42419 - Applied Geology Modulübersicht

Module Number: 42419 - module is no longer offered from WS 2023/24
Module Title:Applied Geology
  Angewandte Geologie
Department: Faculty 2 - Environment and Natural Sciences
Responsible Staff Member:
  • apl. Prof. Dr. agr. habil. Freese, Dirk
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Every summer semester
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:At the end of the module the student are able to understand the groundwater systems, their dynamics and the relation to geochemistry in the hydrological cycle. They can discuss about natural and anthropogenic factors and processes as well as the influencing of water and soil quality in the whole hydrological cycle.
Contents:Lecture Hydrogeology:
Aquifers and aquicludes and their properties, estimation of groundwater recharge, groundwater exploration, methods of investigation, groundwater protection.

Lecture Soil Chemistry
Introduction to the chemical principles necessary to examine the soil environment, describe the soil solid and solution phases, and identify the chemical processes that occur in the soil environment and ultimately impact the fate and behavior of substances in soil and  natural water systems. Interactions between soil solids, precipitates and solution phases are characterized. Soil chemical processes like ion exchange, ad(de)sorption are discussed and aspects of bioavailabilty are derived.

Applications of soil chemistry:
  • Importance, forms and scale of adsorption and desorption reactions in soil
  • Quantification of adsorption-desorption processes of the soil-solution-interphase
  • Chemical behaviour of heavy metals in soil 
Selected topics are illustrated and practiced with example problems and homework assignments.
Recommended Prerequisites:Bachelor knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and soil science, soil chemistry.
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Lecture / 4 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Seminar / 1 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 105 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:
  • Hölting, B. (1996): Hydrogeologie. Enke.
  • Fetter, C. W. (2001): Applied Hydrogeology. Prentice Hall.
  • Sparks, D.L. (1995): Environmental soil chemistry. Academic Press
  • Sposito (2008) The Chemistry of Soils. Oxford University Press
  • Course related scientific papers 
Module Examination:Final Module Examination (MAP)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:Final Module Examination:
  • Written examination, 90 min. OR
  • Oral examination 20 min.
Whether the examination will be written or oral will be announced in the first lecture.
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • no assignment
Remarks:'No offer in Summer Semester 2023!
Module Components:
  • 240260 Lecture Hydrogeology 
  • 240261 Lecture Soil Chemistry
  • 240262 Seminar Applications for Soil Chemistry
  • 205201 Excursion Black Soil of Southeastern Europe
  • 240263 Examination Applied Geology
Components to be offered in the Current Semester:
  • no assignment