AE2101 Environmental Dynamics/Chemical Processes 7.5 credits
Environmental Dynamics/Chemical Processes
This course is in the process of being cancelled.
The course gives an overview of chemical processes in the natural environment with emphasis on pollution problems.
Educational levelSecond cycle
Academic level (A-D)C
Subject areaBuilt Environment
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Last planned examination: Autumn 14
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
The course gives an overview of chemical processes in the natural environment with emphasis on pollution problems. After completion of the course, the students should be able to:
- Understand the chemical effects of important environmental pollutants and greenhouse gases on soils, waters and sediments.
- Evaluate the environmental fate of pollutants with geochemical models.
Course main content
Essential elements in environmental geochemistry for applications in environmental sciences. Thermodynamics and chemical equilibrium. The influence of weathering and natural organic matter on pollutant behaviour. Partitioning between solid, dissolved and gaseous phases. Aquatic chemistry. Use of geochemical models for speciation and simulations. Effects of global change. Global and local element cycles. Assessment for water quality.
At least 180 credits Academic studies in Engineering, Science, Economics or Planning including including 35 credit basic courses in physics, chemistry, mathematics and earth sciences and documented proficiency in English B or equivalent (TOEFL, IELTS e g).
- Gustafsson, J.P., Jacks, G., Simonsson, M. & Nilsson, I. 2006. Soil and water chemistry.
- Exercise and laboratory manual.
- TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- ÖVN1 - Exercise on Chemical, 4.5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Requirements for final grade
Written examination (TEN1; 3c)
Exercises (OVN1; 4.5c).
Jon-Petter Gustafsson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Petter Gustafsson <email@example.com>
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 07.