© 2000 Rainer Glaser. All rights reserved.
The University of Missouri at Columbia
Chemistry 212 - Organic Chemistry II - WS00

Pointers on Web Destinations

Friends & Students!

On occasion, I will be pointing out a few WWW links to you. All these links can be found in the "Web Destinations" section of the course web site.

The web site of the US Environmental Protection Agency contains a lot of information! Take a look and browse the site for a few minutes. It is not a simple task to navigate that web site and to find "the good stuff." Some of the good stuff is several levels below the main EPA page. Click on "Researchers & Scientists", then on "EPA Information Resources", then on "EPA Library Network", then on "Region 7 Information Resource Center, Kansas City", then on "Databases", Then on "EPA Databases on the Internet". Finally, there you are at the "Region 7 IRC Databases" site. Seven levels down (!) and you wonder how you ever got there.

In any case, since man & woman mostly live on air and water, let's take a look at "AIRSData" and Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) and find how just how good life is.

This is the US of A and information is available to all and it is freely accessible. Via the internet in seconds. Go to the "AIRSData" base, select "Sources", select "Ranking", select "Missouri", select "Boone", select "Sulfur Dioxide" and click on "Generate Report". A table is returned that list the sulfur dioxide producers in Columbia, Missouri. The text version the report is reproduced below. The MU power plant produces
* US EPA - AIRSData Source Ranking Report
* Friday, 11-Feb-2000 at 10:31:2 PM (USA Eastern time zone)
* Missouri AIRS Air Pollution Sources  - Sulfur Dioxide
* Pollutant Emissions In Tons Per Year
* Counties Selected: Boone 
* File Size  : 2 Rows
* File Format: CSV - Comma Separated Values
* Field  1: Pollutant Emissions  [in tons per year]
* Field  2: Percent of Total Emissions
* Field  3: Facility Name
* Field  4: State
* Field  5: County
* Field  6: City
* Field  7: Year
* Field  8: Industry Type (SIC)
* Field  9: Facility ID
* Field 10: Region
10241,94.74,"University Of Missouri - Columbia","MO","Boone
Co","Columbia","1995","4911 - Electric Services","290190004","07"
569,5.26,"Columbia Municipal Power Plant","MO","Boone
Co","Columbia","1995","4911 - Electric Services","290190002","07"

Enjoy, RG.

Je surfe, donc je suis!
(I did make that up.)