Course: Pollutants Occurrence and Properties

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Course title Pollutants Occurrence and Properties
Course code TUIOZP/TE6VV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Julinová Markéta, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
- Basic concepts. - Pollutants fate. - Transport, distribution, persistence and bioaccumulation. - Toxic (heavy) metals and organometallic substances. - Radionuclides. - Groups of significant pollutants - analytical group determination. - Detergents. - Moschatel and complex substances. - Substances with estrogenic properties. - Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products. - Phenolic, polyphenolic and chlorinated phenolic substances. - Nitrososubstances and brominated fire retardants. - PFAs. - Persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Preparation for examination - 15 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is aimed at gaining basic knowledge about significant environmental pollutants. Students will acquire knowledge about historical as well as novel anthropogenic pollutants. They are also introduced with the basic information about properties, occurrence places, applications, migration ways and treating. Along with pollutant properties and behaviour in environment, the ways of environment remediation are presented.
The student is well informed in basic overview of most important environment pollutants, their properties and fate.
Knowledge of Inorganic chemistry, Organic chemistry and Analytical chemistry.

Assessment methods and criteria
Grade (Using a grade system), Written examination

Attendance: lectures - not compulsory, seminars - compulsory 80% attendance. Examination: knowledge of the curriculum content, written exam. The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Chemické listy.
  • přednášky.
  • Pitter, Pavel. Hydrochemie. 4., aktualiz. vyd. Praha : Vydavatelství VŠCHT, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7080-701-9.
  • Popl, Milan. Analytická chemie životního prostředí. Vyd. 4., přeprac. Praha : VŠCHT, 1999. ISBN 8070803363.

Study plans that include the course
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