Environmental Chemistry, 6 credits (TFKE47)

Miljökemi, 6 hp

Main field of study

Chemical Engineering Chemistry


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Henrik Pedersen

Director of studies or equivalent

Magdalena Svensson
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6IKEA Chemical Analysis Engineering, B Sc in Engineering 4 (Spring 2017) 1, 2 4, 1 Swedish Linköping v
6KKEM Chemistry 4 (Spring 2017) 1, 2 4, 1 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Chemical Engineering, Chemistry

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Chemical Analysis Engineering, B Sc in Engineering
  • Chemistry

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Inorganic Chemistry and Organic chemistry (or equivalent)

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims at giving the student a chemical understanding of the background and consequences of different chemical pollutants the biosphere, the hydrosphere and the atmosphere. After successfully completed course the course, participant will be able to:

  • understand the chemical processes behind important environmental problems and how they have occured
  • give chemical explaination to acid rain, ozon depletion, global warming, and the spread of toxic chemical pollutants on a global scale
  • analyze effects of different chemical pollutants effect on plants and animals
  • discuss the actions taken to restrict major environmental problems
  • understand, judge and to predict effects of different chemical on health and environment
  • reflect over ethical dilemmas in related to environmental chemistry questions.

Course content

Chemistry of the ozone layer, air pollutants, green house effects and global warming and their environmental consequences. The nature of different toxic organic compounds and heavy metals polluted natural waters and treatment of wastewater. Further, to give an orientation waste elimination, substainable development in the environmental area.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, seminars.
The course runs over the entire spring semester.


TEN1Written ExaminationU, 3, 4, 54 credits
PRA1ProjectU, G2 credits
To pass the project assignment, oral and written presentation are mandatory.


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magdalena Svensson


Henrik Pedersen

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 36 h
Recommended self-study hours: 124 h

Course literature

Colin Baird: Environmental Chemistry 5th edition
Colin Baird: Environmental Chemistry 5th edition
TEN1 Written Examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits
PRA1 Project U, G 2 credits
To pass the project assignment, oral and written presentation are mandatory.

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LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

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