Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Water quality modeling

ENG-400

Enseignant(s) :

Langue:

English

Remarque

donné une année sur deux, les années paires (pas donné en 2017-18)

Summary

This course builds on environmental chemistry and microbiology taken in previous courses. The emphasis is on quantification using the public domain package, PHREEQC, which is an excellent computation tool. Numerous applications are investigated during the course.

Content

Overview of principles and modelling for water quality in water bodies and the subsurface
Topics to be covered will be selected from the following: water phase equilibrium reactions, reaction kinetics, precipitation and dissolution, (mineral) subsurface reactions, cation exchange, bioremediation and contamination degradation, redox reactions, inverse reaction path modelling.

 

Modelling for prediction, diagnosis and design
The public domain geochemical modelling package, PHREEQC
(http://wwwbrr.cr.usgs.gov/projects/GWC_coupled/phreeqc/) will be used extensively for a variety of modelling scenarios and applications based on the reaction processes described above.

Keywords

Biogeochemical modelling, PHREEQC, microbial degradation, carbonate chemistry, aqueous speciation, kinetics, thermodynamics, cation exchange, reactive transport, redox

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Microbiology for the engineer

Sites remediation

Environmental chemistry

Important concepts to start the course

Basic concepts of chemical modeling (e.g., law of mass action, Monod kinetics) as well as fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics.

Some familiarity with nonlinear algebraic equations and first-order ordinary differential equations.

Students are expected to bring their own laptop to exercise classes (and install PHREEQC).

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra teaching, exercises

Expected student activities

Attend classes

Present homework solution to class

Complete exercises

Assessment methods

Homework assignments: 10%, mid-term exam: 20%, final written exam (180 min) in the post-semester exam period: 70%.

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

Class notes

Appelo, C. A. J., and D. Postma. 2005. Geochemistry, Groundwater and Pollution, 2nd Edition. A. A. Balkema Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Ressources en bibliothèque
Websites
Moodle Link

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand