Module Identifier EAM0530  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Bill Perkins  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Nicholas Pearce  
Course delivery Lecture   12 Hours  
  Practical   40 hours either as 10 x 4 hours or as 5 x 8 hours  
Assessment Course work   Laboratory Report   50%  
  Course work   Project Report   25%  
  Resit assessment   Failed reports and essays can be resubmitted to the IGES office on or before the first day of the summer resit period (normally mid-August). Written exam can be re-taken at that time.   100%  

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to

Brief description

This module will provide a practical training in modern analytical techniques as applied to environmental inorganic geochemistry. The practical course will include both classical and instrumental techniques. The students will perform a series of analyses on samples collected in the module Chemical Environmental Techniques. The analytical results from these samples will be used to produce a report on the environmental geochemistry of the selected site. The course will contain lectures which will deal with the factors controlling the distribution of elements in the primary and secondary environment.

Reading Lists

Bassett, J, Denney, R C, Jeffery, G H & Mendham, J. (1978) Vogel's Textbook of Quantitative Inorganic Analysis. 4th. Longman
Gray, N F. (1994) Drinking Water Quality. Wiley
Johnson, W M & Maxwell, J A. Rocks and Mineral Analysis. 2nd. Wiley
Potts, P J. (1992) A Handbook of Silicate Rock Analysis. Blackie