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Michael E Essington

Professor | Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AGNR 512 - Teaching Internship in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Supervised experience in teaching - test preparation and evaluation of agriculture students.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours for MS students and maximum 4 hours for PhD students.

Other Instructors: Edwards, J. Lannett | Beever, Jon | Mathew, Daniel J | Zhao, Yang | Trout Fryxell, Rebecca Tiffany | Rius, Agustin G | Buckley, David S | Schrick, Neal | Duncan, Lori Allison | Chen, Ricky Xuqi

ESS 434 - Environmental Soil Chemistry
3 credit hour(s)

Composition and chemical properties of soils and processes that govern fate and behavior of chemicals in the soil environment. Topics include - clay mineralogy; soil organic matter; mineral weathering and stability; aqueous speciation; surface chemistry, ion exchange, adsorption, and molecular retention; oxidation-reduction; and soil acidity, alkalinity, and salinity.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : CHEM 110 or CHEM 260.

ESS 513 - Advanced Soil Chemistry
3 credit hour(s)

Chemical properties and processes that operate in soil environment: thermodynamics of soil solutions and surface chemistry of soils, soluble complex formation, mineral solubility, electrochemical equilibria, geochemical modeling, ion exchange equilibria, surface functionality and reactivity, adsorption phenomena, and surface complexation modeling.
Recommended Background: Soil chemistry.

ESS 601 - Special Topics in Soil Science
1 - 3 credit hours

Thermodynamics of soil solutions, clay structure and surface chemistry, soil mineralogy, plant mineral nutrition, soil microbiology, water movement and use by plants, soil structure, soil thermal properties, interaction in the soil-plant environment.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level - graduate.

Other Instructors: Zhuang, Jie | Schaeffer, Sean Michael | Radosevich, Mark A.

ESS 603 - Seminar
1 credit hour(s)

Presentations and discussion of current scientific material.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Biosystems Engineering major, Biosystems Engineering Technology major, or Plant, Soil, and Environmental Science major – minimum student level, graduate.

Other Instructors: Yoder, Daniel

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213 Biosystems Engineering and Soil Sciences Office Building
2506 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4531
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Soil Science and Agronomy, General, University of Calif Riverside, 1985

Michael E Essington

Professor | Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
Michael E Essington image
213 Biosystems Engineering and Soil Sciences Office Building
2506 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4531
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Soil Science and Agronomy, General, University of Calif Riverside, 1985
Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AGNR 512 - Teaching Internship in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Supervised experience in teaching - test preparation and evaluation of agriculture students.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours for MS students and maximum 4 hours for PhD students.

Other Instructors: Edwards, J. Lannett | Beever, Jon | Mathew, Daniel J | Zhao, Yang | Trout Fryxell, Rebecca Tiffany | Rius, Agustin G | Buckley, David S | Schrick, Neal | Duncan, Lori Allison | Chen, Ricky Xuqi

ESS 434 - Environmental Soil Chemistry
3 credit hour(s)

Composition and chemical properties of soils and processes that govern fate and behavior of chemicals in the soil environment. Topics include - clay mineralogy; soil organic matter; mineral weathering and stability; aqueous speciation; surface chemistry, ion exchange, adsorption, and molecular retention; oxidation-reduction; and soil acidity, alkalinity, and salinity.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : CHEM 110 or CHEM 260.

ESS 513 - Advanced Soil Chemistry
3 credit hour(s)

Chemical properties and processes that operate in soil environment: thermodynamics of soil solutions and surface chemistry of soils, soluble complex formation, mineral solubility, electrochemical equilibria, geochemical modeling, ion exchange equilibria, surface functionality and reactivity, adsorption phenomena, and surface complexation modeling.
Recommended Background: Soil chemistry.

ESS 601 - Special Topics in Soil Science
1 - 3 credit hours

Thermodynamics of soil solutions, clay structure and surface chemistry, soil mineralogy, plant mineral nutrition, soil microbiology, water movement and use by plants, soil structure, soil thermal properties, interaction in the soil-plant environment.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level - graduate.

Other Instructors: Zhuang, Jie | Schaeffer, Sean Michael | Radosevich, Mark A.

ESS 603 - Seminar
1 credit hour(s)

Presentations and discussion of current scientific material.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Biosystems Engineering major, Biosystems Engineering Technology major, or Plant, Soil, and Environmental Science major – minimum student level, graduate.

Other Instructors: Yoder, Daniel