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Chimie environnementale et toxicologie

Environmental chemistry and toxicology

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Geosciences and Environment (FGSE)

Teacher(s): Nathalie Chèvre
Lecturer(s): Nathalie Chèvre

Validity: 2015 ->

Course Timetable (Aperiodic)

Date Location Notice Topics Lecturer(s)
14.09.2020 de 13:15 à 16:00 Géopolis/2224     
28.09.2020 de 13:15 à 16:00 Géopolis/2224     
05.10.2020 de 14:15 à 18:00 Géopolis/2224     
12.10.2020 de 14:15 à 18:00 Géopolis/2224     
19.10.2020 de 14:15 à 18:00 Géopolis/2224     
26.10.2020 de 14:15 à 18:00 Géopolis/2224     
02.11.2020 de 14:15 à 18:00 Géopolis/2224     
09.11.2020 de 14:15 à 18:00 Géopolis/2224     
16.11.2020 de 14:15 à 18:00 Géopolis/2224     
23.11.2020 de 14:15 à 18:00 Géopolis/2224     
30.11.2020 de 14:15 à 18:00 Géopolis/2224     
07.12.2020 de 09:15 à 12:00 Géopolis/2224     
07.12.2020 de 14:15 à 18:00 Géopolis/2224     
14.12.2020 de 14:15 à 18:00 Géopolis/2224     

Course+Practical work

Autumn semester
4 hours per week
56 hours per semester
Aperiodic
Teaching language(s): English
Public: Yes
Credits: 5.00

Objective

This 5 credit course (56 hrs C&TP) is required for students completing the Masters in Environmental Geosciences. This course is divided into two modules focused on (i) application of empirical, thermodynamics and kinetic models that describe the distributions and concentrations of chemical species in environmental systems (ii) learning the methods and limits of environmental risk assessment, with a focus on chemicals, alone or in mixture
A personal assessement of one case study linked with the course topics is also required.

Content

- Partitioning of organic and inorganic contaminants
- Structure-activity relationships
- Aqueous and surface speciation
- Rates of contaminant degradation
- Dose-response curves
- Environmental risk assessment

Evaluation

Practical + written exam

Bibliography

All the books are available in the Geosciences library:

Principles and Applications of Aquatic Chemistry (1993) Morel and Hering

Geochemistry, Groundwater and Pollution (2009) Appelo and Postman

Environmental Modeling (1996) Schooner

Encyclopedia of aquatic ecotoxicology 2 volumes A-G et H-Z. (2013). Frérard JF., Blaise C., 2013 :

Fundamentals of ecotoxicology. 3rd ed (2010) Newman M. C.

Risk assessment of chemicals: an introduction (2007). Van Leeuwen C. J., Vermeire T. G., 2007 (ed).

Programme requirements

- Hydrochimie et pollution des eaux
- Ecotoxicologie

Use contextFaculty codeStatusCredits
Master of Science (MSc) in Behaviour, Evolution and Conservation, Specialisation Geosciences, Ecology and Environment (2018 ->) ›› Module 1 : Compulsory and Optional CoursesOptional5.00
Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Geoscience (2015 ->) ›› Module 1 "Compréhension des processus environnementaux"Compulsory5.00
Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Geoscience (2017 ->) ›› Module 1 "Processus de l'eau et mouvements de versants"Compulsory5.00
Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Science, Orientation Aquatic Science (2018 ->) ›› Module 3A: "Sciences aquatiques"Compulsory5.00
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