Course: Hydrochemistry

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Course title Hydrochemistry
Course code KCH/HCH
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Klementová Šárka, doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Kubec Roman, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Natural water systems, surface waters, underground waters. Physical properties of water solutions. Chemical thermodynamics, equilibria and rates of chemical processes in natural water systems. Equilibria liquid - gas, dissolution of gases in liquids. Acidobasic equilibria in natural waters. Adsorption equilibria. Equilibria of complexes. Redox equilibria. Composition of natural waters - inorganic and organic components. Organic carbon, methods for its quantitative determination. Pollution of water ecosystems, possibilities of their control and prevention.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Individual preparation for exam, Work with multi-media resources (texts, internet, IT technologies), Individual tutoring
  • Preparation for exam - 120 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 50 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is aimed to provide a detail overview about chemical composition of different types of natural waters, as well as chemical processes affecting the composition and properties of water systems, and the most important analytical methods used in hydrochemistry.
After successful passing the course, students are expected to gain advanced and complex knowledge about chemical composition of different types of natural waters, as well as chemical processes affecting the composition and properties of water systems, and the most important analytical methods used in hydrochemistry. The acquired knowledge may be employed in other chemistry disciplines and related fields (both in teaching or research/commercial laboratories).
Prerequisites
Knowledge of inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry gained during bachelor and master studies.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Knowledge of inorganic, organic, and analytical chemistry gained during bachelor/master studies.
Recommended literature
  • Horáková M. a kol. Analytika vody. VŠCHT Praha, 2007. ISBN 9788070805206.
  • Pitter P. Hydrochemie. VŠCHT Praha, 2015. ISBN 9788070809280.
  • Worch E. Hydrochemistry. De Gruyter, 2015. ISBN 978-3110315530.


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