Chemistry and Marine Protection

NAME OF THE COURSE Chemistry and Marine Protection

Code

KTJ313

Year of study

3.

Course teacher

Assoc Prof Marija Bralić

Credits (ECTS)

2.0

Associate teachers

Asst Prof Maša Buljac

Type of instruction (number of hours)

P S V T

30

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Status of the course

Elective

Percentage of application of e-learning

0 %

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course objectives

Gaining knowledge of the sea; chemical composition and contamination, and the ways to prevent pollution of the marine environment.

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course

Enrolled in or passed the cours Exercises in Chemistry and Marine Protection

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)

After passing the exam, the student is expected to know:
1. fundamental properties of seawater
2. basic physical properties of the sea
3. chemical composition of seawater
4. marine pollution, sources and types of pollution
5. interactive impact of pollutants on the marine environment
6. chemicals in the sea and the manner of their removal

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)

Lecture 1: Introduction to marine chemistry. The fundamental properties of sea water, the origin of water and salt.
Lecture 2: The composition of the oceans and marine sediments.
Lecture 3: The basic physical properties of the sea.
Lecture 4: Chemical composition of seawater. Salinity and density.
Lecture 5: The chemical species in the sea (macro-constituents and micro-constituents).
Lecture 6: Gases in the sea.
Lecture 7: Dissolved organic matter in seawater.
Lecture 8: Marine pollution, sources and types
Lecture 9: Metals in the sea.
Lecture 10: Biodegradable and durable organic compounds.
Lecture 11: The impact of pollutants on the marine environment (persistence in the marine environment, toxicity and other adverse effects, accumulation in marine organisms and sediments, adverse effects on the oxygen content in the sea)
Lecture 12: The chemicals in the sea and ways to remove them.
Lecture 13: Plant Protection (cleaning) must
Lecture 14: Preventing contamination / pollution from vessels.
Lecture 15: Legal regulations on marine environmental protection.

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities

 

Screening student work (name the proportion of ECTS credits for eachactivity so that the total number of ECTS credits is equal to the ECTS value of the course):

Class attendance

0.5

Research

0.0

Practical training

0.0

Experimental work

0.0

Report

0.0

 

 

Essay

0.0

Seminar essay

0.0

 

 

Tests

0.5

Oral exam

1.0

 

 

Written exam

1.0

Project

0.0

 

 

Grading and evaluating student work in class and at the final exam

During the semester, the two partial test to check if the knowledge of students from courses included material. During the semester students will be selected from the lecture topic to make a seminar that will affect the final grade. After completion of the semester, students take a written exam courses included material from the seminar. If the student meets at one of the partial tests during the semester, material from passing the test does not need to take the written exam. After passing the written part of the exam, the oral exam. For all aspects of teaching evaluation will be conducted according to the following criteria: <55% inadequate; 55% -65% is sufficient; 66% -75% good; 76% -85% very good;> 86% excellent. The final grade will be the arithmetic average of ratings from exercises, written assessment and oral examination.

Required literature (available in the library and via other media)

Title

Number of copies in the library

Availability via other media

M. Buljan, M. Zore-Armanda: Osnovi oceanografije i pomorske meteorologije, Institut za oceanografiju i ribarstvo-Split, Split, 1971.

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U Zavodu 1 primjerak

R.B. Clark: Marine Polution, Clarenddon Press, Oxford, 1986.

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U Zavodu 1 primjerak

B.A. Duxbury, A.C. Duxbury, Fundamental of oceanography, WCB, Melbourn, Oxford, 1993.

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U Zavodu 1 primjerak

Z. Bičanić: Zaštita mora i morskog okoliša; Z. Bičanić-vlastita naklada, Split, 2004

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U Zavodu 1 primjerak

Optional literature (at the time of submission of study programme proposal)

E Prohić: Geokemija, Targa, Zagreb, 1998.
Stumm, J.J. Morgan, Aquatic Chemistry: Chemical Equilibria and Rates in Natural Waters, John Wiley&Sons, New York, 1995.

Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences

Methods Quality assurance will be performed at three levels: (1) University; (2) Faculty Level by Quality Control Committee of teaching; (3) Level.

Other (as the proposer wishes to add)