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Environmental Chemistry: Air, Water, Soil

Course Code :1000WETLWB
Study domain:Environmental Science
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:Credit obtained for 'Fundamentals of chemistry I', 'Fundamentals of chemistry III, incl. pract.', Organical chemistry I' and Durability, safety and environment'
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Silvia Lenaerts
Ivan Janssens
Stefan Van Damme
Tom Tytgat

3. Course contents *

Part on air pollution. Air pollutants (gases, dust of aerosols; primary and secondary components). Pollution sources. Measurement techniques and the use of measuring apparatus (analysis of CO, SO2, NO and NO2, hydrocarbons, ozone and oxidants; classification of test sampling methods). Biological and ecological consequences of air pollution (a.o. air pollution effects on vegetation). Preventive measures and remedy techniques: formulation of emission and immission values and TLV-norms; assessment and interpretation of laws on air pollution control (norms, height of the chimneys, inventarisation, control, decontamination, production standards,...). Odour nuisance: the atmospheric distribution of odour components is examined and the analysis of sources, control methods and policy aspects are discussed.