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280148 VU MA-ERD-W.4.2 Inorganic Pollutants (PI) (2021S)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Derzeit digital!
Attention: The module MA-ERD-W-4.2 Inorganic and Organic Pollutants in the Environment (10 ECTS) is one module composed of two parts, VU MA-ERD-W.4.2 Inorganic Pollutants and VU MA-ERD-W.4.2 Organic Pollutants. Despite the announcements, the VU Inorganic Pollutants will be Thursdays 13:30-15:30 and the VU Organic Pollutants will take place Fridays 09:00-11:30. All meetings will take place online.

Freitag 05.03. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Freitag 19.03. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Freitag 26.03. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Freitag 16.04. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Freitag 23.04. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Freitag 30.04. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Freitag 07.05. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Freitag 14.05. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Freitag 21.05. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Freitag 28.05. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Freitag 04.06. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Freitag 11.06. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Freitag 18.06. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Freitag 25.06. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The inorganic section will involve the production, emission and environmental behavior of major trace metals as mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic. Concepts of distribution of trace metal concentrations, transport, speciation, analysis and environmental effects will be presented and discussed. Bioavailability and uptake into the food chain will be elaborated on examples of the free ion activity and the biotic ligand models. The role of complexation (especially by natural organic matter) and adsorption as well as the influence of water chemistry including redox gradients will be presented.
During the course students will present and discuss scientific papers dealing with environmental pollution, pollutant behavior and analysis

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The total grade for the module MA-ERD-W-4.2 (100 points max.) will be assembled from a maximum of 40 points for the VU Inorganic Pollutants and maximum of 60 points for the VU Organic Pollutants. The subdivision of the points for grading for each part, can be found in the assessment description for each part.

The 3 partial examinations are:
35% (14P) written exam, 45 min. on 10th June 2021; 35% (14P) presentation of a scientific paper or report on dates agreed with the students, presentations should be handed in as recordings;
30% (12P) exercises to be handed in within one week after the exercise has been handed out. In cases of illness (with doctors certificate) latest until 31.05.2021

The grading scheme is as follows:

> 87% (1); 75-86 % (2); 63-74 % (3); 50-62 % (4); < 50 % (5)35%

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The students know the hydrochemical behavior of the important inorganic compounds in the water cycle, they are familiar with the concept of speciation and the aquatic thermodynamics. They know the important redox systems as well as the basics of transport phenomena. The can recall classes of contaminants, their sources, transport and distribution as well as their predominant sinks. They know the substance specific behavior of relevant pollutants and can describe the different environmental hazards arising from pollution. Important analytical techniques are known


Lectures, Exercises & Presentations by students


Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mi 21.04.2021 11:27