ENVIRONMENTAL MINERALOGY

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Code
84612
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9022 Geological sciences (LM-74) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
GEO/09
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Geological sciences)
semester
1° Semester
More information regarding this unit may be available in Italian.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide knowledge on the main aspects of environmental mineralogy, considering either the theoretical basis and the methodological approach. The main topics dealt with are: 1) mineral reactivity in supergenic environment and interactions among lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere; 2) role of minerals in uptake, release, transport and dispersal of toxic metals; 3) minerals and mineral reactivity in natural and anthropogenic soils  4) evaluation of the natural background concentrations of metals and minerals of environmental concern in natural and anthropogenic soils; 5) methods for the determination of the environmental impact of minerals in natural and anthropogenic sites; 6) the role of mineralogy in reclamation/mitigation projects. Several case studies will be presented and analyzed also by means of laboratory and field activities.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PIETRO MARESCOTTI (President)

ROBERTO CABELLA

GABRIELLA LUCCHETTI

LESSONS

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
06/02/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
07/02/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
21/02/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
27/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
30/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
04/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
05/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
21/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
26/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale