Optional course for BSc students, especially for chemistry students. Open for everyone. Priority given to students in the Bachelor's Program in Chemistry (maximum 21 students enrolled). The responsible persons will verify individual registrations.
In conjunction with this course you can complete an integrated English language course, KK-ENMALU2. You need to have completed KK-ENMALU1 before this.
The course is designed for those with a Bachelor’s or higher-level background in chemistry, or a closely related scientific discipline. A completed Bachelor’s degree is, however, not required. Kemian Perusopinnot - Basic studies in chemistry are required (25 cr although some flexibility with this requirement -enquire with course coordinator).
If the integrated English language course KK-ENMALU2 is taken at the same time, KK-ENMALU1 should already be completed.
After the course a student:
- Understands the fundamentals of chemistry in water through its physiochemical properties
- Understands environmental issues relating to chemistry in water
- Has an overview of industrial chemistry that uses water as reaction media, with knowledge of environmental issues relating to its use.
- Has an overview of novel chemistry occurring in water, and of the physiochemical properties of water.
- Will be able to find and use literature related to the course contents, as well as report on the literature both orally and in writing.
Every year during the periods III & IV (KEK227, KK-ENMALU2).
The aim of the course is to educate in the impact that civilization has on our environment. Specifically, we focus on the impact of water by studying the chemistry that occurs in water as a result of using water in an industrial setting or as reaction media. As such, this will involve studying the physiochemical properties of water under different conditions, how this affects chemistry and the types of chemical experiments are performed in water, with specific industrial and novel examples. Lectures will also be given by an industry representative describing the use and treatment of water in industry.
More information about the course (program and requirements) will be given during the first lecture and in Moodle.
- Lectures on the course material (students must be present for 75 % of the lectures and complete online quizzes for the lectures)
- Summary and presentation of seminal articles/reviews on key topics, mainly in period IV (compulsory attendance)
- Problem based group work with group presentation and individual reports, mainly in Period IV (compulsory attendance)
- English language lessons (at least 75% attendance required) for those also completing KK-ENMALU2