701-0423-00L  Chemistry of Aquatic Systems

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersL. Winkel
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


701-0423-00 GChemie aquatischer Systeme2 hrs
Tue15:15-17:00NO E 11 »
L. Winkel

Catalogue data

AbstractThis course gives an introduction to chemical processes in aquatic systems and shows applications to various systems. The following topics are treated: acid-base reactions and carbonate system, solubility of solids and weathering, redox reactions, complexation of metals, reactions at the solid/water interface, applications to lakes, rivers and groundwater.
ObjectiveUnderstanding of chemical processes in aquatic systems. Quantitative application of chemical equilibria to processes in natural waters. Evaluation of analytical data from aquatic systems.
ContentIntroduction to the chemistry of aquatic systems. Regulation of the composition of natural waters by chemical, geochemical and biological processes. Quantitative application of chemical equilibria to processes in natural waters. The following topics are treated: acid-base reactions, carbonate system; solubility of solid phases and weathering; complexation of metals and metal cycling in natural waters; redox reactions; reactions at the interface solid phase-water; applications to lakes, rivers, groundwater.
Lecture notesScript is distributed.
LiteratureSigg, L., Stumm, W., Aquatische Chemie, 5. Aufl., vdf/UTB, Zürich, 2011.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersL. Winkel
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 60 minutes
Written aidsHandouts, Übungen und Lösungen, Taschenrechner Buch: Sigg, L., Stumm, W., Aquatische Chemie, 2011
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Learning materials

DocumentsAquatische Chemie - Einführung in die Chemie natürlicher Gewässer (2016) L. Sigg und W. Stumm
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