Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course) Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Program
Lecture Code WSM21302 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Environmental Risk Management
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Environmental Risk Management
オザキ ノリアツ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Tues9-10,Fri9-10
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture with handouts and ppt slides. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Civil Engineering
Eligible Students
Keywords Water environment, aquatic ecosystem, trace toxic chemicals, environmental behavior 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
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The objective of this lecture is to learn the theoretical basis and analytical methods of the environmental behavior and risk analysis of trace toxic chemicals.
Also, the basic physics chemistry for water environmental science is learned. 
Class Schedule 1 What is "risk"?
2. Risk of chemicals on human
2.1 Hazards of chemicals on human bodies
2.2 Dose-response analysis
3. Environmental behaviors and human exposure of chemicals
3.1 Emission and dispersion to air, water, and soil environments
3.2 Basic processes in environments
  (1) Solid-liquid-gas partition
  (2) Biological decomposition
  (3) Photolytic processes
4. Risk analysis
4.1 Determination of endpoint
4.2 Risk against a group
4.3 Ecological risk analysis
5. Case study of several representative chemicals
5.1 Chloroform
5.2 Dioxins
5.3 Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Basic chemistry for water environments:

1. Acid and base
2. Oxidation and reduction
3. Very basic of  quantum chemistry

Several small assignments and one major assignment are planned. 
Printed synopses are prepared 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Printed synopses and PPT slide are mainly used.
With dropbox 
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Preparation and
For all the lectures, the basic chemistry should be studied.
The video contents are included. Each contents should be watched in advance.
The assignments would be review of the lecture.  
Requirements Guidance is held on the first session. Therefore, the attendence at the first session is a prerequisite. 
Grading Method The score is determined on the contents of the assignments.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other This class is provided as part of the following programs. - Cooperative
Education of “Peace” and “Environment” in the Framework of
International University Consortium INU -
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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