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AE1801 Environmental Soil Chemistry 4.0 credits

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AE1801 (Autumn 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

- Soils in Sweden and soil chemical properties.

- Adsorption of substances to particle surfaces.

- Contaminants (metals and organic pollutants) in soils and waters.

- Redox processes in soils and waters.

- Models for simulation of the behaviour of substances in soil and water.

- Acidification and eutrophication, assessment of environmental status.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course, the students should be able to:

- understand chemical processes in soils and sediments, and the factors affecting the runoff quality.

- assess the mobility of various contaminants in soils and waters.

- plan sampling, interpret chemical analyses.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge of chemistry and environmental effects corresponding to the content of the courses:

AL1351 Energy, Environment and Sustainable development (4.5 credits)

MJ1508 Ecology and Environmental Effects (7.5 credits)

CK1020 Fundamental chemistry (6 credits)

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 Assignment, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Written Examination, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

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

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