Modelling of Environmental Pollutants I: Partitioning, Transport, and Exposure, 7.5 ECTS

Second level

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The course deals with different modelling approaches currently used in the research field of environmental chemistry, risk assessment and environmental management.

Purpose and learning objectives The aim of this course is to support you…

The course deals with different modelling approaches currently used in the research field of environmental chemistry, risk assessment and environmental management.

Purpose and learning objectives The aim of this course is to support you to deepen your knowledge in environmental chemistry and environmental processes. You will learn about and be able to reflect upon different modelling approaches currently used in the research field of environmental chemistry, as well as in risk assessment and regulation. You will develop your ability to design and apply mechanistic models to investigate and understand how properties of the abiotic environment together with the physical-chemical properties of the substances (organic substances, metals, and radionuclides) govern the environmental fate of those substances as well as the exposure of wildlife to them.

Contents and teaching methods The course consists of lectures, seminars and exercises. Examples and exercises are taken from applications in current research.

The course is given in English.

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Area of interests: Science and Mathematics

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth. Scientific knowledge makes it possible …

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth. Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media. As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.

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Environmental Science

Climate changes, environmental pollutants, ozone depletion, poor air and water quality, changes in landscape, waste disposal, depletion of natural resources, loss of ecosystem services, resilience and biological diversity, etc. The list of environmental problems is long as we humans use the resources nature has to offer without knowing or paying attention to the consequences. Environmental Science is a multi-disciplinary subject which applies knowledge from both the natural and social sciences to identify, understand, prevent, and deal with environmental problems caused by human activities. The Bachelor and Master Programs in Environmental Science offer an education in a natural science with environmental relevance and a background to the societal aspects of environmental problems. The programs apply a systems approach to the study of environmental problems and to man’s relationship to his environment. More information can be found at the ITM homepage www.itm.su.se.

Environmental Science

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