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Pollution, prevention and control officer

Charlotte is a Pollution, Prevention and Control Officer for the Environment Agency - "you could say I'm a policeman for the environment". In the video Charlotte explains that she found it a challenge being a woman in chemical engineering but had support from her university professor. The Environment Agency offered her exciting opportunities together with family friendly policies.

Her area of specialism is making sure that the chemical industry complies with environmental law and minimising the impact that the industry has on the environment.

This video can provide a context for quantitative chemistry, amount of substances, concentration of solutions, chemical analysis, instrumental methods, the environmental impact of manufacturing, pollution, disposal of waste products, the effects of changing land use, environmental chemistry

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