VM8203 - Advanced Water Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 50/100 1 hours E
Assignments 50/100

Course content

This course is meant to provide a detailed understanding of chemical quality of natural water. Topics are selected based on the specialization of the student and can include redox conditions in water, solid-solution interfaces, carbonate system, buffer capacity of natural waters and dissolution and precipitation reactions in relation to water quality. Emphasis will be made on understanding of the chemical concept and their application in research based projects.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate should have in-depth knowledge of theory and chemical principles used for the evaluation of water quality in water and wastewater treatment. The candidate should be able to consider the application of chemical concepts in research projects and contribute to the development of new theories and methods in the field.

Skills: The candidate should master important chemical concepts related to aquatic chemistry and apply these to specific needs. The candidate should be able to use these skills to perform research at a high international level. The candidate should be able to assess the work of others on the same level.

General competences: The candidate should be able to use knowledge from the discipline for scientific assignments and projects, and to publish research results in recognized national and international channels.

Learning methods and activities

The course is divided in 5-6 concentrated seminars if there are 5 or more students. If fewer, individual teaching will be offered. A report on a given topic will have to be written by the student and presented orally.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering (PHIV)

Required previous knowledge

The course will be run if at least 3 students with relevant background wish to attend. If you wish to attend, please contact the course coordinator. Students not admitted to the PhD programme in engineering may be approved by the course coordinator.

Course materials

Papers from books and scientific journals.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignments 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignments 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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