Course: Photochemistry of Natural Aquatic Systems

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Course title Photochemistry of Natural Aquatic Systems
Course code UCH/047
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In academic years starting with an even year (e.g. 2016/2017), in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Klementová Šárka, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Content of lectures: The lectures include the following topics: Electromagnetic radiation, interaction of electomagnetic radiation with molecules, solar radiation; Excited molecules, reactions of excited molecules; Quantification of photochemical processes; Direct photochemical reactions in natural waters; Photochemically generated oxidative species; Photosensitized processes, natural water sensitizers; Photochemical transformation of xenobiotic compounds.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration
  • Class attendance - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 25 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 25 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is designed to provide students with an overview of photophysics and photochemistry fundamental principles, to give them information about the photochemical reactions occuring in natural waters and to show the possibilities of photochemical transformation of natural as well as xenobiotic compounds.
Student understands fundamental photochemical laws. Student is able to characterize individual photochemical processes. Student learn the experimental approaches in practical photochemical experiments. Student master the application of general theoretical principles on natural water systems.
For enrolment basic knowledge of physical chemistry is needed. To pass the course a student has to succeed in examination which means to obtain min. 60 % of points in an examination test

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

To pass the course a student has to succeed in examination which means to obtain min. 60 % of points in an examination test
Recommended literature
  • Wardle B.: Principles and Application of Photochemistry. Wiley, Chichester, 2009.
  • Albini Angelo. Photochemistry. Springer Berlin, 2015. ISBN 3662479761.

Study plans that include the course
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