Dr. Douglas Cameron

Chemistry and Geochemistry

Faculty

Dr. Doug Coe

Dr Douglas Cameron

Professor of Analytical Chemistry

Phone: 406-496-4247
Office: CBB-215
Email: dcameron@mtech.edu

B.S. chemistry, 1975, Montana State University
M.S. Analytical Chemistry, 1978, Purdue University
Ph.D. analytical chemistry, 1979, Purdue University

Academic Interests

• Biofuels
• Instrumental Analysis
• Environmental Chemistry
• Energy Chemistry
• Analytical Chemistry
• Chemical Education

Courses Taught

• Quantitative Analysis
• Instrumental Analysis
• Environmental Chemistry
• Spectroscopic Interpretation
• Chromatography
• Mass Spectrometry
• College Chemistry I & II
• Honors College Chemistry I & II
• Honors Seminar
• Chemistry Seminar
• Survey of Organic Chemistry

Research Interests

We are currently exploring the use of microalgae to produce fatty acids that are useful as biofuels. This work entails the varying the environmental growth conditions of algae that can flourish in extreme environments, monitoring the lipid production spectroscopically, extracting and converting the fatty acids into their methyl esters and characterizing the FAMEs using GC/MS.

Publications

Jay McCloskey, Larry Twidwell, Paul Miranda, Doug Cameron, Courtney Young, Sean Dudley, Bill Pascoe, Enhancement of Montana Coal Sodium Removal Technology Evaluation and Development, XVI ICPC 2010 Proceedings, Lexington, KY, Ed. R. Honaker, SME, Littleton, CO, pp 622-633 (2010).

D. Cameron, M. Willett, and A. Hieb, Berkeley Pit Lake - Organic Carbon Remediation Potential, Mine Waste Technology Program Activity IV, Project 16, Interagency Agreement between the Department of Energy and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, DE-AC22-88ID12735, Butte, MT, February 2007.

D. Cameron, M. Willett, and L. Hammer, Distribution of Organic Carbon in the Berkeley Pit Lake, Butte, Montana, Mine Water and the Environment, 2006, 25(2), 93-99 (2006).

D. Cameron, and M. Willett, Organic Carbon in Berkeley Pit Sediments, Mine Waste Technology Program Activity IV, Project 11, Interagency Agreement between the Department of Energy and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, DE-AC22-88ID12735, Butte, MT, April 2005.

D. Cameron, L.T. Hammer, J.P. Jonas, M.T. Syverson, and T.L. Alley, Determination of Total Organic Carbon in the Berkeley Pit-Lake Water, Mine Waste Technology Program Activity IV, Project 8, Interagency Agreement between the Department of Energy and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, DE-AC22-88ID12735, Butte, MT, November 1999.

D. Cameron, Metal Ion Removal from Acid Mine Wastewaters by Neutral-Chelating Polymers: Initial Investigation and Modeling Study, Mine Waste Technology Program Activity IV, Project 4, Interagency Agreement between the Department of Energy and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, DE-AC22-88ID12735, Butte, MT, April 1997.