COURSE UNIT TITLE

: PETROCHEMICAL POLLUTANTS IN MARINE ENVIRONMENT

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
MCP 5023 PETROCHEMICAL POLLUTANTS IN MARINE ENVIRONMENT ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7

Offered By

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences

Level of Course Unit

Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Course Coordinator

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR LÜTFI TOLGA GÖNÜL

Offered to

MARINE CHEMISTRY
MARINE CHEMISTRY

Course Objective

The main aim of this course is to introduce to the fundamental problems of pollution in seas by petrochemical pollutants. Furthermore, the quantities and the types of petrochemical pollutants routinely or accidenttally discharged into the marine environment can create serious contamination problems. Marine science students should appreciate magnitudes and causes of ocean pollution by petrochemical pollutants. Students especially need to be knowledgeable of the scientific issues relating to and potential petrochemical pollutants for marine pollution, in order to conduct research in this important area or to be able to advise policy makers and the public on appropriate courses of action.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   After taking this course, the students will be able to learn petrochemical pollution occurring in all oceanic environments.
2   For in non-chemical marine disiplines, to learn understanding of how marine environment can be polluted by chemicals.
3   To know about the effects of pollutants on biological and physical processes in marine environment
4   To learn marine environment and effects of pollutants in aquatic media.
5   To learn about the prevention and removal of petrochemical pollutants.
6   To learn analysis and the determination of the organic petrochemical pollutants.

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 Introduction Orientation (course requirements, grading, etc), fundamental concepts and oceanographic considerations, discovering the oceans, Ocean Basins, Sea Water)
2 How oceans works Photosynthesis and Primary Production, The flow of energy, carbon and nutrients
3 Winds and currents and their relation with the pollution
4 Introduction to the Petrochemistry
5 Petrochemical pollutants in sea
6 Causes of Petrochemical pollution in the marine environment
7 I. Mid-term
8 Accidents in marine environments and their results and effects
9 Determination and analysis the organic pollutants in Sea Basic instrumental methods of analysis, GC, HPLC and GC-MS analysis
10 Ecological consequences of petrochemical pollution
11 Inputs of petrochemical pollutants to marine environment
12 Bioaccumulation of petrochemicals by marine organisms
13 Fates and behaviours of petrochemicals in the marine environment
14 General Evaluation and Make-up and discussions on recent articles in marine petrochemical pollution Homework discussions and presentations

Recomended or Required Reading

1. R. B. Clark, Marine Pollution, Oxford University Press, USA; 5th edition, (2001). ISBN-10: 0198792921.
2. Tobias N. Hofer, D. M. S. Abessa, V. M. C. Aguiar, Juan A. Alfonso, J. A. Baptista-Neto, Marine Pollution: New Research, Nova Science Pub Inc., (2008), ISBN-10: 1604562420.
3. Michel J. Kaiser, Martin J. Attrill, Simon Jennings, David N. Thomas, David K. A. Barnes, Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts, Oxford University Press, USA; 2nd edition (2011), ISBN-10: 0199227020.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

The course is taught on a base of lecture and homework presentation and discussion. All the students are expected to attend and both the lecture and laboratory hours and take part in the discussion sessions. Besides, each student or group of students should present their homework topics in an open discussion session. Students are expected to prepare a homework report as well.

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 MTE MIDTERM EXAM
2 ASG ASSIGNMENT
3 PRS PRESENTATION
4 FIN FINAL EXAM
5 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE MTE* 0.30 + ASG * 0.20 + PRS * 0.10 + FIN * 0.40
6 RST RESIT
7 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT) MTE* 0.30 + ASG * 0.20 + PRS * 0.10 + RST * 0.40


*** Resit Exam is Not Administered in Institutions Where Resit is not Applicable.

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

1.Midterm*0,30 + Homework Assignments*0,20 + Presentation*0,10 + Final*0,40

1. Midterm exam %30: Control and evaluation of the theoretical learning outcomes
2. Assignment %20: Application of learning outcomes by studying related scientific papers
3. Presentation %10: Express all of the learning outcomes by presentation methods
4. Final exam %40: Control and evaluation all of the learning outcomes.

Assessment Criteria

Optional

Language of Instruction

Turkish

Course Policies and Rules

Optional

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

tolga.gonul@deu.edu.tr; 0 232 278 55 65-116
Bakü Boulevard No:100 Inciraltı/IZMIR

Office Hours

Optional

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 14 3 42
Tutorials 3 2 6
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 14 3 42
Preparation for midterm exam 1 10 10
Preparation for final exam 1 20 20
Preparing presentations 1 20 20
Preparing assignments 3 10 30
Final 1 3 3
Midterm 1 2 2
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 175

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

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