Waste Analysis

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15AODPA Z,ZK 3 2P+1C
Jiří Hendrych (guarantor)
Jiří Hendrych (guarantor)
Department of Nuclear Chemistry

The course is focused on waste characterization, sampling, pre-treatment and treatment of samples, their processing and analysis of components limited in legislative regulations and other methods of matrices characterization. Theoretical principles, instrumentation and practical design of tests according to standardized and modified methods, expression of results and their interpretation are explained.


Fundamentals of inorganic, organic and analytical chemistry.

Syllabus of lectures:

1 Introduction, types of waste, introduction to characterization of matrix and components of waste, limits, legal regulations, technical standards, waste assessment procedures

2 Sampling, preparation and analysis of the waste sample

3 Determination of general and physical properties of waste

4 Leaching I, leaching test

5 Leaching II, Analysis of eluates

6 Determination of heavy metals I, mineralization

7 Determination of heavy metals I, XRF

8 Acidobasic characteristics, mobility, availability

9 Thermal analysis

10 Determination of organic substances I, separation of organic substances from waste

11 Determination of organic substances II, analysis of volatile and non-volatile organic compounds

12 Group parameters

13 Determination of other properties of waste and ecotoxicological tests

14 Screening methods and kits

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Students will be able to choose and implement appropriate methodology of pre-treatment, treatment and processing of waste samples; to analyse the relevant parameters; to independently evaluate and interpret the results of tests; to work with the concerned legislation.

Study materials:

R: Standard mehods relevant to waste analysis (CSN, ISO, DIN, EPA)

A: Pradyot Patnaik, Handbook of Environmental Analysis: Chemical Pollutants in Air, Water, Soil, and Solid Wastes, CRC Press, 2017, ISBN 9781498745611

A: Shane S. Que Hee, Hazardous Waste Analysis, Government Institutes, 2000, ISBN-13: 978-0865876095

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