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AE1105 Environmental Soil Chemistry 7.5 credits

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Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AE1105 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed courses:

  • AL1302 Geoscience and Geotechnical Engineering
  • AL1301 Natural Resources Theory

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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


  • 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

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

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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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.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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