PřF:C4320 Environmental Chemistry III - Course Information

C4320 Environmental Chemistry III

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Ivan Holoubek, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Branislav Vrana, PhD. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Jana Klánová, Ph.D.
Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX) - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Ivan Holoubek, CSc.
Supplier department: Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX) - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Fri 9:00–12:50 A29/252-RCX1
Environmental chemistry I and II
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
B>At the end of the course students should be able to:
- characterize properties of environmental compartments (hydrosphere, pedosphere, biosphere) and combine this knowledge with the presence and fate of chemical compounds in these compartments
- understand problems related to their pollution from natural and anthropogenic sources
- explain the relationships between the pollution sources and primary and secondary types of pollution of environmental compartments
- characterize and discuss environmental and health impacts of pollution
  • Hydrosphere, basic characteristics, water and its properties, hydrological cycle.
  • Sensoric properties of water, conductivity, pH of water, redox potential, water solubility.
  • Water chemical reaction, hydrolytical reactions, water equilibrium (protolytic, complex, solubilisation, redox)
  • Chemical composition of water, inorganic ions, buffer and neutralisation capacity, radionuclides in water, organic compounds in water – phenols, humic compounds.
  • Bottom sediments, water-sediment equilibrium, sedimentation, sorption on sediment surfaces.
  • 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 – metals, nutritions, radionuclides, eutrophication, organic pollutants in water – phenols, oil pollution, pesticides, detergents, halogen derivatives of hydrocarbons.
  • Pedosphere – origin, components, humus, genetic horizons, sorption capacity, weathering, transport and reactions of chemicals in soil.
  • Soil pollution – primary, secondary, metals, nutrients, organic pollutants.
  • Biosphere – basic characteristics, exposure of organisms, its results.
  • Trace elements in the environment : biogeochemistry, biotechnology, and bioremediation. Edited by M. N. V. Prasad. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2006. 726 s. ISBN 1566706858. info
  • SIEGEL, Frederic R. Environmental geochemistry of potentially toxic metals. Berlin: Springer, 2002. xii, 218. ISBN 3540420304. info
  • HOLOUBEK, Ivan, Anton KOČAN, Irena HOLOUBKOVÁ and Jiří KOHOUTEK. Perzistentní organické polutanty (POPs) (Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)). 1. vyd. Brno, Czech Republic: TOCOEN s.r.o., 1999. 69 pp. TOCOEN REPORT No. 149. info
  • Toxic metals in soil-plant systems. Edited by Sheila M. Ross. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 1994. xiv, 469. ISBN 0471942790. info
  • ALSBERG, Tomas. Persistent organic pollutants and the environment. Solna: Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, 1993. 137 s. ISBN 91-620-4246-7. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Written test and oral examination
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017.
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