Lecturers and Teaching Assistants
Dr. Ishai Dror
Course Schedule and Location
Tuesday, 09:15 - 11:00, Sussman, Magaritz Rm
Field of Study, Course Type and Credit Points
Chemical Sciences: Lecture; Elective; Core; 3.00 points
Will be taught via Zoom starting April 19th.
2 make up lectures:
Mondays 11:15-13:00, April 20th and 27th.
(1) The courses that are attended by less than 4 students will be cancelled
(2) Cluster - Geochemistry
Attendance and participation
Estimated Weekly Independent Workload (in hours)
- Introduction: the subsurface environment: Solid phase; Liquid phase; Aquifers; Geochemical environments
- Properties of potential contaminants: Organic anthropogenic compounds; Inorganic pollutants
- Selected geochemical processes: Thermodynamics and equilibrium; WeatheringAdsorption
- Partitioning: Sorption, retention and release of contaminants Partitioning in the aqueous phase Volatile compounds
- Chemical transformations: hydrolysis and other reactions involving other nucleophilic species
- Redox reactions
- Groundwater contamination: case study
- Remediation technologies for contaminated groundwater
- Case studies (If time allows)
Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the main processes governing the transport and transformation of chemical contaminants (natural and anthropogenic) in the environment.
- Recognize the chemical-physical properties of the subsurface environment, and selected groups of contaminants.
- Determine the partitioning scheme of chemicals in the geosystem and sorption processes.
- Know major chemical transformations of selected chemical in the geosystem
- Consider and compare remediation technologies.
Contaminant Geochemistry - interactions and transport in the subsurface environment/ B. Berkowitz, I. Dror and B. Yaron Springer 2008