58 765 50 76
E-Mailthomas.hofstetter@env.ethz.ch
DepartementUmweltsystemwissenschaften
BeziehungPrivatdozent

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
701-1314-00LEnvironmental Organic Chemistry3 KP2VK. McNeill, T. Hofstetter, M. Sander
KurzbeschreibungThis course is focused on environmental transformation reactions of organic chemical contaminants. An overview of important fate processes of organic pollutants will be given, along with a discussion of the factors that determine pathways and rates of transformation reactions. Special emphasis will be given to redox transformations, photochemical reactions, and enzyme-catalyzed processes.
LernzielThe students will
- further their knowledge of important classes of environmentally relevant organic compounds
- become familiar with the tools for studying reaction mechanisms
- learn the fundamentals of environmental photochemistry
- obtain a detailed understanding of redox reactions of pollutants and biogeochemically important species
- get a survey of important enzymatic transformations
- learn to critically evaluate published data
Inhalt- Methods and tools used in the study of reaction mechanisms and kinetics
- Environmental photochemistry, including direct and indirect photolysis
- Redox properties of important environmental phases and redox reactions of organic pollutants
- Enzyme-catalyzed reactions involved in environmentally important enzymatic processes
SkriptMaterials that are needed beyond the required text will be distributed in the lecture.
LiteraturSchwarzenbach, R.P., P.M. Gschwend, and D.M. Imboden. Environmental Organic Chemistry. 3rd Ed. Wiley, New York (2016).
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesIntroduction to Environmental Organic Chemistry, Bachelor 5th semester, M. Sander, K. McNeill