Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Fate and behaviour of environmental contaminants

ENV-507

Lecturer(s) :

Kohn Tamar

Language:

English

Remarque

The course is not given in 2016-17

Summary

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

Content

- Phase transfer processes including vapor-liquid partitioning, liquid-liquid partitioning, and sorption processes
- Mass transfers through boundary layers, kinetics of air-water exchange
- Structure-Activity relationships
- Substitution and elimination reactions
- Hydrolysis reactions, incl. catalysis by metal ions and metal oxides
- Direct and indirect photolysis reactions

 


Keywords

organic pollutants

aquatic system

mass transfer

organic reactions

thermodynamics

kinetics

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

General chemistry

Recommended courses

Environmental chemistry

Important concepts to start the course

Interest in learning chemistry

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra, exercises, term projects

Expected student activities

Attend lectures and exercise sessions.

Complete weekly assigned exercises.

Prepare independently for the midterm and final exams.

Prepare and present an independent project.

Assessment methods

25 % test during the semester (60 min)

30 % continuous control (term project)

45 % final written test (120 min) during the exam session

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Ressources en bibliothèque
Websites

Prerequisite for

Master project

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