C4310 Environmental Chemistry II

Faculty of Science
Spring 2020
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)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jana Klánová, Ph.D.
RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Ivan Holoubek, CSc.
Supplier department: RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Environmental chemistry I
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:
- characterize properties of environmental compartments (atmosphere,technosphere, 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
  • Atmosphere – basic characteristics – contents, stratification of temperature, atmospheric pressure, balance of energy, temperature, temperature gradients.
  • Atmospheric aerosols – origin, formation, properties, contents, effects. Mechanisms of atmospheric sinks.
  • Air pollution, atmospheric reactions, examples, reactions with OH radicals.
  • Sulphur in the atmosphere, forms of occurrence, biogenic and anthropogenic compounds, sulfur dioxide.
  • Nitrogen in the atmosphere, forms of occurrence, mechanisms of NOx formation.
  • Carbon, in the atmosphere, forms of occurrence, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, greenhouse effects, hydrocarbons.
  • Ozone in the atmosphere, formation and destruction, ozone formation in lower troposphere, ozone layer, ozone depletion, effects of UV radiation.
  • Hydrofluoric acid, lead, particulate matter, other examples of air pollutants.
  • Acidification of the environment. Mechanisms of acidification. Effects of acidification on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Effects on human.
  • Smog – photochemical, classical.
  • Air acts, international air pollution convention.
  • J. H. Seinfeld, S.N. Pandis: Atmospheric chemistry and physics. ISBN: 0-471-17816-0
  • STUMM, Werner and James J. MORGAN. Aquatic chemistry : chemical equilibria and rates in natural waters. 3rd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1995. xvi, 1022. ISBN 0471511854. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Written test and oral examination
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
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 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, 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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