Module Identifier EAM0530  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Bill Perkins  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff 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 TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
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. 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


This module is at CQFW Level 7