Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102125031998Clay and Clay MineralsElective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The core of this course is to provide to understant of students importance of clay and clay minerals in agriculture and use of it in technology
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sezai DELİBACAK; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa BOLCA
Learning Outcomes
1Able to classify clay minerals
2Able to determine to usage areas of clay minerals
3Able to understant relationships between clay minerals and soil orders
4Able to determine to function of clay minerals in soil
5Able to conception to importance of clay minerals in technology
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Classification of clay minerals; negative charge of clay minerals; properties of two layers clay minerals; properties of three layers clay minerals; functions of clay minerals in soil; use of clay minerals in technological areas
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Identification of coursePreperation of soil sample for clay analysis
2Classification of clay mineralsPreperation of necessary chemical solutions for clay analysis in soil
3Formation teories of clay mineralsRemove of organic matter from soil
4To own negative charge of clay mineralsRemove of organic matter from soil (carrying on)
5Properties of two layers clay mineralsRemove of lime from soil
6Properties of three layers clay mineralsRemove of lime from soil (carrying on)
7Properties of mixed layers clay mineralsRemove of seskioxside from soil
8Midterm examRemove of SiO2 from soil
9Clay minerals and K fixationSeperation clay fraction from soil
10Clay minerals and NH4 fixationSaturation of clay minerals by K
11Non crystal clay mineralsSaturation of clay minerals by Ca
12Use of clay minerals in bulding and cement industries Preperation of clay samples and read them in difractometer
13Use of clay minerals in food, paper and textile industries Determination of clay minerals types with use of peaks
14Other usage areas of clay mineralsPractice exam
15Final exam
16
Recommended or Required Reading
Lecture notes are supplied by the lecturers
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Report Preparation2612
Report Presentation212
Self Study14684
Individual Study for Mid term Examination177
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Laboratory Examination13535
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)220
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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