Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Umfang2 SWS
SemesterWintersemester 2018/19
Stellung in StudienplänenSiehe TUMonline
TermineSiehe TUMonline


Teilnahmekriterien & Anmeldung


At the end of the module, students are able: - to understand the basic processes controlling fate and transport of contaminants in the environment - to understand the functioning of measurement devices used in laboratory and in the field. - to develop monitoring quality plans - to develop simple water quality models - to understand the current legislation related to water quality The main objective of the lectures is to enable students to understand the physical and chemical processes controlling water quality, to understand the legislation and the working principles of the instruments used to monitor water quality and to develop water quality monitoring plans.


- General introduction on fate and transport of contaminants in the environment - Physical principles behind the measurement of chemical quantities and their application in water quality - Planning of monitoring quality projects - Introduction to environmental modeling - The Water framework directive in Europe and Bavaria

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen

Basic knowledge in hydrology, hydrogeology and environmental chemistry

Lehr- und Lernmethoden

Lectures (Power-Point-Presentation, blackboard), exercises (individual).

Studien-, Prüfungsleistung

At the end of the module, students participate in a written exam of 60 minutes duration. The exam will focus on the transport and transformation processes described during the course and on the measurement technologies used in the monitoring of water quality, according to the water framework directive. The exam will verify that the student understand the principles of reactive transport in the environment. Furthermore, it will verify that the students understand basic concepts of environmental chemistry and physics and that the students are able to apply those concepts for the solution of problems within a given period of time. The exam will consist of open questions, multiple choice questions and mainly exercises which will require short computations. No auxiliary material is allowed during the exam.

Empfohlene Literatur

- Schoor J.L. (1996), Enviromental Modeling fate and transport of pollutants in water, air and soil - - The EU Water Framework Directive (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-framework/index_en.html)