A theoretical and practical paper focused on geochemical contamination and remediation processes.
|Paper title||Advanced Topics in Environmental Geochemistry|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$704.22|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- May not be credited together with GEOL450 passed in 2018.
This paper is suitable for someone with a BSc (or equivalent) in a physical science.
- Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Dr James Scott
Verum Group staff
The module will draw on:
- Drever, J. I., 1997, The Geochemistry of Natural Waters Surface and Groundwater Environment, Prentice Hall.
- Stumm, W., and Morgan, J. J., 1996, Aquatic chemistry: chemical equilibria and rates in natural waters, New York, John Wiley & Sons.
- Nordstrom, D. K., and Munoz, J. L., 1994, Geochemical Thermodynamics, Boston, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 493p.
- Moore, T., Black, A., Centeno, J., Harding, J., and Trumm, D., 2005, Metal Contaminants in New Zealand; Sources, Treatments, and Effects on Ecology and Human Health: Christchurch, New Zealand, Rezolutionz Press, p. 490.
- NZJGG 2010, Vol 53, No2-3 Special Issue, Mine Drainage.
- Mine Water and Environment 2015, Vol 34, No4, Special Issue, Mine Water Research in New Zealand.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will have:
- An understanding of the complex chemical changes that take place around active and historic mines (Environmental literacy, Interdisciplinary perspective, Life-long learning)
- An understanding of the physical and downstream effects of the gold and coal mine wastes (Environmental literacy, Research)
- An ability to distinguish different types of mine wastes and know the remediation measures that should be associated with each type (Scholarship, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Independent thinking)
- An understanding of the ethical considerations around modern and historical mining from a geological perspective and development of these considerations in the class (Ethics, Scholarship, Environmental literacy)