Know the different types of water pollutants, inputs, routes and internal processes
Detect and minimize effects of pollutants in organisms and disturbance to ecosystems services
Know the legislation on water pollution (EU and internacional)
Solve numerical applications under different scenarios
António Manuel Fernandes Rodrigues, Maria Paula Oliveira Sobral
Weekly - 4
Total - 34
Laws, E. A. 2001. Aquatic Pollution. An Introductory Text. 3rd ed. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York
Clark, R.B. 2000. Marine Pollution. 5th ed. OUP
Technical reports and scientific papers
During lectures the theoretical knowledge of the diferent topics of the syllabus is explained. A final period of the lecture is reserved for interaction with students, discussions and revisions.
The pratical sessions reinforce the theoretical knowledge leading students to understand better the effects of water pollution on ecosystems, through laboratory experiments and problem-solving applications and exercises. Discussion of all topics ensure that students understand and know how to apply the given concepts.
Theoretical knowledge - 2 tests
Pratical knowledge - 2 reports/assignments, and short class exercises
Evaluation is continuous and assessed by 2 tests and 2 lab assigments
Students will use the available resources included in the "Bibliography" section (books, papers, institutional internet information) and others he may find of interest.
Lectures (50%) - 2 written tests (multiple choice and open questions) - 25% + 25% (average minimum grade for tests is 9.5)
Labs (50%) - students will deliver 2 group assignments - 30% + 20% (Average minimum grade for lab assignments is 9.5)
Students are required to attend 2/3 of the lab classes otherwise they will not be able to finish the course
Final mark: average of tests (50%) and lab assignments (50%)
I. Introduction to water pollution. Context and definitions. Types of pollutants. Input routes and internal processes. Impact/toxicity and control. European and international regulation.
Organic pollution. Eutrophication
Plastics, emerging pollutants
Dredge spoil and solid waste
Radioactivity, thermal pollution
Acid deposition and global warming
II. Indicators of pollution. Monitoring
III. Numerical applications
Labs: Development of pollution topics with emphasis on case studies, including laboratory experiments, exercices and group activities (variable)
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