Course: Analytical Monitoring

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Course title Analytical Monitoring
Course code UCH/110
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kahounová Ludmila, Mgr.
  • Tříska Jan, prof. Ing. CSc.
Course content
Content of lectures: Distribution of the chemical compounds between the compartments of the ecosystem, fugacity, fugacity capacity, chemical reaction in the compartments of the ecosystem, persistent compounds, sampling of the air, water and soil. Pollutants in the atmosphere, sulphur and nitrogen oxides, ozone, carbon oxides, greenhouse effect, trace organic pollutants in the atmosphere, their concentration and determination. Water ecosystem and its pollution, methods of isolation and concentration of volatile, semivolatile and polar compounds from water. Chromatographic techniques and their use for the determination of the various groups of the pollutants. GC-MS and LC-MS techniques. Contamination of the soil, extraction with the solvents and with the supercritical fluids. Determination of metals in the water and soil. Determination of anions, ion chromatography, capillary electrophoresis. Processing of the analytical results, recovery, R.S.D., limit of detection and quantification, validation of the analytical methods, reference materials, QA/QC, GLP. Content of practices: 1) Determination of iron in oxidic ores by Zimmerman - Reinhardt method. 2) Determination of iron in oxidic ores by the atomic absorption spectrometry with flame atomization (FA-AAS). 3) Determination of sulphates by gravimetric and conductometric methods. 4) Determination of nitrites by the Bendschneider and Robinson method. 5) Determination of nitrates in water by direct potentiometry using nitrate ion selective electrode (ISE)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Individual tutoring
  • Class attendance - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 10 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 25 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Introduction into a theoretical basis of the distribution of the chemical compounds between the compartments of the ecosystem. The overview of the isolation and concentration of the pollutants in the atmosphere, water and soil, their determination with the modern instrumental techniques with the emphasis on the chromatography and its connection with the spectroscopic techniques.
The student will gain knowledge about the occurrence of chemical substances (especially the main inorganic and organic pollutants) in environmental compartments, understands their movement through various parts of the environment. He/she masters the principles of air, water and soil sampling, pre-concentration of monitored substances and basic methods of their determination.
Prerequisites
The course builds on the basic knowledge of general chemistry and students should master the application of the basics of physical, organic and analytical chemistry in monitoring chemical substances in environmental compartments and monitoring their movement.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Student performance assessment, Seminar work

In order to successfully complete this course, students must present a seminar paper during the course, successfully complete laboratory exercises and answer at least 80 % of the questions during the exam.
Recommended literature
  • Kalač P., Tříska J., Kolář L., Jírovcová E.: Chemie životního prostředí, ZF JU 2010. České Budějovice. ISBN 978-80-7394-232-8.
  • Patnaik P.: Environmental analysis. Chemical pollutants in air, water, soil and solid wastes. CRC Lewis Publishers 1997.
  • Pérez-Bendito D., Rubio S.: Environmental analytical chemistry. Elsevier 1999.
  • Popl M., Fähnrich J.: Analytická chemie životního prostředí. VŠCHT, Praha 1999.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Environmental Management (1) Category: Ecology and environmental protection - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Environmental Management (1) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Environmental Management (1) Category: Ecology and environmental protection - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Environmental Management (1) Category: Ecology and environmental protection - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter