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Course Description

Code4 EYA8020
NameExperimental Work for Environmental Technology
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student learns the most important laboratory practices in environmental engineering, and the basics of environmental chemistry. The student knows the operating methods and safety requirements of an environmental technology laboratory, he / she is able to use protective equipment and knows how to act in the event of an accident. The student learns to use the key equipment and tools of environmental chemistry and studies phenomena related to environmental chemistry and physics using various measuring tools and methods. He / she learns how to document and report laboratory work and evaluate the reliability of results. After the course, the student is able to apply the practices and information he / she has learned in the applications of environmental technology.
ContentLaboratory practices in environmental technology (1 cr):
- Familiarization with environmental technology laboratory facilities and test hall,
- Laboratory and experimental hall working practices and occupational safety,
- Essential laboratory equipment,
- the most common laboratory equipment and supplies and their intended use,
- Use and maintenance of chemicals and
- Use and significance of methodological standards in environmental analysis.

Laboratory exercises (2 cr):
- Pipetting training,
- training in the use of essential laboratory equipment,
- training in the use of laboratory equipment and supplies,
- Familiarity with basic methods of environmental chemistry (including suction filtration, measurement of water pH, oxygen content and electrical conductivity, pH adjustment, measurement of water hardness and iron content, precipitation reaction),
- Recording of measurement results and evaluation of results,
- use of a multimeter (current and tension), a caliper and a scale (size and density of a solid),
Uncertainty of measurement results and
- Use of spreadsheet software.

Environmental Chemistry (2 cr):
- Periodic table and manuals as a source of information,
- Structure and chemical bonds of the substance,
- Substance, reaction equations and chemical equilibrium,
- Precipitation and solubility
- Oxidation rates, oxidation and reduction reactions and
- Acids, bases and pH
- Exercise related to elements
RequirementsContact lessons, exercises, independent work and exam. In contact classes, the teacher discusses the theory related to the content and directs the work of small groups in the laboratory.
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialMaterial to be distributed in during teaching.
Other ConsiderationsThe main language of instruction of the course may also be English

Course evaluation criteria:

Satisfactory (1-2):
- is familiar with the environmental technology laboratory as an operating environment,
- is familiar with the working practices of the laboratory and the test hall,
- knows how to act in the event of an accident in an environmental engineering laboratory,
is able to use essential laboratory equipment, and
- knows the key concepts of environmental chemistry and is able to solve basic problems.

Good (3-4):
In addition to the above, the student:
- recognizes laboratory equipment and basic measuring instruments,
- is able to use laboratory equipment and instruments smoothly,
- is able to act in an emergency,
- is able to protect him/herself personally from chemical risks,
is able to document the measurement event in a traceable way, and
- understands the key concepts of environmental chemistry and knows their connection to practice.

Commendable (5):
In addition to the above, the student
- is able to compare and interpret measurement results with reference values,
- is able to assess the uncertainty of the measurement result,
is able to choose a suitable laboratory instrument and measuring instrument, and
- is able to apply his / her knowledge of environmental chemistry, solve applicable problems and, if necessary, use foreign source material.
ContactAalto Juha-Matti


We reserve the right to make changes to the curriculum due to the need to update the content being studied.