PřF:C8640 Environmental processes - Course Information
C8640 Basics in environmental processes researchFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/4/0. 4 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: graded credit. Other types of completion: k (colloquium), z (credit).
- prof. RNDr. Jana Klánová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radovan Kareš (seminar tutor)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. RNDr. Ivan Holoubek, CSc.
RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Jana Klánová, Ph.D.
- Fri 9:00–12:50 Kontaktujte učitele
- Prerequisites (in Czech)
- C5250 Environmental Chemistry II
- 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 10 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/10, only registered: 0/10, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/10
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- Course objectives
- To transfer the theory on behavior of chemical compounds in the environment and phase-transfer processes learned in the courses of Environmental chemistry to the practical level. To apply the analytical skills gained in the laboratory course of the Environmental analytical chemistry to more advanced experiments. To explore a potential of the laboratory experiments for quantification of the partitioning, photodegradation, biodegradation and bioaccumulation processes. To determine and compare the basic physicochemical characteristics (partitioning coefficients, degradation rates) of the individual pollutants. To interpret the laboratory results from the point of view of the environmental fate: To predict the environmental behavior of the chemicals based on their partitioning coefficients and degradation rates determined in the laboratory.
- 1. Determination of the n-octanol-water partitioning coefficient (KOW) using a shaking flask method and a gas chromatography 2. Determination of the n-octanol-air partitioning coefficient (KOA) using a head space analysis and a gas chromatography 3. Assessment of the soil sorption coefficient as a quantitative descriptor of the extent to which an organic chemical is distributed at equilibrium between soil and the aqueous phase being in contact with it 4. Assessment of the soil-air partitioning coefficient of the chemical substance as a descriptor of the exchange processes between the soil surface and atmosphere 5. Determination of the photodegradation rates of the chemical compounds in the water phase 6. Assessment of the microbial degradation of chlorinated hydrocarbons 7. Bioaccumulation of organic compounds in selected bacteria
- SCHWARZENBACH, René P., P. M. GSCHWEND and Dieter M. IMBODEN. Environmental organic chemistry. 2nd ed. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Interscience, 2003. xiii, 1313. ISBN 0471357502. info
- Assessment methods
- laboratory course tought as a one-week block, written test
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.