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280082 VU MA-ERD-A-3 Geotechnical and Applied Mineralogy (PI) (2020W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 20 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

INFO (23.11.2020): Aufgrund der aktuellen Covid-Situation findet die Veranstaltung ab November ausschließlich digital statt!

Wednesday 07.10. 12:00 - 15:00 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 14.10. 12:00 - 15:00 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 21.10. 12:00 - 15:00 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 28.10. 12:00 - 15:00 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 04.11. 12:00 - 15:00 Digital
Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 11.11. 12:00 - 15:00 Digital
Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 18.11. 12:00 - 15:00 Digital
Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 25.11. 12:00 - 15:00 Digital
Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 02.12. 12:00 - 15:00 Digital
Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 09.12. 12:00 - 15:00 Digital
Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 16.12. 12:00 - 15:00 Digital
Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 13.01. 12:00 - 15:00 Digital
Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 20.01. 12:00 - 15:00 Digital
Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 27.01. 12:00 - 15:00 Digital
Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course consists of two parts: “Clay Mineralogy” (Susanne Gier) and “Environmental Mineralogy” (Tamara Dordevic).
The first part provides a general introduction into clay minerals, their structures and properties. The great range of uses of clays is a direct consequence of the wide variability of physical and chemical properties of clay minerals. Clay minerals are fine-grained with large surface areas. Some of them are expandable and are able to absorb and exchange ions. This is why economic, technical and environmental aspects of mudstones are very diverse and they are of great importance to modern society.
The methodical focus of this course is on the identification of clay minerals with x-ray diffraction (XRD). The students will learn how to prepare samples for proper clay mineral analysis and to identify them with XRD.
The second part of this course (Environmental Mineralogy) will introduce students to the basic concepts required to apply mineralogy to environmental problems. After the general introduction, a selection of techniques used to characterize minerals in solid environmental samples will be discussed in detail.
The properties and environmental role of minerals participating or forming in environmental processes will be discussed. Relationships between primary phases and secondary alteration phases will be highlighted. Topics such as long-termed management of the radioactive waste, and nanominerals and the environment will also be discussed in detail.
A third section of the course would go into greater detail on mineralogical aspects of mine wastes, remediation of sites contaminated by mining activities and overview of the applicable analytical methods. This will be illustrated through several case-studies.

Assessment and permitted materials

2 exams:
18.11.2020 clay mineralogy
27.01.2021 environmental mineralogy

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Clay mineralogy: 5 exercises during class will be carried out (10 points each) and 50 points for the exam (for passing, 26 points are needed).
Environmental mineralogy: The students will get a list of 30-40 questions related to the topics discussed during the course at least two weeks before the exam. 10 questions from this list will appear as the exam questions. For passing the exam, the students need a minimum of 51 points out of 100.
For passing the course, an attendance of at least 70 % must be documented.

Examination topics

Theoretical and practical content of the course.

Reading list

Clay mineralogy:
Jasmund, K. & Lagaly, G. (Hrsg.) (1993): Tonminerale und Tone. Steinkopff, Darmstadt, 490 S.
Meunier, A. (2005): Clays. Springer Verlag, Berlin, 472 p.
Moore, D.M. & Reynolds, R.C. jr. (1997): X-ray diffraction and the identification and analysis of clay minerals. Oxford Univ.­Press, New York, 378 p.

Environmental mineralogy:
Putnis A. (1992): Introduction to Mineral Science, Cambridge University Press.
Vaughan DJ, and Wogelius RA (2000): Environmental Mineralogy. EMU Notes in Mineralogy, Volume 2, Eotvos University Press.
Bernd G. Lottermoser (2010): Mine Wastes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg.
Vaughan DJ, and Wogelius RA (2013): Environmental Mineralogy. EMU Notes in Mineralogy, Volume 13, Eotvos University Press.

Various scientific articles will be suggested to the students during the course.

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