|| EAM0530 |
|| ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMICAL METHODS |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Bill Perkins |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Dr Nicholas J G Pearce |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 12 Hours |
|| Practical || 40 hours either as 10 x 4 hours or as 5 x 8 hours |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Laboratory Report Course Work: ||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| Project Report Course Work: ||25%|
|Supplementary 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.
On completion of this module, students will be able to
perform a variety of analytical tasks which will include both ''classical'' and ''instrumental'' methods
understand the use of GLP (good laboratory practice) and quality control in analytical measurement
evaluate critically the quality of data produced during analytical measurement
describe the factors which control the distribution of elements at the Earth''s surface.
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.
Bassett, J, Denney, R C, Jeffery, G H & Mendham, J (1978) Vogel's Textbook of Quantitative Inorganic Analysis
Gray, N F (1994) Drinking Water Quality
Johnson, W M & Maxwell, J A Rocks and Mineral Analysis
Potts, P J (1992) A Handbook of Silicate Rock Analysis
This module is at CQFW Level 7