Objectives and competences

The main objective is to present the fundamentals of hydrochemistry, radiochemistry and stable isotopes of water to study the evolution of the chemical-isotopic composition of underground water to understand the functioning of the aquifer. The course also provides an understanding of the behaviour of pollutants in groundwater and decontamination methods and defines the processes of mass transfer and reactive transport and the effects of varying density on flow. The 14-credit course is taught through blended-learning (10 months), with synchronous streaming/face-to-face classes and face-to-face activities (4-8 days).

This postgraduate course forms part of the master's degree or postgraduate degree

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateAdvanced university course
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Ciències de la Terra
Branch of knowledge
  • Earth sciences
  • Environmental sciences and ecology
Mode of deliveryBlended
Credits14
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionSpanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 1.944,44 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):Yes
Classes begin:01/10/2024
E-mailmt.hidrogeologia.modelitzacio@ub.edu
Master's degree course homepage https://www.ub.edu/portal/web/ciencias-tierra/master-propio-hidrogeologia
ManagmentSoler Gil, Albert
Open pre-enrolmentYes
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:No

Objectives and competences

Objectives

- Present the reactions and processes that give rise to the chemical characteristics of underground water.
- Expose the field and analytical methods used to study the composition of aquifer waters.
- Describe methodologies of how, based on the characterization and study of the evolution of the chemical composition of underground water, hypotheses can be established about the functioning of an aquifer.
- To gain an understanding of the hydrogeochemical models used as advanced analytical tools.
- Present the theoretical foundations of radiochemistry and stable isotopes of water, as well as the main methods used to study the isotopic composition of groundwater.
- Describe the origin and characteristics of isotopes useful in hydrogeology, determine the origin and type of groundwater and its dating.
- Establish hypotheses about the functioning of the aquifer based on its characterization and study of the chemical and isotopic evolution.
- Present the main sources of groundwater pollution, mainly related to agricultural, urban, industrial and mining activities.
- Present the theoretical foundations and real examples of the application of isotopic geochemistry in groundwater pollution studies.
- Define the main mass transfer processes in groundwater and the general transport equation and know the different types of tracers and tests to obtain the hydraulic transport parameters.
- To develop an understanding of the effects of variable flow density in different mediums and to know how to calculate end interpret salt-water intrusion.
- Know the different types of groundwater pollutants and their behaviour, as well as the means of control and methods of prevention and decontamination.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

- University degree holders:
- Bachelor's degree in engineering or architecture in civil, industrial, chemical, environmental, forestry, mining and agricultural areas.
- Bachelor's degree in environmental, chemical, physical, biological or geological sciences.
- Advanced engineering or architecture degree in civil, industrial, chemical, environmental, forestry, mining and agricultural areas.
- Technical degree or diploma in environmental, chemical, physical, biological or geological sciences.

Other qualifications: the body responsible for the master's degree will analyse the academic records of candidates who apply with a qualification other than those listed above.

Access requirements and conditions

Pre-enrolment

Calendar

15/05/2024 15/09/2024

Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught


Address:Facultat de Ciències de la Terra
C/ Martí i Franqués s/n

08028 - Barcelona
Espanya
Email address:mt.hidrogeologia.modelitzacio@ub.edu
Webpage:https://www.ub.edu/portal/web/ciencias-tierra/master-propio-hidrogeologia
Telephone:934021336
Observations:Els períodes de presencialitat o activitats sincròniques són, fonamentalment, a la tarda i, puntualment, al matí.

For further enquiries


Address:Facultat de Ciències de la Terra
C/ Martí i Franqués s/n

08028 - Barcelona
Espanya
Email address:mt.hidrogeologia.modelitzacio@ub.edu
Webpage:https://www.ub.edu/portal/web/ciencias-tierra/master-propio-hidrogeologia
Telephone:934021336
Observations:Els períodes de presencialitat o activitats sincròniques són, fonamentalment, a la tarda i, puntualment, al matí.

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