Semester Offering: August

The purposes of the course are in preparing engineers and scientists with little chemistry background to enter into the world of chemistry to understand various aspects of chemical nanotechnology and to carry out and apply in research.


Sampling procedures and analytical techniques for the determination of physical, chemical properties.




I. Review of Basic Chemistry

1. Atomic orbital and Molecular orbital

2. Chemical element and bonding (Ionic bond, Covalent bond, Metallic bond and Hydrogen bond)

3. Intermolecular forces (Dipole, Electron pair, Unpaired electron)

II. Inorganic Chemistry

1. Coordination compounds, Main group compounds, Transition metal compounds, Organometallic compounds

2. Cluster compounds, Bioinorganic compounds and Solid state compounds

III. Color, Turbidity, Solids and Laboratory

1. Standard Solutions, pH, electronegativity, Acidity, Alkalinity and Laboratory

IV. Water and analytical Techniques

1. Hardness, Water Softening; Calcium, Magnesium, Chloride, Conductivity and Laboratory

2. Dissolved Oxygen BOD, COD and TOC and Laboratory

3. Nitrogens Photometric Measurements; Nitrogen (NO2, NO3, NH3) and Laboratory

4. Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus and Laboratory

5. Sulphate and Sulphides and Laboratory

6. Sampling and Sampler; Analysis of Industrial Wastes and Biogas Analysis

V. Characteristics and Analysis for Air & Solid Wastes


C.N. Sawyer, G.F. Parkin and P.L. McCarty: Chemistry for Environmental Engineering McGraw-Hill, New York, 1994.


APHA, AWWA, WEF, WPCF: Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 1992.


1. Environmental Technology

2. Water and Wastewater Engineering

3. American Water Works Association

4. Atmospheric Environment

5. Water Pollution Control Federation


The final grade will be computed according to the following weight distribution: Mid-Term Exam (40%); Final Exam (40%); Assignments/Projects (20%). Closed-book examinations are usually given both in the mid-term and finals.