COURES CODE: SOS 516
COURSE TITLE: Soil Pollution Management
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units
COURSE DURATION: Two hours per week
Course Coordinator: Dr. J. K. Adesodun. BSc., MSc., PhD.
Office Location: Room 233, COLPLANT
Other Lecturers: Dr. A. A. Soretire; Dr (Mrs.) S. J. Akinsete
Major components of the environment; atmosphere, pedosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Soil as an integral part of the environment. Soil quality and functions of soils. Impact of soil quality on ecosystem sustainability. Soil and pollution: chemical, physical and biological soil degradation; mechanisms of pollutant transport through soils. Types and sources of soil chemical pollutants; inorganic, organic and radionuclide contaminants. Major consequences of chemically degraded soils. Greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation. Environmental effects of organic and inorganic amendments including agrochemicals. Waste disposal; evaluation and management of contaminated sites. Soil remediation; physical, chemical and biological remediation including phyto-remediation.
Practical: Analyses of soils from industrial, agricultural and forest sites. Water analyses. Solute movement in soils. Analyses of soil gaseous phase.