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Biogeochemical barriers, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Vatten i natur och samhälle - VNA
The aim of the course is for the students to learn how to apply common analytical techniques of physical, chemical and biological barriers in order to protect the environment.
How chemical and biological processes can be used and controlled to transform or immobilise different substances and thereby prevent a negative effect on the environment will be discussed. More specific parts are the function of landfills, soil remediation, water purification with the use of different filters, precipitation of metals, turn over of organic residues as mixed wastes or specific pollutions in water treatment plants, landfills and composts. Practical cases include barriers in land filling, soil and sediment remediation, as well as filters techniques.
Lectures will be combined with exercises, seminars, practical lab work and excursions.
Written reports, seminars and project presentations continously during the course.

Students who have failed an examination are normally allowed to retake it on two additional occasions, one of which should be arranged shortly after the first examination.

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

To be eligible to the course the student must, except the general entrance requirements (stipulated in the syllabus by the Faculty Board), have fulfilled 80 credits points whereof at least 60 credits points in chemistry/biology/environmental science 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: 78/04-41   Course Code: HTVX11      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Vatten i natur och samhälle - VNA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
D       VNA   NA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2004-09-20