Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

Fall, 2005

Daily Objectives #1 (September 1, 2005)                                        Dr. Sanders

By the end of today's class, you should be able to do the following:

v Write the full names of all your classmates.

v Explain what will be required of you in this course.

On the web, find the course home page, outline of topics, course requirements, homework assignments, and daily objectives.

v Explain what "MCL" means. 

v On the USEPA's website, find and print the .pdf list of contaminants and their MCLs. 

v Explain the difference between Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Standards.

v List and describe the eight groups of contaminants outlined by the textbook, based on their chemical (or radiological, or biological) characteristics.  Give three examples for each group.  For each chemical, give the chemical formula, molecular weight, density, solubility in water, state at room temperature (e.g. solid, liquid, gas), potential health effects, and a common use. 

v List and describe the six major categories of potential sources of ground water contamination.  Give examples of contaminants that might be released in each category, and classify the contaminants in terms of their bio/radio/chemical group.

v Determine what material you will prepare for next week.

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