C4100 Environmental Chemistry I

Faculty of Science
Spring 2008
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
prof. RNDr. Ivan Holoubek, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Ivan Holoubek, CSc.
RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Timetable
Tue 10:00–11:50 kamenice
Prerequisites
Basic courses from inorganic, organic and physical chemistry
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 42 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/42, only registered: 0/42, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/42
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Global environmental problems. Environmental chemistry - definitions, basic approaches. Chemicals in the environment - definitions, basic approaches. Environmental harmful chemicals. Environmental fate of chemicals. State of the environment in CR. The behaviour of chemicals in the environment. Environmental interface and chemical equilibrium. Environmental persistence. Fate of chemicals in the environment - transport, transformation. Atmosphere - basic characteristics, air pollution, atmospheric reactions. Hydrosphere, basic characteristics, water and its properties, hydrological cycle. bottom sediments, water pollution - primary, secondary. Pedosphere - basic properties, soil contamination, environmental contamination - examples.
Syllabus
  • Global environmental problems. Environmental chemistry - definitions, basic approaches. Chemicals in the environment - definitions, basic approaches. Environmental harmful chemicals. Environmental fate of chemicals. State of the environment in CR. Ecosystems - definition, relationships. Biogeochemical cycles - general aspects, BGCC of carbon, nitrogen, sulphur, phosphor, metals The behaviour of chemicals in the environment. Environmental interface and chemical equilibrium. Environmental persistence. Fate of chemicals in the environment - transport, transformation. Atmosphere - basic characteristics - contents, stratification of temperature, atmospheric pressure, balance of energy, temperature, temperature gradients, atmospheric aerosols - origin, contents, effects Air pollution, atmospheric reactions. Sulphur, nitrogen, carbon, oxygen in air, other types of pollutants. Acidification of the environment. Mechanisms of acidification. Effects of acidification on aquatic and terrestric environment. Effects on human. Smog - photochemical, classical. Air acts, international conventions. Hydrosphere, basic characteristics, water and its properties, hydrological cycle. Bottom sediments, origin, equilibrium water-sediment, sediment surface sorption. Self-purification of water, oxygen ration in water and basins, chemical and biochemical oxygen damage. Water pollution -primary, secondary. Water types - wastewater, atmospheric, ground, surface, drinking. Water pollution - examples. Pedosphere - origin, components, humus, genetic horizons, sorption, sorption capacity, weathering, transport and transformation of chemicals in soils, chemical composition. Soil contamination - examples, primary, secondary, metals, nutrient, organic pollutants. Environmental contamination - examples.
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Přednáška/písemný test pro zkoušku i kolokvium
Language of instruction
Czech
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007.
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