GEO4160 – Fate and transport of organic contaminants in the environment
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Contaminants in soils and ground water pose a threat to our society. The course will cover:
- Types of contaminants
- Physical/chemical distribution among phases/media
- Biogeochemical processes in soils and groundwater
- Transport of contaminants
- Laboratory experiments
- Computer exercises
To give students the knowledge and experience to evaluate the fate of various kinds of contaminants in soils and groundwater. They should be able to quantify their phase/media distribution, their binding, degradation and transport, and provide the basis for any remediation reaction.
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Recommended previous knowledge
Basic knowledge in chemistry, biology and geosciences
10 credits overlap with GEO4161 – Contaminants in the Geoenvironment
The course covers 70 hours of lectures/seminars/computer labs. Participation in tutorial groups is compulsory and oral and written assignments will be given. Students will interact both through colloquia groups and through a web-based classroom.
A written project assignment will be graded A-F (counts 100% of total grade).
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English. If you would prefer to have the exam text in English, you may apply to the course administrators.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
External auditor: Stein Bondevik
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.