University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

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Environmental Chemistry and Technology students can specialize in research and study in one of four areas:


  • Aquatic Chemistry stresses chemical processes in lakes, rivers and watersheds including organic chemicals, trace metals, and nutrient elements.
  • Environmental Technology stresses the application of chemistry and biotechnology to development of technologies for water and air treatment, sensors, and energy storage devices.
  • Air Pollution Chemistry stresses sources, characterization, reactions, and fate of air pollutants as well as air-water interactions
  • Terrestrial Chemistry stresses chemical and biogeochemical processes in soils and sediments and their influences on land-water and air water interactions.