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Course, academic year 2021/2022
  
Physico-chemical processes in the atmosphere - B216009
Title: Fyzikálně chemické procesy v atmosféře
Guaranteed by: Department of Gaseous and Solid Fuels and Air protection (216)
Actual: from 2021
Semester: both
Points: 4
E-Credits: 4
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/1 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
For type: Bachelor's
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Skácel František doc. Ing. CSc.
Annotation -
Last update: Hlinčík Tomáš doc. Ing. Ph.D. (09.12.2020)
The subject provide a rigorous, comprehensive treatment of the chemistry and physics of the atmosphere, including the formation, growth, dynamics, and properties of aerosols; the meteorology of air pollution; the transport, diffusion, and removal of species in the atmosphere; the formation and chemistry of clouds; the interaction of atmospheric chemistry and climate; the radiative and climatic effects of gases and particles. In this way, the student will gain a significant understanding of the science underlying the description of atmospheric processes and will be able to extend theories and results beyond those for which we have space here.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Hlinčík Tomáš doc. Ing. Ph.D. (09.12.2020)

Students will be able to apply their knowledge on chemistry and physics to atmospheric processes and will gain a significant understanding of the transmission processes and interaction of gases and particles in atmosphere.

Literature -
Last update: Hlinčík Tomáš doc. Ing. Ph.D. (09.12.2020)

R:F. Skácel a V. Tekáč: Analýza ovzduší VŠCHT ,Praha 2019.

J. Bednář a O. Zikmunda: Fyzika mezní vrstvy atmosféry, Academia Praha 1985.

D:J.H. Seinfeld a S.N. Pandis: Atmospheric chemistry and physics, J. Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken NJ 2016.

Teaching methods -
Last update: Hlinčík Tomáš doc. Ing. Ph.D. (09.12.2020)

lectures and exercises

Syllabus -
Last update: Hlinčík Tomáš doc. Ing. Ph.D. (09.12.2020)

1. Atmosphere, basic characteristics, composition, majority and minority components, particle matter

2. Atmospheric chemistry, chemical kinetics, atmospheric radiation and photochemistry

3. Chemistry of the troposphere, basic photochemical cycle of NO2, NO and O3, chemical processes of methane and volatile organic compounds, halogen compounds, sulfur compounds and mercury.

4. Chemistry of the troposphere, basic photochemical cycle of nitrogen oxides, halogens and ozone.

5. Chemistry of the atmospheric aqueous phase, equilibrium of CO2, SO2, NH3, HNO3 and sulfur oxides in water.

6. Aerosols, size distribution of different areas, dynamics of single aerosol particles, fluid motion and equivalent particle diameter.

7. Thermodynamics of aerosols, basic principles, aerosol liquid water content, nucleation, atmospheric new-particle formation

8. Mass transfer aspects of atmospheric chemistry, mass and heat transfer to atmospheric particles, mass transport and aqueous-phase chemistry

9. Dynamics of aerosol populations, mathematical representation of aerosol size distributions, condensation, coagulation and dynamic equilibrium.

10. Atmospheric organic aerosols.

11. Physical meteorology.

12. Atmospheric diffusion.

13. Dry and wet deposition.

14. Global atmosphere and biochemical cycles.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Hlinčík Tomáš doc. Ing. Ph.D. (22.11.2021)

None

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Hlinčík Tomáš doc. Ing. Ph.D. (09.12.2020)

Successful completion of the written and oral part of the exam. Classification of examination results according to the Study and test order of VŠCHT Praha, as amended.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 1 28
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