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Cursus: GEO4-1426
GEO4-1426
Kinetic processes
Cursus informatie
CursuscodeGEO4-1426
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geowetenschappen; Graduate School Geowetenschappen; M Earth Sciences;
Contactpersoondr. T. Behrends
Telefoon+31 30 2535008
E-mailt.behrends@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. T. Behrends
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
prof. dr. C.J. Spiers
Feedback en bereikbaarheid
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
2  (12-11-2018 t/m 01-02-2019)
Aanvangsblok
2
TimeslotB: DI-ochtend, DO-middag, DO-namiddag
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 17-09-2018 08:00 t/m 30-09-2018 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 22-10-2018 08:00 t/m 23-10-2018 23:59
WachtlijstNee
PlaatsingsprocedureStudiepunt/Student desk
Cursusdoelen
This course covers fundamental principles of geochemical kinetics, from the atomistic treatment of reaction rates and mechanisms to the quantitative description of chemical dynamics of natural systems.

By the end of the course:
  • the students are able derive and apply quantitative expressions for describing the rates of biogeochemical processes;
  • the students are familiar with important principles and fundamental theories of chemical reactions;
  • the students have learned about various applications of chemical kinetics to problems related to Earth Science;
  • the students have critically studied current literature on kinetic processes in the field of Earth Sciences;
  • the students have advanced their skills of explaining or teaching kinetic concepts to an audience of non-experts.
Inhoud
  1. Rates of geochemical reactions. Rate equations, reaction mechanisms, elementary reactions, order of reactions, steady state, Arrhenius equation, principle of detailed balancing, Michaelis-Menten kinetics, heterogeneous kinetics.
  2. Theory of chemical kinetics: Collision theory, diffusion controlled reactions in solution, transition state theory, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, kinetic processes under non-hydrostatic conditions.
  3. Applications of geochemical kinetics: Mineral dissolution and growth, kinetics of microbially mediated reactions, kinetics of redox reactions, kinetics of reactions in aqueous solution, geochronology, geospeedometry.
Most of the examples discussed in the course are biogeochemical processes in aquatic environments. As part of the course, the students have to study independently chapters from the textbook Geochemical Kinetics by Y. Zhang. Students have to solve problems in the book and their solutions will be graded.

Development of Transferable Skills
  • Ability to work in the team: (Video) lectures are prepared in teams. Students have to distribute tasks, organize the workflow and are responsible for the time planning.
  • Problem solving: students receive data from (virtual) experiments and have to use different approaches to parameterize empirical rate laws.
  • Verbal communication skills: emphasis is put on transferring knowledge to non-expert audience / teaching, including the definition of teaching goals, planning a (video) lecture and preparing/presenting the lecture. Students are familiarized with techniques required to prepare video lectures.
  • Analytical / quantitative skills: analytical and numerical integration of differential equations. Solving quantitative problems related to kinetic processes.  
  • Technical skills: using the computer programme Excel for numerical integration of differential equations.
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Toelatingsbeschikking voor de master toegekend
Voorkennis
Basic calculus, derivatives and integration
Basic thermodynamics
Verplicht materiaal
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Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek
Zhang, Y. Geochemical Kinetics. Princeton University Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-691-12432-2 (Chapter 1 & 2)
Boek
Lasaga, A. Kinetic Theory in Earth Science. Princeton University Press, 1998 (Chapter 1 & 2).
Diverse
Relevant reading material is provided to the students in electronic form.
Werkvormen
Lectures

Algemeen
During the contact hours, lectures and solving exercises are integrated and not strictly separated.

Presentations

Tutorials

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
The final grade is calculated from the result of the assignments, the oral presentation, and the written examination.

Conditions for passing the course are:
At least 5.5 on average, and at least 5.0 for the written examination.

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