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Environmental Chemistry

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144ENCE ZK 2 2P English
Garant předmětu:
Jana Nábělková
Jana Nábělková
Jana Nábělková
Department of Urban Water Management

Environmental chemistry (water, air, soil) and basic processes affecting quality of the environment.


written exam test

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction. Aquatic chemistry: basic chemical characteristics of water, abnormalities, hydrological cycle

2. Aquatic chemistry: occurrence of chemical substances in water and their significance

3. Inorganic substances in water, sources, significance. Organic substances in water ; ways of identification, sources, characterization of the most important groups of organic substances occurring in water

4. Aquatic chemistry: water use, sources, drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment; Drinking water quality requirements, surface water quality, water protection

5. Aquatic chemistry: practical demonstration of laboratory analyzes : basic physico-chemical parameters

6. Aquatic chemistry: practical demonstration of laboratory analyzes: water hardness, nitrates, organic substances, bacteriological analysis

7. Aquatic chemistry: practical demonstration of laboratory analyzes: heavy metals analysis in water and bed sediment

8. Chemistry of the atmosphere: atmosphere stratification, composition, significance of basic components of the air

9. Air pollution of local and regional extent ? distribution of pollutants, significance/ impacts on human and the environment

10. Chemistry of the atmosphere: atmospheric pollution of global extent: greenhouse effect, global climate change, ozone layer depletion

11. Chemistry of the atmosphere: air quality monitoring, emissions monitoring;

Evaluation of current situation of air quality in Prague

12. Soil chemistry: composition, chemical characteristics of soil, sorption of chemical substances in soil , sorption complex

13. Final sumarisation and discussion

Syllabus of tutorials:


Study Objective:

To give basic information about chemistry of water, air and soil and about chemicals present and significant in these parts of the environment

Study materials:

Manahan S.: Environmental Chemistry, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017

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