Course Code: M112 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Environmental Engineering • Field of study: Environmental Engineering
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Maria Popa
Seminar tutor: Roxana Nadina Bostan
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

Students will learn to understand specific concepts in the field of environmental chemistry.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry 2. Pollution types and sources. 3. Environmental cycles of elements (oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, sulfur) and water. 4. Atmospheric chemistry and Air pollution 5. Soil Chemistry and Pollution 6. Aquatic chemistry and Water pollution

Teaching methods:

Lecture, Discussions, Exemplification

Learning outcomes:

- Familiarize students with the various divisions of the environment - Explain the gaseous components of the environment and the chemistry responsible for the observed variation, processes such as; ozone depletion, greenhouse effect, global warming. - Understanding of the organic and inorganic chemical processes controlling the chemical composition of the aquatic environment and the fate of pollutants in the aquatic environment. - Familiarize students with the main constituents of soils and the way they are formed. Introduce some important characteristics of soils, their classification and the various ways in which soils are polluted.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written test examination - 60%, Verification during the semester (project, practical activities) - 40%.

Recommended reading:

• Popa, M, Bostan, R. Varvara, S., Environmental Chemistry – practical activities, Alba Iulia, 2008;
• Manahan, Stanley E. Environmental Chemistry, Boca Raton: CRC Press LLC, 2000