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Biogeochemical barriers, 6 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Single Subject Course
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Vatten i natur och samhälle - VNA
  COURSE CODE   744A14
After completed the course the student should be able to
- show knowledge on principles of barrier techniques used in different applications for the protection of resources and the environment,,
- identify and discuss different physical, chemical and biological means for the control of transfer and transformation of pollutants in different situations,
- discuss national and EG legislations governing the use of barriers for some important cases.
The course contains theoretical and practical parts. The theoretical parts on controls of transfers and transformations will be presented by bringing in cases such as landfills, mining waste deposits, contaminated soils and sediments, water supply, etc. The legislation of given the dimensioning values for some of the cases will be included. The practical parts are given as field visits including sampling in relation to barrier functions and following analyses in the laboratory. The field visits will also give insight to how barrier issues are handled by companies working with waste and pollution problems.
The course is based on lectures, seminars, field visits and laboratory analysis. In addition to those, the students are expected to study on thier own. Language of instruction: English
Seminars, field sampling and laboratory work are obligator parts and will be accounted for in written reports. The different theoretical parts of the course will continuously be examined with written tests.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

The student must have fulfilled 180 ECTS credits where of at least 90 ECTS credits in chemistry/biology/environmental science or equivalent.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "Engelska B"; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paperbased 550 + TWE-score 4.0, computorbased 213 and internetbased 79), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.0 and no band under 5.0), or equivalent.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Biogeochemical barriers
Biogeochemical barriers
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
TEMA - The Tema Institute
Registrar No: LiU-2008/00111   Course Code: 744A14      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Vatten i natur och samhälle - VNA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level     VNA   NA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2008-01-21