All lab reports are due by 4 pm the following Wednesday unless otherwise indicated by the instructor.

Date Type Topic (click for lecture notes/labs - password protected; username=envr) Instructor
18-Aug Lecture Introductions, Report writing, Objectives, Outcomes Weinberg
19-Aug Lecture* Introduction to basic lab skills and use of statistical measurements
*Please meet in McGavran-Greenberg 2304
25-Aug Lecture Introduction to experimental design Walters
26-Aug Lab The Scientific Method Walters
1-Sep Lecture Basic properties of soil Whalen
2-Sep Field trip Soil collection from hog farm in eastern NC - Meet at the van outside the Atrium behind the cafe for a prompt 2.30pm departure Whalen
8-Sep Lecture Soil nutrients Whalen
9-Sep Lab Soil methods including; moisture content, bulk density, particle density, porosity, texture, organic matter content, water holding capacity Whalen
15-Sep Lecture Trace gas fluxes in soils Whalen
16-Sep Lab Static chamber methodology Whalen
22-Sep Lecture Indices of microbial activity Whalen
23-Sep Lab Denitrifying enzyme activity -nitrous oxide using chromatographic methods Whalen
29-Sep Lecture Introduction to spectroscopy Sexton
30-Sep Lab UV-visible spectrophotometry applied to the analysis of air samples
NIOSH Method for Formaldehyde - Print and bring to lab
6-Oct Lecture Analysis of organics in air Nylander-French
7-Oct Lab Organic vapor sampling with detector and charcoal tubes Frolking
Fall break - No Class
20-Oct Lecture Introduction to chromatography and mass spectrometry Studer
21-Oct Lab Application to analysis of organic vapors Studer
27-Oct Lecture Basic properties of water Weinberg
28-Oct Field Trip and lab Aggregate measurements of water; turbidity, conductivity, color, solids: Field trip to OWASA Weinberg
3-Nov Lecture Chemical equilibria in water Weinberg
4-Nov Lab Chemical quality of drinking water: pH, titrimetric analysis, acid-base titrations, alkalinity Weinberg
10-Nov Lecture Measurement of bacterial pathogens in surface water Hatcher
11-Nov Lab Membrane and IDEXX methods
Lab Data to be Analyzed During Lab (do not print)
17-Nov Lecture Measurement of viral pathogens in surface water Abebe
18-Nov Lab Quantification of coliphages in water Abebe
Thanksgiving Break - No class
1-Dec Lecture Aquatic ecosystems Weinberg
2-Dec Field Trip Integrated Water Systems House