Course: Organic Pollutants in the Environment

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Course title Organic Pollutants in the Environment
Course code UCH/955
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the summer semester.
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Fojtíková Pavla, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Fate and assessment of organic pollutants in the environment. Halogenated compounds. Pesticides. Pharmaceuticals. Personal care products. Plasticizers and further technical additives. Explosives. Aromatic hydrocarbons. Organometallics. Petrogenic contaminations. Persistent organic pollutants. Legislation and information systems.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Work with multi-media resources (texts, internet, IT technologies)
Learning outcomes
- to understand the main processes affecting the environmental fate and risk of organic contaminants - to provide a basic and comprehensive overview of the representative organic pollutants with respect to their chemical properties, their specific risk potentials and their appearance in the environment
Students understand the main processes affecting the environmental fate and risk of organic contaminants, general aspect of dispersion, toxicity and degradation. Students have knowledge about production, use and discharge of man-made substances with harmful effects. Students have information about representative organic pollutants with respect to their chemical properties, their specific risk potentials and their appearance in the environment. Legislation and information systems.
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of Toxicology (subject UCH/112), organic and environmental chemistry.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Work with information sources. Exam.
Recommended literature
  • FENGER, Jes a Jens Chr TJELL. Air pollution: from a local to a global perspective. 1st ed. Cambridge: RSC Publishing, 2009, 488 s. ISBN 978-1-84755-865-7.
  • HODGSON, Ernest. A textbook of modern toxicology. 4th ed. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, c2010, xxiv, 648 s. ISBN 978-0-470-46206-5.
  • www stránky ISPOP.
  • Doušová, Barbora, Bůzek, František. Chemie životního prostředí. Praha, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7080-979-2.
  • Jan Frouz, Bedřich Moldan. Příležitosti a výzvy environemtntálního výzkumu. V Praze: Univerzita Karlova, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2015. ISBN 978-80-246-2667-3.
  • Jan Schwarzbauer, Branimir Jovančicevic. Organic Pollutants in the Geosphere. Springer, 2018. ISBN 978-3-319-68937-1.
  • Kalač, P. a kol. Chemie životního prostředí. České Budějovice, 2010.
  • Víden Ivan. Chemie ovzduší. Praha, 2005. ISBN 80-7080-571-4.


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 chemistry (1) Category: Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer