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Water Chemistry

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IYTS1104
Type: Optional obligatory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: YT 2019
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2021-2022)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Sten, Pekka
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2021-2022

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3002YT2019-3A2022-01-04 – 2022-03-07Pekka StenFinnish2021-12-01 – 2022-01-10

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2022-2023.

Learning Outcomes

The student will obtain basic knowledge on water chemistry that enables him/her to understand phenomena taking place in natural waters and during water and wastewater treatment.

Student's Workload

The total amount of student´s work is 81 h, which contains 42 h of contact studies.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Chemistry in Technology, Chemistry Laboratory Exercises, Water Laboratory Exercises, Waterbody Protection, Introduction to Technical Mathematics


Properties of water and basics of solution chemistry, e.g. acids and bases, complexation of metals, redox reactions, dissolution and precipitation.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Alan G. Howard, Aquatic Environmental Chemistry, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2005

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, home work, exercises.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 1: The student knows those subjects of the course, which are necessary for the forthcoming studies and working life.

Grade 3: The student is well-abled to utilize the course contents.

Grade 5: The student is able to apply creatively the contents of the course.

Assessment Methods

Numeric assessment of final exam. It will be possible to improve the grade by active home work.