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Syllabus 2019-20 - 10412021 - Soil and Water Contamination Assessment (Evaluación de la contaminación en suelos y aguas)

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  • Level 1: Tutorial support sessions, materials and exams in this language
  • Level 2: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams and seminars in this language
  • Level 3: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams, seminars and regular lectures in this language
DEGREE: Grado en Ciencias Ambientales
FACULTY: FACULTY OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Soil and Water Contamination Assessment
CODE: 10412021 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 3 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: LLORENT MARTÍNEZ, EULOGIO JOSÉ
DEPARTMENT: U127 - QUIMÍCA FÍSICA Y ANALÍTICA
FIELD OF STUDY: 750 - QUÍMICA ANALÍTICA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 111 E-MAIL: ellorent@ujaen.es P: 953 212938
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
 
NAME: ARANDA SANJUAN, VICTOR
DEPARTMENT: U117 - GEOLOGÍA
FIELD OF STUDY: 240 - EDAFOLOGÍA Y QUÍMICA AGRÍCOLA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - B3-323 E-MAIL: varanda@ujaen.es P: 212773
WEBSITE: http://geologia.ujaen.es/index.html
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

This course intends to complete the background and skills acquired related to soil and water contamination. 

SOIL CONTAMINATION

Unit 1. Introduction. Soil quality and degradation due to contamination. 

Unit 2. Soil contamination and effects over the ecosystems and human health. Different kinds of soil contamination.

Unit 3. Soil degradation due to salt excess. Different types of soils. Evaluation of salinity. 

Unit 4. Inadequate agricultural practices related to soil degradation. Contamination by agrochemicals: fertilizers, pesticides.

Unit 5. Degradation by metallic and organic contaminants.

Unit 6. Soil acidification.

Unit 7. Technologies used in soil recoveries. 

 

WATER CONTAMINATION

Unit 8. Introduction to environmental chemistry and water contamination.

Unit 9. Water contamination. Main contaminants.

Unit 10. Legislation in water quality.

Unit 11. Quality criteria in water contamination.

Unit 12.  Sample collection and sample treatment for the determination of inorganic and organic contaminants.

Unit 13. Analysis of inorganic contaminants in water. Elemental speciation.

Unit 14. Analysis of organic contaminants in water. 

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

  • For exchange students: teaching support, materials, seminar papers and exams in English. For regular Spanish students the default teaching language will be Spanish. Exchange international students can electively join regular courses in Spanish whenever they wish.

    During laboratory classes, exchange students will be provided of appropriate material also in English.

    Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

  • Lectures for the different units
  • Seminars to apply the theory studied in the lectures. 
  • Laboratory classes and a field excursion. Students must complete a laboratory notebook with the data obtained in the experiments.

 

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

Written exam (70 %) combined with the evaluaction of two activities: lab course (15%) and a presentation selected from a list of topics (15 %). It is mandatory to pass the lab course in order to pass the complete course.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Fundamentals of environmental chemistry. Edition: 3rd ed.. Author: Manahan, Stanley E.. Publisher: Boca Raton[etc.] : Lewis, cop. 2009  (Library)
  • Chemical principles of environmental pollution. Edition: [1st, repr.]. Author: Alloway, B. J.. Publisher: London [etc.]: Blackie Academic, 1994  (Library)