C6120 Environmental Analytical Chemistry - Inorganic pollutants - laboratory course

Faculty of Science
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/0/3. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: graded credit.
prof. RNDr. Josef Komárek, DrSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jan Kuta, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tomáš Vaculovič, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Markéta Holá, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jana Klánová, Ph.D.
RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Josef Komárek, DrSc.
Supplier department: RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Mon 20. 2. to Mon 22. 5. Tue 14:00–16:50 A10-207
Knowledge of Analytical chemistry on the level of fundamental courses.
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 / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course, students should be able to: - understand the inorganic analysis of samples of environment - connect theoretical knowledge and acquired practical experiences by analysis of water, soils and biological materials - experiment and develop procedures - combine various practical methods - evaluate practical capacities for decomposition of samples for the determination of inorganic pollutants in the environment
  • 1. Water analysis
  • - Determination of chemical oxygen demand
  • - Determination of pH and buffering capacity
  • - Determination of chlorides and sulphates
  • - Determination of nitrites and fluorides
  • - Determination of arsenic
  • - Determination of mercury
  • 2. Analysis of soils
  • - Melting of samples, determination of SiO2
  • - Determination of risk elements in soil
  • - Soil leaching, determination of phosphorus
  • 3. Analysis of biological materials
  • - High temperature dry ashing - cereal analysis
  • - Wet digestion - determination of metals in hair.
  • - High pressure digestion - milk analysis
  • ZBÍRAL, Jiří. Analýza půd : jednotné pracovní postupy. Vyd. 3., rozš. a přeprac. Brno: Ústřední kontrolní a zkušební ústav zemědělský, 2011. 230 s. ISBN 9788074010408. info
  • HORÁKOVÁ, Marta, Peter LISCHKE and Alexander GRÜNWALD. Chemické a fyzikální metody analýzy vod. 2. vyd. Praha: SNTL - Nakladatelství technické literatury, 1989. 389 s. info
Teaching methods
Education is performed as laboratory practical. Learning new skills by practical analysis of water, soils and biological materials is emphasized.
Assessment methods
Final assessment (at the end of semester) is by graded credit. It is on the base of performance of exercises, results, protocol processing and written test of theoretical knowledge.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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