20 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: GEO101

Aims/Description: This module aims to introduce the students to the origins, pathways and consequences of pollutants in the environment, their control and remediation. Pollutants are released into the environment through anthropogenic activities that include domestic, leisure and industrial practices. These pollutants are potentially harmful to the ecosystem and human health. Therefore, an understanding of the physical, chemical and biological processes involved during the contamination of air, water and soil is essential to protect the environment. This module will discuss the fundamental processes that pollutants undergo in the environment and provide an introduction on how to assess and quantify their effect by using tools for assisting environmental management and sustainable development.

Staff Contact: Professor Andy Hodson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Lab work

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