Course: Environmental Chemistry and Analysis

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Course title Environmental Chemistry and Analysis
Course code KCH/CHAZP
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šíma Jan, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Šeda Martin, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kubec Roman, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Atmosphere, geosphere, and hydrosphere: pollutants and their chemical changes. Wastewater treatment. Electrochemical analytical methods, potentiometry, polarography, voltammetry and amperometry, modern voltammetric methods, DPV, stripping voltammetry. Spectrometric analytical methods, methods of flow analysis. Separation methods, HPLC, gas chromatography. Chemical sensors. Validation of analytical methods.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Individual preparation for exam, Individual tutoring
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 100 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 80 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide students with an overview of environmental chemistry and basic biogeochemical cycles. The following lessons are focused on instrumental analytical methods: electroanalytical (potentiometry, ion selective electrodes, voltametry), spectroscopy (atomic, molecular) separation (chromatography, electrophoresis).
Students gain knowledge enabling them to understand chemical and biological relationships of environmental processes and changes. Ability to communicate with analytical laboratories, to understand the analytical results, ability to apply knowledge in other chemical and related disciplines.
The fundamentals of environmental chemistry, toxicology, and biology. Analytical chemistry.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Commanding of the basics of selected parts of analytical chemistry with respect to the necessary understanding of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Comprehension of the basics of chemistry of the individual environmental compartments based on previous knowledge of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry and biochemistry as well on biological basics of ecology and ecotoxicology.
Recommended literature
  • Jorgensen S. E. Ecotoxicology. Elsevier, 2010. ISBN 978-0444536280.
  • Křížek M., Šíma J. Analytická chemie. ZF JU, 2015. ISBN 978-8073944865.
  • Manahan S. E. Environmental Chemistry. CRC Press, 2017. ISBN 978-1498776936.
  • Opekar F. Základní analytická chemie. Karolinum, 2010. ISBN 978-8024617756.
  • Patnaik P. Handbook of Environmental Analysis Chemical Pollutants in Air, Water, Soil, and Solid Wastes. CRC Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0429137273.

Study plans that include the course
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