AE1105 Environmental Soil Chemistry 7.5 credits

Miljö- och markkemi

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

* Dissolved substances in waters: sources, water chemical analysis, variability, charge balance

* Chemical equilibrium: acids and bases, solubility of minerals, complexation

* Soils in Sweden, and soil chemical properties

* Adsorption of substances to the particle surfaces

* Contaminants in soils and waters

* Models for simulation of the behavior of substances in soil and water 

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course the student should be able to

* Understand chemical processes in soils and waters, and the factors affecting the runoff water quality

* Assess the mobility of various contaminants in soils and waters

* Plan sampling, interpret chemical analyses

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Completed courses:

  • AL1302 Geoscience and Geotechnical Engineering
  • AL1301 Natural Resources Theory

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Examination and completion

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A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Assignments, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

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Written examination (TEN1, 3.5 credits)
Assignments and laboratory report (OVN1; 2 credits)
Expression of the project (written report + oral presentation) (PRO1; 2 credits)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Jon Petter Gustafsson

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Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study *

Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

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Contact

Jon Petter Gustafsson, gustafjp@kth.se

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.