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Rosario-Ortiz, Fernando L. Professor

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Research

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  • The research conducted at the Rosario group deals primarily with the areas of environmental chemistry and oxidative processes (e.g. ozone) during water and wastewater treatment. In addition, research is conducted on the characterization of organic matter in the environment. Ongoing topics of research include: environmental photochemistry of organic matter; impact of watershed modifications on the physicochemical properties of dissolved organic matter (including forest fires, wastewater discharges, nutrient runoff); impact of oxidative treatment on algae with emphasis on the release of intracellular organic compounds and formation of disinfection by-products; water soluble organic carbon in aerosols; and oxidation of organic contaminants.

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  • Characterization of organic matter, Advanced oxidation processes, Fate and transport of organic contaminants, Environmental photochemistry, water quality

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Teaching

courses taught

  • CHEN 1203 - General Chemistry for Engineers 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Designed for students whose academic plans require advanced work in chemistry. Topics include kinetics, solubility/solubility equilibria, acid-bases, buffers and titrations, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Examples and problems illustrate the application of chemistry to engineering sub-disciplines. Same as CHEN 1211 and CHEM 1133. Recommended corequisite: CHEM 1221.
  • CVEN 4404 - Water Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Introduces chemical fundamentals of inorganic aqueous compounds and contaminants in lecture and laboratory. Lecture topics include thermodynamics and kinetics of acids and base reactions, carbonate chemistry, air-water exchange, precipitation, dissolution, complexation, oxidation-reduction and sorption. Same as EVEN 4404.
  • CVEN 4414 - Water Chemistry Laboratory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Reinforces chemical fundamentals of inorganic aqueous compounds and contaminants from CVEN/EVEN 4404 in laboratory experiments and reports. Topics include acids and bases, carbonate chemistry (alkalinity) and other water chemistry characteristics (hardness, dissolved oxygen); precipitation, complexation and oxidation-reduction reactions; and laboratory techniques and reporting. Same as EVEN 4414.
  • CVEN 4424 - Environmental Organic Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines the fundamental physical and chemical transformations affecting the fate and transport of organic contaminants in natural and treated waters. Emphasizes quantitative approach to solubility, vapor pressure, air-water exchange, sorption, hydrolysis and redox reactions, and photodegradation. Same as EVEN 4424.
  • CVEN 5424 - Environmental Organic Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Examines the fundamental physical and chemical processes that impact the fate and transport of organic contaminants in natural and engineered systems. Emphasizes both equilibrium and kinetic aspects, including solubility, vapor pressure, air-water exchange, sorption, abiotic redox reactions, and photodegradation.
  • CVEN 6954 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • EVEN 1000 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Introduces first-year students to the environmental engineering program from an academic and a career perspective. Covers air quality, applied ecology, chemical processing, energy, engineering for developing communities, environmental remediation, and water resources and treatment. Includes reading and writing on the history of environmental engineering, major environmental issues, and professional ethics.
  • EVEN 4404 - Water Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Introduces chemical fundamentals of inorganic aqueous compounds and contaminants in lecture and laboratory. Lecture topics include thermodynamics and kinetics of acids and base reactions, carbonate chemistry, air-water exchange, precipitation, dissolution, complexation, oxidation-reduction and sorption. Same as CVEN 4404.
  • EVEN 4414 - Water Chemistry Laboratory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Reinforces chemical fundamentals of inorganic aqueous compounds and contaminants from CVEN/EVEN 4404 in laboratory experiments and reports. Topics include acids and bases, carbonate chemistry (alkalinity) and other water chemistry characteristics (hardness, dissolved oxygen); precipitation, complexation and oxidation-reduction reactions; and laboratory techniques and reporting. Same as CVEN 4414.
  • EVEN 4424 - Environmental Organic Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines the fundamental physical and chemical transformations affecting the fate and transport of organic contaminants in natural and treated waters. Emphasizes quantitative approach to solubility, vapor pressure, air-water exchange, sorption, hydrolysis and redox reactions, and photodegradation. Same as CVEN 4424.
  • EVEN 4980 - Senior Thesis 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provides faculty-supervised independent research in environmental engineering for students planning to complete a senior thesis. To be taken prior to EVEN 4990, during the final year before graduation. Department consent required.
  • EVEN 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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