Applied-Environmental Geochemistry

Course Information
TitleΕΦΑΡΜΟΣΜΕΝΗ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΙΚΗ ΓΕΩΧΗΜΕΙΑ / Applied-Environmental Geochemistry
CodeNGMO 622E
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorChristos Stergiou
Course ID600019048

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma Geōlogías (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses633
ORYKTOLOGIA - PETROLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)633
KOITASMATOLOGIA - OIKONOMIKĪ GEŌLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)633
PERIVALLONTIKĪ GEŌGRAFIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)633

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• 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
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
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.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
1) Course lectures are delivered with the help of electronic media (PC) and appropriate software presentations 2) The book notes are available through the teacher’s website 3) The teacher communicates with students through email 4) The class evaluation is performed through the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment20
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Φιλιππίδης Α. (2019). Εφαρμοσμένη και Περιβαλλοντική Γεωχημεία με στοιχεία Περιβαλλοντικής Ορυκτολογίας και Νομοθεσίας. Τμήμα Γεωλογίας, Α.Π.Θ., Θεσσαλονίκη 153 σελ. Σκόρδας Η.Κ., Καντηράνης Α.Ν. (2019). Περιβαλλοντική Γεωχημεία των Δυνητικά Τοξικών Μετάλλων. Εκδόσεις City Publish, Θεσσαλονίκη, 253 σ. ISBN 978-960-9551-38-0. Bustillo Revuelta M. (2018). Mineral Resources: From Exploration to Sustainability Assessment. Springer. De Vivo B., Belkin H.E. & Lima A. (2008). Environmental Geochemistry, Site Characterization, Data Analysis and Case Histories. Elsevier, Amsterdam. Foley D., McKenzie G.D. & Utgard R.O. (2009). Investigations in Environmental Geology. Pearson, New York. Fortescue J.A.C. (2011). Environmental Geochemistry. Springer, New York. Guthrie G.D. & Mossman B.T. (1993). Health Effects of Mineral Dusts. Mineralogical Society of America, Reviews in Mineralogy, Vol. 28. Kabata-Pendias A. (2011). Trace Elements in Soils and Plants. 4th ed. Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, New York. Prasad M.N.V., Sajwan K.S. & Naidu R. (2006). Trace Elements in the Environment, Biogeochemistry, Biotechnology and Bioremediation. Taylor & Francis, New York. Ryan P. (2014). Environmental and Low Temperature Geochemistry. Wiley-Blackwell, New York. Sahai N. & Schoonen M.A. (2006). Medical Mineralogy and Geochemistry. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Vol. 64, Mineral. Soc. of America, Virginia, USA. Sarkar D., Datta R. & Hannigan R. (2007). Concepts and Applications in Environmental Geochemistry. Elsevier, Amsterdam. Sherwood-Lollar B. (2005). Environmental Geochemistry. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
Last Update