Fall 2022 - EASC 601 G100
Advanced Groundwater Geochemistry (3)
Class Number: 5923
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
TASC1 7011, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 18, 2022
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
TASC1 7011, Burnaby
1 778 782-3967
Office: TASC 1 Room 7239
Prerequisites:Undergraduate course in hydrogeology recommended (or permission of instructor).
Advanced topics in understanding water-rock interactions and the geochemistry of groundwater during processes such as weathering and recharge, acid mine drainage, diagenesis and hydrothermal ore deposit formation. The course focuses on the physical and chemical principles that govern the geochemistry of groundwater with emphasis on water sample collection and analysis, chemical thermodynamics, gas-water-rock interactions and geochemical modeling.
Advanced topics in understanding water-rock interactions and the geochemistry of groundwater. The course focuses on the physical and chemical principles that govern the geochemistry of groundwater with emphasis on water sample collection and analysis, chemical thermodynamics, gas-water-rock interactions, groundwater hydrogeochemistry and geochemical modeling.
- Water Quality, Sampling and Analysis
- Solutions, Minerals and Equilibria
- From Rainwater to Groundwater
- The Carbonate System
- Mineral Weathering and Silicates
- Clay Minerals and Ion Exchange
- Flow and Transport Processes
- Reduction Oxidation
- Adsorption and Trace Metals
- Geochemical Modelling (throughout course)
One 2-hour lecture and one 3-hour laboratory per week. The assignments and term project are based on the theory part of the course, and these will be distributed during lab time. Students will also present short synopses of select papers and present a term research paper.
- Lab Assignments 30%
- Term Project 20%
- Midterm Exam 10%
- Final Exam 20%
- Research Paper Presentation 15%
- Synopses of Papers 5%
Appelo, C.A.J. and Postma, D. 2005. Geochemistry, Groundwater and Pollution, 2nd edition. CRC Press
Available through online access from the library
- Morel and Hering, Principles and Applications of Aquatic Chemistry, Wiley-Interscience, 558pp. Available through online access from the library.
- Drever, J.I., 1997. The Geochemistry of Natural Waters, Prentice Hall, Inc., 436pp.
- Langmuir, D., 1997. Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 600pp.
- Stumm, W. and Morgan, J.J., 1996. Aquatic Chemistry. Wiley-Interscience, 1022 pp.
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