Environmental Chemistry (Miljökemi)
Centre for Analysis and Synthesis - Ulf Nilsson (examiner)
Department of Chemicial Engineering - Per Warfvinge
Course program 2014
Welcome to the course in Environmental chemistry! We hope
that you will learn about and reach new perspectives regarding
the human being and the environment based on your knowledge in
chemistry. The course involves learning through lectures and
literature studies in combination with seminars and exercises.
It also involves an important group project on a specific
subject related to the course.
- The course wiki is here.
- Teachers' email addresses:
Please always check and use your Lund University email
address in order to avoid message filtering!
- Ulf's office is found in the
north corridor of the Center for Analysis and
The course is based on the students' chemistry knowledge and the
special hazards associated with the chemical industry, but also
adresses for example laws and legislations that regulate the
handling of chemical products. The chemical basis for how
health-damaging and environmentally hazardous compounds are
absorbed and metabolized by organisms and the mechanisms behind
their effects are discussed thoroughly. Emphasis is put on
relationships between structure, chemical properties, and
biological effects. A course part dealing with external
environment discusses aspects of eight environmental threats:
gases affecting the climate, ozone depletion, soil and water
acidification, photochemical oxidants/tropospheric ozone,
overfertilization of soil and water, environmental influence of
metals, toxic effects of organic compounds on the environment,
disrupted environmental/ecological cycles, and hazardous
- For a passing grade is required a passed written exam and
a passed group project.
- The written exam has 6 questions and a total of 60p. It is
divided in two parts; 30p each for Part A environmental
questions and Part B toxicology questions, respectively. For
a passing grade 3 is required a total of 30p, for grade 4 is
required 40p, and for grade 5 is required 50p. Furthermore,
for a passing grade is required a minimum of 10p for each of
Parts A and B.
- A passed group project report and presentation will give
you bonus points to add to the exam points provided that you
already have 30p on the written exam:
- 2 = Passed with a minimum requirement with respect
to research, form, and content.
5 = Very good project with respect to most of the
factors research, form, and content.
8 = Excellent with respect to all factors research,
form, and content.
literature study done in groups of three students. A written
report should be handed in the last study week and an oral
presentation will be done the last study week (see schedule
below). Each group presents its project and
opposes one other
group. After each presentation the opposing group will provide
immediate feedback to the presenting group. A passed group
project requires 1) passed written report, 2) passed
presentation, and 3) an opposition completed.
Doodle were each group of three students sign up for a project
Additional information about the project will be given at a
project seminar in study week 2, at individual meeting with the
teachers, and can be found in an instruction PDF-file
Please email your final project report to me or Per AND
Urkund email: ulf.nilsson.lu[at]analys.urkund.se
Project presentation will be done on four 2h-sessions the last
study week. You have to attend all presentations at the session
when your own group presents its project. However, you are of
course also welcome to attend all seminar sessions if you wish
to do so. Your group should sign up for one presentation
Per's projects P1-P16
to Ulf's projects U1-U16
the second round of project meetings with Ulf
- Registration of results and grades
- Grades are reported to
the LADOK data base only in connection with exams.
This means that project reports has to be emailed to Urkund
on Feb 27 at the latest and finally passed on Mar 6 in order for grading
to be registered at the end of the course! Thereafter
registration of grades will only be done when extra exams
- Toxicology literature:
- På svenska:
Förgiftningar och miljöhot, upplaga 2:1,
Studentlitteratur (2010), ISBN 978-91-44-04749-2. Boken
säljs av Mediatryck, KC. Pris ca 350:-.
Toxicology self-study questions are found at the web site
of Förgiftningar och Miljöhot.
- An equivalent
alternative in english is: Olov Sterner, Chemistry, Health, and
Environment, second edition, Wiley-Blackwell
(2010), ISBN 978-3-527-32582-5. The book is sold by KFS AB.
Price ca 600:-.
- Per Warfvinge: Miljökemi - Miljövetenskap i biogeokemiskt
perspektiv (upplaga 2012). Sold at the course call and the
first lecture. Price: 100 SEK incl. VAT (moms):