Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Fate and behaviour of environmental contaminants

ENV-507

Lecturer(s) :

Kohn Tamar

Language:

English

Summary

The student will learn the important processes that control the transport and transformation of organic chemicals and pathogens in the environment, as well as the formulation and solution of quantitative models to describe these processes.

Content

- Phase transfer processes, e.g., sorption and air-liquid partitioning
- Mass transfers through boundary layers, kinetics of air-water exchange
- Structure-Activity relationships
- Transformation reactions of chemicals in the environment: substitution, elimination, hydrolysis reactions, photolysis

- Introduction to biologcial contaminants (pathogens) and their fate in the environment

Keywords

organic pollutants

pathogens

aquatic system

mass transfer

transformation reactions

kinetics

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

General chemistry

Recommended courses

Environmental chemistry

Environmental microbiology

Important concepts to start the course

Interest in chemical and microbiological processes in the aquatic environment

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra

Excercises

Student project

Expected student activities

Attend lectures and exercise sessions.

Complete assigned exercises.

Prepare independently for exams.

Prepare and present an independent project.

Assessment methods

Independent project (50 %)

Final exam (50 %)

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

Schwarzenbach et al., "Environmental Organic Chemistry" (will be provided)

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Class handouts will be provided

In the programs

  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Fate and behaviour of environmental contaminants
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Fate and behaviour of environmental contaminants
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Fate and behaviour of environmental contaminants
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Fate and behaviour of environmental contaminants
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11GRA330    
11-12    
12-13GRA330    
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German