GEOS3281 – Applied Geochemistry

GEOS3281 – Applied Geochemistry examines the characteristics, source and fate of metals and organic contaminants in natural and urban environments. Primary and secondary dispersion of elements and weather processes. Principles of vapour, water, soil, drainage sediments, rocks and vegetation geochemistry as applied to environmental assessments; aqueous geochemistry and contaminant modelling, with reference to Australian case studies. Introduction to sampling, analytical techniques and design of environmental surveys.

Session 1, 2017

Study level: Undergraduate

6 units of credit

Hours per week: 4 - 2 hours lectures, 2 hours practicals, plus fieldwork up to three days duration.

Number of weeks: 12.

Current handbook entry Current timetable Course outline

Who should I contact?

Coordinator: David Cohen

Where does this course fit into my degree?

This is a third year course.

Is there assumed prior knowledge or a co-requisite?

Students should have completed at least one of: GEOS1111, GEOS1211 or GEOS1701.

Are there mandatory activities for this course?

Geochemical surveys at a contaminated site will involve fieldwork of up to three days' duration. Students will incur some personal costs.


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