Environmental Chemistry and Radiation Hygiene
- Garant předmětu:
- Department of Nuclear Chemistry
Man and his environment. Composition of and natural processes in lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. Natural environmental radioactivity. Biogeochemical cycles. Sources of environmental pollution. Physicochemical migration, chemical reactions and effects of contaminants in the environment. Biological effects of ionizing radiation. Principles of radiation protection and their application. Radiation protection at work with sources of ionizing radiation.
Students should have knowledge of principal chemical disciplines, particularly of physical chemistry, at the undergraduate level.
- Syllabus of lectures:
1.Man and the environment.
2.Composition of and basic processes in the lithosphere, anthropogenic effects.
3.Chemistry of the atmosphere and atmospheric processes.
4.The hydrosphere, its composition and processes.
5.The biosphere, ecology.
6.Biogeospheric cycles of substances.
7.Natural sources of ionizing radiation.
8.Sources of contamination of the biogeosphere.
9.Migration, reactions and effects of contaminants in the biogeosphere.
10.Biological effects of ionizing radiation.
11.System of radiation protection and its application.
12.Radiation protection at workplaces.
- Syllabus of tutorials:
- Study Objective:
Aim of the course is to give students basic knowledge of the environmental chemistry including processes and consequences of anthropogenic pollution of the environment. A part of the course deals with the principles of radiation protection of man and his environment.
- Study materials:
1.Key reference: Roy M. Harrison (Ed.): Principles of Environmental Chemistry, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge 2007.
2.Recommended references: S.E.Manahan: Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry, CRC Press 2008.
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: