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Module Code: ENV110
Module Title: Environmental Pollution
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Environmental Science
Pre-requisites: N/A
1. To help the students understand the classification and characteristics of environmental pollution.

2. To provide students with a basic knowledge of the current status of environmental pollution in China and of up-to-date environmental quality standards and related pollutant control and emission standards.

3. To introduce knowledge on general procedures of measuring familiar pollution parameters e.g. air, water and soil samples, including choosing sampling sites and methods of sampling, sample storage and pretreatment.

4. To help students understand the related analysis instruments’ basic composition and operation principles.

5. To give students hand-on experience in analysis of real environmental samples.
Learning outcomes 
A. Demonstrate knowledge on general pollution parameters for monitoring different environmental samples and the different methods in measuring most popular ones.

B. Understand the operation principles of the instruments used in the experiments.

C. Demonstrate their understanding of the whole process of sample collection, storage and transport of samples, sample pre-treatment, qualitative or quantitative measurement and data processing.

D. Describe a range of common environmental pollutants relative to environmental standards and interpret environmental pollutant data.

E. Develop the ability to plan for and execute a series of experiments and use the laboratory instruments under guidance to generate the data, as well as to evaluate and interpret these qualitative or quantitative data.

F. Demonstrate their ability to report scientific information through a range of written scientific documents.

Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered by a combination of lectures, workshop and field/lab experiments. Two hour lecture sessions will be given every week supported by class notes and additional reading materials. Workshops will be delivered every week before every experiment, providing the necessary information and instruction for the experiment procedures and related instruments. Seven field/lab experiments will be carried out during the semester to provide hand-on experience of measuring general pollution parameters for different environmental matrix. Students will present their experiment results in a paper, a poster as well as two experiment reports.
1. Introduction to environmental pollution measurement

2. Water pollution#1---Introduction on current status and standards and sampling, storage and pre-treatment

Lab/Field #1: Water sampling and measurement of water pH and turbidity

3. Water pollution measurement#2---Analysis of physical parameters and metals

Lab/Field #2: Water sampling and measurement of chlorine and hardness of water samples

4. Water pollution measurement#3---Analysis of non-metal inorganic and organic compounds

Lab/Field #3: Water sampling and measurement of DO

5. Air pollution#1---Introduction to current status and standards and method for collecting air samples

6. Air pollution#2---Analysis of gaseous and vapor pollutants and suspended particulate matter in air

Lab/Field 4: Measurement of PM2.5 in ambient atmosphere

7. Air pollution#3---Precipitation monitoring and air pollution sources monitoring

Lab/Field #5: Air sampling and Measurement of SO2 in air

8. Soil pollution#1--- Introduction to current status and standards and soil sample collection and preservation

9. Soil pollution#2--- Pre-treatment of soil samples and analysis of soil contaminants

Lab/Field #6: Soil sampling, sample pre-treatment and measurement of cadmium in soil

10. Solid waste pollution

11. Noise and radioactive Contamination

Lab/Field #7: Noise measurement around campus

12. Bio-monitoring of environmental pollutants

13. Introduction to automatic on-line monitoring system for air/water

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     7  28    89  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Exam (Open Book) 50.00
2 Continuous Assessment For Lab/Practical (Paper, Poster And Reports) 50.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 10:37:16 AM