Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

Fall, 2005

Daily Objectives #2 (September 8, 2005)                                        Dr. Sanders

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

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.  See the data your colleagues collected:  Margarita    Paul    Sheetal   Sadia   Brian

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    Describe the mathematical concepts involved in the ground water flow equations, as outlined by the textbook in Chapter 1.

v Determine what material you will prepare for next week.

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