Aquatic Geochemistry
0.5 Credit

Aquatic geochemistry involves application of the principles of chemistry to processes in aquatic environments. Environmental processes can be natural or anthropogenic. In this course the primary focus will be on understanding processes in aquatic system using chemical equilibrium and kinetics. Topics will include properties and composition of natural waters, chemical reactions in aqueous systems, acidity and alkalinity of water, redox equilibria in natural waters, microorganisms as catalysts of aquatic chemical reactions, water pollution and treatment and reactivity at mineral surfaces.