Chem20204 Environmental Chemistry


Additional Resources
(Note Most of these links will only work when accessed through ND Library website)

Global Warming


Hoffert, M.I.; Caldeira, K.; Jain, A.K.; Haites, E.F.; Harveyk, L.D.D.; Potter, S.D.; Schlesinger, M.E.; Schneider, S.H.; G.WattsI, R.; Wigley, T.L.; J.Wuebbles, D., Energy implications of future stabilization of atmospheric CO2 content. Nature, 1998. 395, 881-884.

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Hoffert, M.I.; Caldeira, K.; Benford, G.; Criswell, D.R.; Green, C.; Herzog, H.; Jain, A.K.; Kheshgi, H.S.; Lackner, K.S.; Lewis, J.S.; Lightfoot, H.D.; Manheimer, W.; Mankins, J.C.; Mauel, M.E.; Perkins, L.J.; Schlesinger, M.E.; Volk, T.; Wigley, T.M.L., Advanced Technology Paths to Global Climate Stability: Energy for a Greenhouse Planet. 2002. 298, 981-987.
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The Path Forward for Biofuels and Biomaterials. Ragauskas, A.J.; Williams, C.K.; Davison, B.H.; Britovsek, G.; Cairney, J.; Eckert, C.A.; William J. Frederick, J.; Hallett, J.P.; Leak, D.J.; Liotta, C.L.; Mielenz, J.R.; Murphy, R.; Templer, R.; Tschaplinski, T., Science, 2006, 484-489.
Farrell, A.E.; Plevin, R.J.; Turner, B.T.; Jones, A.D.; O’Hare, M.; Kammen, D.M., Ethanol Can Contribute to Energy and Environmental Goals. Science, 2006. 311, 506-508.  URL

Ethanol Can Contribute to Energy and Environmental Goals. Farrell, A.E.; Plevin, R.J.; Turner, B.T.; Jones, A.D.; O’Hare, M.; Kammen, D.M.,  Science, 2006. 311, 506-508.  URL: 

Hydrogen Economy
Crabtree, G.W.; Dresselhaus, M.S.; Buchanan, M.V., The hydrogen economy. Physics Today, 2004. 57, 39-44. URL

Fuel Cell

Carrette, L.; Friedrich, K.A.; Stimming, U., Fuel cells: Principles, types, fuels, and applications. ChemPhysChem, 2000. 1, 162-193.

Perry, M.L.; Fuller, T.F., A Historical Perspective of Fuel Cell Technology in the 20th Century. J Electrochem Soc, 2002. 149, S59-S67.

Burns, L.D.; McCormick, J.B.; Borroni-Bird, C.E., Vehicle of change. Scientific American, 2002. 287, 64-73.

Maynard, H.L.; Meyers, J.P., Miniature fuel cells for portable power: Design considerations and challenges. J Vac Sci Technol B, 2002. 20, 1287-1297.  URL Link


 Sustainability and Energy, Special Issue of Science   URL Link to Table of Contents

The world's evolving energy system. Hubbert, M.K., Am. J. Phys., 1981. 49, 1007-1029. URL Link 

Basic Research Needs for Solar Energy Utilization
Report of the Basic Energy Sciences Workshop, April 18-21, 2005

New York Times articles about the imporatnce of coal as a future energy resource and pollutant. 

The Energy Challenge 
New York Times series about the energy demand and strategies.

Nanotechnology and Environment

Nanotechnology Grand Challenge in the Environment:
Research Planning Workshop Report Vision for Nanotechnology R&D in the Next Decade (May 8-9, 2003)

Nel, A.; Xia, T.; Mädler, L.; Li, N., Toxic Potential of Materials at the Nanolevel. Science, 2006. 311, 622-627.  URL

Masciangioli, T.; Zhang, W.-X., Environmental technologies at the nanoscale. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2003. 35, 102A-108A.  URL

Burgi, Birgit., Pradeep, T. "Societal implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in developing countries."

U.S. EPA Nanotechnology White Paper - Final

Roco, M.C. "Nanoscale Science and Engineering: Unifying and Transforming Tools."

Kamat, Prashant V., Meisel, Dan "Nanoscience opportunities in environmental remediation."

Wiesner, M. R., Lowry, G. V., Alvarez, P., Dionysiou, D., Biswas, P. " Assessing the Risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials."

Tratnyek, P. G., Johnson, R. L. "Nanotechnologies for environmental cleanup."

Masciangioli, T., Zhang, W. "Environmental Technologies at the Nanoscale."

Savage, N., Diallo, M.S. "Nanomaterials and water purification: Opportunities and challenges." J. of nanoparticle Research (2005) 7: 331-342, Issue 2-3, Springer 2005; OI 10.1007/s11051-005-7523-5

Water Purification

Ollis, D.F., Contaminant degradation in water. Heterogeneous photocatalysis degrades halogenated hydrocarbon contaminants. Environ. Sci. Technol., 1985. 19, 480-4.

Peller, J.; Wiest, O.; Kamat, P.V., Hydroxyl Radical's Role in the Remediation of a Common Herbicide, 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) -Feature Article. J. Phys. Chem. A, 2004. 108, 10925-10933.  Link