Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Know the chemical composition of the constituents of soil solid and liquid phase, the reactions and interactions that take place and the soil chemical properties.
2. Apply specific methods for analysis of soil chemical properties.
3. Intepret the results of soil analysis.
4. Solve issues concerning soil pollution and remediation.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Inorganic soil components. The chemistry of soil organic matter. Soil solution - solid phase equilibria. Ion exchange processes. Sorption phenomena on soils. Redox chemistry of soils. Kinetics of soil chemical processes. The chemistry of acid soils. The chemistry of saline and sodic soils. Contaminants in waters and soils. Cases of water and soil pollution and decontamination.
soil components, soil solution, soil chemical processes, problem soils, soil pollution-remediation