PřF:C4330 Environmental Chemistry IV - Course Information

C4330 Environmental Chemistry IV - Environment polluting compounds

Faculty of Science
Spring 2019
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)
prof. RNDr. Jana Klánová, Ph.D. (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 18. 2. to Fri 17. 5. Thu 9:00–12:50 A29/252-RCX1
Environmental chemistry I, II, III
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
At the end of the course students should be able to characterize the main types of highly problematic and harmful chemicals, mainly those which are non-degradable or persistent, which have the ability to cumulate in abiotic and biotic compartments, broad range of toxic effects and which can be transported for long distances. Student will be able to describe the basic properties of these chemicals, occurrence, sources, long-range transport, toxicological and ecotoxicological properties. Student will be able to describe and discuss legislation and policy of these compounds and international convencies.
  • Environmental contamination – examples of pollutants – basic characteristics, sources, reaction and transport, toxicological and ecotoxicological effects – toxic metals, volatile organic compounds, detergents, phthalates, pesticides.
  • Persistent organic pollutants – basic properties, occurrence, sources, long-range transport toxicological and ecotoxicological properties.
  • International conventions.
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
  • Phthalates.
  • Halogenated organic compounds – polychlorinated benzenes, phenols and other monoaromatic compounds.
  • Chlorinated pesticides.
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls.
  • Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins a dibenzofurans.
  • Other types of halogenated aromatic compounds.
  • 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 spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018.
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