SOQ-22306 Chemical Processes in Soil, Water, Atmosphere


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. T Hiemstra
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. T Hiemstra
prof. dr. AA Koelmans
dr. ir. LWA van Hove
Examiner(s)prof. dr. WH van Riemsdijk

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

PCC-12303 and PCC-12403, LAD-10806 Soil and Water I, AEW-21306 Soil and Water II, MAQ-10306 Introduction Atmosphere

Continuation courses:

AEW-20306 Processes in Aquatic Systems, MAQ-21306 Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality, SOQ-34306 Soil Chemical Applications


The lectures and tutorials treat themes with applications like:
Chemical equilibria and speciation, hydro-geochemical cycling, solubility & weathering minerals, carbonates, redox & micro-biogeochemical processes, adsorption by minerals & organic matter, reactivity of organic micro-pollutants, aerosol- and cloud and precipitation chemistry.
The themes are quantitatively approached and exercised in the tutorials.

Learning outcomes:

After this course the student is expected to be able to:
- describe and explain the major chemical processes in soil, water and atmosphere at a basic level;
- do quantitative calculations under simplified conditions related to practical applications.


- attend lectures and tutorials;
- do chemical calculations and homework.


Written exam.


Chemical processes in Soil-Water-Atmosphere, Lecture notes, and Chemical processes in Soil-Water-Atmosphere, Tutorials.

Compulsory for: BSWSoil, Water, AtmosphereBSc2MO
Restricted Optional for: MEESoil ScienceMScA: Soil Quality2MO
MESEnvironmental SciencesMSc2MO
MESEnvironmental SciencesMSc2MO
MESEnvironmental SciencesMSc2MO
MESEnvironmental SciencesMSc2MO
MESEnvironmental SciencesMSc2MO
MMLMolecular Life SciencesMScE: Environmental Chemistry2MO