Course: Monitoring Analytics

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Course title Monitoring Analytics
Course code KCH/MA
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)
  • Tříska Jan, prof. Ing. CSc.
  • Kubec Roman, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction to distribution of chemical species in the ecosystem. Isolation and preconcentration of pollutants in the air, water, and soil, their determination using modern instrumental techniques particularly chromatography coupled with spectroscopic techniques. Transfer of chemical species between parts of the ecosystem, fugacity, fugacital capacity, chemical reactions in the ecosystem, persistent compounds, sampling of the air, water and soil. Gaseous polutants, oxides of sulfur, nitrogen and carbon, ozone, the greenhouse effect, trace organic species in the air, their preconcentration and determination. Types of pollution of water ecosystems, methods of isolation and preconcentration of volatile, semi-volatile and polar compounds. Chromatographic techniques and their applicability for determination of pollutants. GC-MS and LC-MS. Soil contamination, solvent extraction, supercritical solvent extraction. Methods for metals determination in waters and soils. Methods for anionts determination, ion-exchange chromatography, capillary electrophoresis. Data processing, yield, relative standard deviation, limit of detection and quantification, good laboratory practice.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Individual preparation for exam, Work with multi-media resources (texts, internet, IT technologies), Individual tutoring
  • Semestral paper - 60 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 36 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 120 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is aimed to provide a detail overview about isolation of pollutants from the air, water and soil, their determination by using of modern instrumentation, with the emphasis on chromatographic techniques coupled with spectroscopic methods.
After successful passing the course, students are expected to gain advanced and complex knowledge about isolation and preconcentration of pollutants in the air, water, and soil, their determination by using of modern instrumental methods coupled with spectroscopic techniques. The acquired knowledge may be employed in other chemistry disciplines and related fields (both in teaching or research/commercial laboratories).
Prerequisites
Knowledge of inorganic and organic chemistry, toxicology and analytical 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
  • Doušová B., Bůzek F. Chemie životního prostředí. VŠCHT Praha, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7080-979-2.
  • Hites R. A. Elements of Environmental Chemistry. J. Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007. ISBN 9781118309926.
  • Manahan S. E. Environmental Chemistry. CRC Press, 2017. ISBN 9781498776936.


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural chemistry (1) Category: Agriculture and forestry - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural chemistry (1) Category: Agriculture and forestry - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -