Specialty：Soil Environmental Chemistry
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Visiting scientist: Mingming Sun, Asst. Professor, Nanjing Agricultural University.
Research. My research is on the environmental chemistry of organic and metallic contaminants in soils and water with special emphasis on remediation. Transformations, sequestration, leaching, plant uptake, plant-assisted removal, and volatilization of the contaminants have been the focus of the research in our laboratory.
Teaching. I currently teach SCSC 455/657 Environmental and Water Science (annually), SCSC 624 Soil Chemistry (odd years), and team teach SCSC 618 Analysis of Environmental Systems (even years).
SCSC 455/657 Environmental Soil and Water Science. (3-0). Credit 3. II Environmental aspects of soil receiving organic and inorganic materials involved with crop production and from wastes associated with agriculture, industry and municipalities; soil properties largely determine environmentally sound practices of applying these materials and the quantities that may be added without polluting air, soil and water resources.
SCSC 618. Analysis of Environmental Systems. (1-2). Credit 2. I (alternate years) Classical and contemporary methods for analyzing chemical components of environmental systems, soil, water, plants and gases; environmental chemistry coupled with experiential. Prerequisite: Graduate Classification. Team Taught with Dr.J. Atkinhead-Peterson, Dr. S Murray and Dr. Katherine Carson
SCSC 624 Physical Chemistry of Soils. (3-0). Credit 3. I (alternate years) Chemical, biological and physical processes as they influence soil fertility. Manufacture of fertilizers and their reactions with soils. Prerequisites: SCSC 301; registration in SCSC 432 or approval of instructor. This is a distance education class.