ENG-400 / 4 credits

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Language: English

Remark: Pas donné en 2021-22 - donné une année sur deux, les années paires


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

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:

  • Propose solutions to water quality problems
  • Formulate mathematical models describing transport processes
  • Justify approximations used in approaches to remediation of groundwater
  • Assess / Evaluate quantitative results pertaining to changes in water quality
  • Choose different methods to solve water qualtiy problems
  • Illustrate analyze and plot data explaining outcomes of modeling of water quality problems
  • Modify existing PHREEQC models
  • Implement concepts taught and illustrated in class and tutorials

Transversal skills

  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.
  • Manage priorities.
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

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 (120 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

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Water quality modeling
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Water quality modeling
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Water quality modeling
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Water quality modeling
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Water quality modeling
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Water quality modeling
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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