CEG8606 : Sources, Fates and Control of Pollutants
- Offered for Year: 2020/21
- Module Leader(s): Dr Martin Jones
- Lecturer: Dr Neil Gray
- Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
The aim of this module is to provide an advanced level of knowledge of the origin, toxicity, environmental fate and remediation of key organic & inorganic pollutants.
Outline Of Syllabus
This module introduces some of the key organic and inorganic pollutants of environmental significance.
Lectures cover the history, sources, uses and fates of a wide range of pollutants including metals and crude oil. They also introduce key concepts such as toxicology and demonstrate how a compound's chemistry influences its toxicity. The lectures in this module provide a view of biogeochemistry as a tool in the treatment and control of wastes and will consider accidental pollution events and clean-up procedures. The ways in which water and wastewater are treated by the water industry are also considered.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||20||1:00||20:00||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Coursework (report)|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:30||1:30||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||20||1:00||20:00||Lecture write-up.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||1||8:00||8:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||15:30||15:30||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Specialist knowledge and understanding are primarily imparted via lecture classes, supported by computer-hosted reference materials and a one-day field trip. Students are encouraged and expected to learn through independent reading and subsequent reflection. They are supported in this by the provision of a module specific reading list. Additional learning opportunities are provided through participation in, and discussion of, a one-day field trip. Key skills are practised through participation in the field trip.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||90||2||A||60||Unseen written examination|
|Written exercise||2||M||40||Report of approximately 1000 words.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The specialist knowledge and understanding imparted during this module are assessed by means of an unseen written examination and a single coursework item (a report summarising the sources, properties and environmental fate of a key environmental pollutant). The examination paper employs a range of approaches in order to accurately assess student abilities. These may include essay, calculation, data interpretation, and multi-part questions.
An alternative assessment will be set for any Semester 1 Study Abroad student taking this module, who will not be in Newcastle during the January assessment period.