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280101 VO MA-ERD-17.18 Nanogeosciences (NPI) (2017S)

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Please note that the official time slot for this course is DO 10.45-12.15.

The afternoon slot (13.30-15.30) may be used on selected dates, after agreement with the students at the beginning of the semester. To register for the course it is only required for the students to be available for the official time slot (10.45-12.15).

Thursday 02.03. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 02.03. 13:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 09.03. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 09.03. 13:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 16.03. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 16.03. 13:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 23.03. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 23.03. 13:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 30.03. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 30.03. 13:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 06.04. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 06.04. 13:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 27.04. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 27.04. 13:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 04.05. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 04.05. 13:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 11.05. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 11.05. 13:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 18.05. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 18.05. 13:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 01.06. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 01.06. 13:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 08.06. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 08.06. 13:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 22.06. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 22.06. 13:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 29.06. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 29.06. 13:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Students attending the course successfully are able to describe the fundamental differences of dissolved and particulate compounds in the aquatic environment. They are aware of the different definitions of natural and technical colloids as well as nanoparticles and typical representatives. They can describe processes important for colloids and nanoparticles in the environment as aggregation, deposition, transformation and dissolution. They are familiar with concepts of electrophoretic mobility, zeta-potential, particle size ranges and shape factors and how they influence important processes of colloid stabilization, transport and scavenging. They can recall principles of key instrumental techniques for colloid analysis, namely Field Flow Fractionation, light scattering techniques and single-particle ICP-MS. They know the important representatives of engineered nanoparticles and can apply their knowledge from natural particles to assess their possible reactions in the environment (agglomeration, transformation, dissolution).

Assessment and permitted materials

A written exam of 30 min. at the end of the course (50%) on 08.06.2017
A presentation of a research paper during the semester on dates agreed with the students (50%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The written exam will reflect on course content (lectures).
The maximum points for the exam are 25, for the presentation are 25.
To pass the course 12.5 points for the exam and 12.5 points for the presentation have to be achieved. Both evaluations (exam and presentation) have to be positive (>50%) each) to pass the course
The presentation evaluation is done according to
1) preparation of the topic (5)
2) use of additional sources and information, also coupling to course content (5)
3) quality of presentation (10)
4) quality and level of the Q&A part of the presentation (5)
Attending students receive evaluation sheets, results will be taken into account
For the student presentations 80% attendance of the students is mandatory

Examination topics

Course content

Reading list

John Gregory: Particles in Water - Properties and Processes, CRC Press, 2005
Selected literature will be available on the e-learning platform as Copyright allows

Association in the course directory

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