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Thunder Bay • Orillia

Honours Bachelor of Science (Water Resource Science Major)(TB) - Groundwater

Geology 4137 Groundwater
Both the physical and chemical attributes of groundwater are examined. Porosity and permeability will be examined for various types of substrate consisting of loose sediment and bedrock. Methods of evaluating groundwater flow rates and aquifer volumes will be utilized to quantify subsurface water supplies. Techniques employed in exploring for groundwater reserves will be discussed. Groundwater geochemistry forms the other important aspect of material taught in this course. The chemical variability of natural groundwater (Eh, pH, dissolved ion concentration) will be contrasted with the effects of pollution (esp. sewage, pesticides and hydrocarbons) on aquifer systems. Remediation methods for contaminated aquifers will be explored.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Geology 1110 or 1111 or Environmental Studies 1111 or 1112 and Geology 1130 or 1131 or Environmental Studies 1131 or 1132
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences