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280072 VU MA-ERD-10 Inorganic and Organic Pollutants (PI) (2017W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 04.10. 13:00 - 14:30 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Friday 06.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 11.10. 13:00 - 14:30 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Friday 13.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 18.10. 13:00 - 14:30 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Friday 20.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 25.10. 13:00 - 14:30 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Friday 27.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Friday 03.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 08.11. 13:00 - 14:30 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Friday 10.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 15.11. 13:00 - 14:30 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Friday 17.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 22.11. 13:00 - 14:30 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Friday 24.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 29.11. 13:00 - 14:30 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Friday 01.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 06.12. 13:00 - 14:30 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 13.12. 13:00 - 14:30 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Friday 15.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 10.01. 13:00 - 14:30 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Friday 12.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 17.01. 13:00 - 14:30 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Friday 19.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 24.01. 13:00 - 14:30 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Friday 26.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 31.01. 13:00 - 14:30 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course is split into two major topics: inorganic and organic contaminants.

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.

The organic section will involve the chemical structure, phase transport processes, transport, degradation, and risk assessment of organic contaminants in the environment. Types of organic contaminants, their analysis and case studies of pollution will be discussed.

Assessment and permitted materials

Inorganic contaminants (50%):
25% written exam, 45 min. on 24 January 2018; 25% presentation of a scientific paper or report on dates agreed with the students during course hours, 20 min. presentation time plus questions.
The grading scheme for the exam is as follows:
> 90% (1); 75-90 % (2); 60-75 % (3); 50-60 % (4); < 50 % (5)

Organic contaminants (50%):
25% oral presentation on dates agreed with students, 15 min. presentation time plus questions.
25% exercises to be handed in by 7 December 2017
The grading scheme for the exercises is as follows:
> 90% (1); 75-90 % (2); 60-75 % (3); 50-60 % (4); < 50 % (5)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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

Examination topics

Lectures, Exercises & Presentations by students

Reading list


Association in the course directory

Equivalent for PF3 Environmental Pollutants

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