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9.4 Chemical Monitoring and Management

General information Role of a chemist Chemical processes in industry
Analysis of manufactured products Chemicals in the atmosphere Chemicals in the environment

General information

Environmental Issues - from the NSW Environment Protection Authority; includes pages on Water Quality, Air Quality etc.

Case Study: Water Treatment Report - from Cranville Studies

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Role of a chemist

Chemistry is (Almost) Everywhere and in Everything - an article in Chemical Education International

Australian universities

Careers in Chemistry - from The University of Sydney

Chemical Sciences and Engineering - from The University of New South Wales

Career Paths and Prospects (Chemistry) - from the University of Technology, Sydney - includes brief information on Forensic scientist, Organic analytical chemist, Process control chemist, Research chemist, Exploration chemist, Environmental chemist, and an Instrument Specialist

Overseas universities

What do Chemical Engineers do - from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers - brief overview of some careers in chemical engineering

Career choices for chemistry graduates - maintained by Harry E. Pence, Professor of Chemistry, SUNY Oneonta, for the use of his students.

What Can I Do With An Undergraduate Degree in Chemistry - from the University of Manitoba, Canada- includes sample job titles and areas of employment

Professional associations

Chemistry, the vital element for your future - from the American Chemical Society - Download an easy to read foldout booklet (234 KB) that maps where each type of qualification can lead and notes industries that require chemists

Vanessa Ralph - food technologist - From Wisenet - Vanessa describes her work in a dairy food factory

Dorothy David - Chemist - From Wisenet - Dorothy works as a research assistant in the Chemistry Department of the University of Wollongong


Quiz a Chemist - from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, NSW Branch

Government authorities

Chemists and Materials Scientists - from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, US Department of Labor

Chemical Engineers - from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, US Department of Labor

Techniques and Tools

GC/MS Analysis - from Scientific Testimony: an online journal - on gas chromatography and mass spectrometry

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Chemical processes in industry

Haber process

Fritz HABER: Chemist and Patriot - from Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program in Chemistry

The Haber Process - from GCSE Chemistry Site

The Haber Process Crossword - an interactive crossword (solve on-line) based on the Haber Process

Chemical of the Week: Ammonia NH3 - from Schoolsnet, UK (pdf, 83KB)

Le Chatelier's Principle

Henri Louis LE CHATELIER, A Man of Principle - from Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program in Chemistry

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Analysis of manufactured products


Flame Test

Flame Test for Metallic Ions II - a dramatic teacher demonstration


Flame Tests for Ions - from Marge Jordan - includes a PowerPoint presentation


Absorption Spectroscopy - from Kansas State Univeristy - an interactive Shockwave demonstration of the atomic absorption spectra of known and unknown gases

Atomic Spectra - from Quantum Zone, Colorado State University

Atomic-Absorption Spectroscopy (AA) - from Virginia Tech Chemistry Department

Spectroscopy: Light and Element Identification - basic flame test and emission spectra exercise for Introductory Chemistry, from Bellevue Community College

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Chemicals in the atmosphere

The Earth's Atmosphere -from University of Tennessee - good summary with colour diagrams of layers of the atmosphere

The Earth System Research Laboratory - with links to environmental issues and case studies

Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Branch - from NASA - with links to research area

Urban and Regional Air Pollution - from CSIRO

Lewis electron dot structures

A Brief Tutorial on Drawing Lewis Dot Structures - from University of California, Los Angeles

Ozone Depletion

Refrigerants for the 21st Century - a concept map - from ChemCases.com at Kennesaw State University

Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion: 1998 Assessment - from United Nations Environment Program - including Changes in Tropospheric Composition and Air Quality

Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion - Interim Summary, September, 1997 - from United Nations Environment Program

Earth's sunscreen - the ozone layer - from the Australian Academy of Science - an educational activity

Ozone Layer Depletion - from United States Environmental Protection Agency

Ozone Science: The Facts Behind the Phaseout - also from United States Environmental Protection Agency.

The Ozone Hole Tour - from the Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Cambridge

Ozone Depleting Substances and Synthetic Greenhouse Gases - from the Australian Dept of the Environment.

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Chemicals in the environment

Problem-Based Learning at the University of Delaware - see activity "Riverside's Dilemma" and accompanying "Teaching Notes" under Chemistry

Drinking Water: Copper - from University of Nebraska, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources - including Indications of Copper, Potential Health Effects and Testing

Drinking Water: Lead - from University of Nebraska, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources - Indications of Lead, Potential Health Effects and Testing\

Drinking Water: Nitrate-Nitrogen - from University of Nebraska, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources - including Sources of Nitrate in Drinking Water, Indications of Nitrate, Potential Health Effects and Testing

Forensic Chemistry Lab Exercise: The Case of the Drowned Businessman: Analysis of Phosphate in Water - from Colorado Mountain College - an experimental procedure

Student Activity: Detecting Heavy Metal Ion Concentrations in Shellfish - from Chemistry in the Environment, 1989 Woodrow Wilson Summer Institute

Student Activity: Determination of Phosphates in Natural Waters - from Chemistry in the Environment, 1989 Woodrow Wilson Summer Institute

Local area water supply

Sydney Catchment Authority

Sydney Water

Ensuring the Future - from Sydney Water - a number of resources designed for primary and secondary school, including an comprehensive unit for the Earth and Environmental Science Syllabus

The Story of Fluoridation - from National Institute of Health

Heavy Metals in Sydney Harbour - from an interview on ABC Radio National

The LEAD Group Inc. Fact Sheets Index including Lead in Drinking Water in Australia - from The Lead Advisory Service Australia (which aims to eliminate lead poisoning, protect the environment from lead)

Interpreting Drinking Water Quality Analysis: What do the numbers mean? - from Cook College-Rutgers University

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