• The students will be educated in issues concerning:
• Τhe prospecting of mineral raw materials deposits with geochemical methods
• Τhe environmental impact of the exploitation of ores and energy resources (toxicity of the minerals, major and trace elements, protection measures)
• Τhe geochemistry and its relationship with the environment (trace elements and environment)
• Τhe role of industrial minerals and rocks in protecting the environment
• Τhe effects on human health from mineral constituents of the dust
• Τhe environmental impact studies
Course Content (Syllabus)
• APPLIED GEOCHEMISTRY: Geochemical cycle, primary and secondary environment, pathfinder-indicator elements, geochemistry of rocks, geochemistry of soils, geochemistry of river/stream sediments, geochemistry of waters, vegetation geochemistry, gas geochemistry, prospecting of hydrocarbons.
• ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY: Ores and environment, energy raw materials and environment, trace elements and environment, environmental uses of industrial minerals and rocks.
• ENVIRONMENTAL MINERALOGY: Asbestos, health effects due to the mineral constituents of the dust.
• LEGISLATION AND ENVIRONMENT: Environmental studies, mineral raw materials and environmental impact study, national and European environmental legislation
Applied geochemistry, environmental geochemistry, trace elements, environmental mineralogy, legislation and environment.