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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Geochemistry of Inorganic Contaminants - D108010
Title: Geochemie anorganických kontaminantů
Guaranteed by: Department of Solid State Chemistry (108)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2015
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:0
E-Credits: winter s.:0
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/0, other [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
Guarantor: Doušová Barbora doc. Ing. CSc.
Annotation -
Last update: Doušová Barbora doc. Ing. CSc. (10.04.2014)
The aim of this lecture is to inform students about fundamental geochemical properties of toxic substances and other contaminants in the environment. The study will be focused on natural and/or anthropogenic sources of interest contaminants, their forms and stability in environmental systems, transport mechanisms and possible decontamination methods with regard to physico-chemical and geochemical conditions of investigated system.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Doušová Barbora doc. Ing. CSc. (10.04.2014)

Students will be able to:

Describe main sources, stability and form, environmental transport and basal chemistry of selected contaminats.

Characterize the biogeochemical cycle of interest toxic elements/substance (according to own selection).

Distinquish natural and anthropogenic sources of environmental risks and estimate their harmful impact on the environment.

Suggest an effective decontamination technology according to obtained skills with regard to actual conditions and technological requirements; this part will be variable and can be connected with the solving of actual environmental problem (according to students interest/demants).

Literature -
Last update: TAJ108 (20.05.2014)

R: Pulford I., Flowers H., Environmental Chemistry at a Glance, Blackwell Publishing, Ltd., 2006,1405135328

R: van Loon G.W., Duffy S.J., Environmental Chemistry - a global perspective, Oxford University Press, UK, 2000, 0198564406

R: Eds. M.N.V. Prasad, K.S. Sajwan, R. Nadu: Trace elements in the Environment, Taylor and Francis Group, LLC, 2006, 1566706858

A: Skřivan P., Vach M., Úvod do chemie prostředí (učební text), Inst. aplik. ekologie VŠZ, GÚ AVČR, 1995,8021301224

A: Timbrel J.: Introduction to Toxicology, 3rd ed., CRC Press, 2002, 0415247632.

Syllabus -
Last update: Doušová Barbora doc. Ing. CSc. (18.04.2014)

1. Introduction - transport of compounds in the environment, geochemical and biogeochemical cycles

2. Heavy metals transport in the environment - transport mechanisms, properties of components (in connection with own project)

3. Cycle of As, Se, Sb, Cr, V toxic oxyanions (in connection with own project)

4. Detoxification and self-treated processes of natural systems

5. Introduction to regular monitoring in the environment

6. Modeling of natural processes, decontamination technology (own project)

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Doušová Barbora doc. Ing. CSc. (18.04.2014)

Exam, discussion on the proposed project (focused on student´s work and/or publication

Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Defense of an individual project 80
Oral examination 20