Water Chemistry (MLJ500)
Water chemistry introduces the principles and use of calculations of equilibra in aquatic systems.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
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Water chemistry introduces the principles and applications for chemical equilibrium in aquatic systems. The course includes weak and strong single- and multiple acid- and base systems, including calculations on such complex systems. Titration curves and buffer properties will be discussed. The equilibrium between gas and liquid phase for CO2 will be included. The equilibrium between metals selected complex formers will be discussed. Also, a brief introduction to colloid chemistry is included.
After passing this course the students should be able to:
- understand general topics as acid and base reactions, precipitation/dissolution and complexing
- understand basic analytical methods used in water chemistry (eg. for pH, conductivity & alkalinity)
- understand the carbonate buffer system, and the impact for aquatic chemistry in general
- understand effects of speciation on availability and toxicity of selected ions
Required prerequisite knowledge
BIK300 Analytical chemistry, KJE240 Analytical Environmental Chemistry
|Form of assessment||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Home exam||1/1||4 Hours||Letter grades||All|
The exam must be solved individually and collaboration with other people is not allowed.
The laboratory report must be approved in order to take the exam.
Course teacher:Espen Enge
Coordinator laboratory exercises:Erling Berge Monsen
Coordinator laboratory exercises:Hans Kristian Brekken
Course coordinator:Espen Enge
Head of Department:Ingunn Westvik Jolma
Method of work
4 hours lecturing each week. 1 week lab.
|Water Chemistry (MET100_1)||10|
Master in Environmental Technology. Open on demand and by request to lecturer.
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.