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280190 VU MA-ERD-17.0 Environmental Mineraology (PI) (2019W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 15.10. 10:30 - 13:00 Felix-Machatschki-Seminarraum Mineralogie 2B284 2.OG UZA II
Tuesday 22.10. 10:30 - 13:00 Felix-Machatschki-Seminarraum Mineralogie 2B284 2.OG UZA II
Tuesday 12.11. 10:30 - 13:00 Felix-Machatschki-Seminarraum Mineralogie 2B284 2.OG UZA II
Tuesday 19.11. 10:30 - 13:00 Felix-Machatschki-Seminarraum Mineralogie 2B284 2.OG UZA II
Tuesday 26.11. 10:30 - 13:00 Felix-Machatschki-Seminarraum Mineralogie 2B284 2.OG UZA II
Tuesday 03.12. 10:30 - 13:00 Felix-Machatschki-Seminarraum Mineralogie 2B284 2.OG UZA II
Tuesday 17.12. 10:30 - 13:00 Felix-Machatschki-Seminarraum Mineralogie 2B284 2.OG UZA II

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course 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, microorganisms and minerals 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

Written exam will include 10 questions from the different aspects of environmental mineralogy.
The examination date(s) will be agreed among teacher and students.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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 60 % must be documented.

Examination topics

Individual sheets will be delivered during the lecture.

Reading list

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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