C8640 Basics in environmental processes research

Faculty of Science
Spring 2010
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).
Teacher(s)
prof. RNDr. Jana Klánová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radovan Kareš (seminar tutor)
prof. RNDr. Jakub Hofman, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Ivan Holoubek, CSc.
RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Jana Klánová, Ph.D.
Prerequisites
C5250 Environmental Chemistry II
Introductory course on Analytical Chemistry or an equivalent.
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
At the end of the course, students should be able 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. - apply the analytical skills gained in the laboratory course of the Environmental analytical chemistry to more advanced experiments. - explore a potential of the laboratory experiments for quantification of the partitioning, photodegradation, biodegradation and bioaccumulation processes. - determine and compare the basic physicochemical characteristics (partitioning coefficients, degradation rates) of the individual pollutants. - interpret the laboratory results from the point of view of the environmental fate: - predict the environmental behavior of the chemicals based on their partitioning coefficients and degradation rates determined in the laboratory.
Syllabus
  • 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
Literature
  • 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
Teaching methods
One-week block of the practical laboratory course
Assessment methods
written test, laboratory protocols
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Autumn 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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