Analytical methods used for atmosphere pollution evaluation - AP216004
Title: Analytical methods used for atmosphere pollution evaluation
Guaranteed by: Department of Gaseous and Solid Fuels and Air protection (216)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Skácel František doc. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : D216004, P216004
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Annotation -
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Fundamentals of air quality assessment and evaluation of the impact of various sources of the air pollutants are the main goals. Description of basic methods for determination of air pollutants criteria are the second main part including general rules of their monitoring and flow rate measurement in ducts.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able to:

analyse the samples of the ambient, indoor and workplace air

analyse the samples of waste gases

measure the flowrate of the waste gases throughout the ducts

express the gaseous mixtures composition and mass flow of the pollutants into the ambient air

Literature -
Last update: Hlinčík Tomáš doc. Ing. Ph.D. (27.11.2018)

R: Wight G.D.: Fundamentals of Air Sampling, Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton 1993 ISBN 0-87371-826-7

A: Lodge J.P.: Methods of Air Sampling and Analysis. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton 1991 ISBN 0-87371-141-6

A: Winegar E.D. a Keith L.H.: Sampling and Analysis of Airborne Pollutants, Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton 1993 ISBN 087371-606-X

A: A.G. Clarke : Industrial Air Pollution Monitoring. Chapman & Hall, London 1998 ISBN 0-412-63390-6

A: Manahan, Stanley E.: Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry Boca Raton: CRC Press LLC,2001

Learning resources -
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Teaching methods -
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Lessons completed by some practical examples.

Calculus of mass concentration, flow rate of waste gas

and mass flow of various pollutants.

Syllabus -
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Introduction consists of description of basic characteristics of analytical matrix and factors

affecting its profile. Methods of thermodynamic variables determining its profile are included.

Next part deals with instrumentation for sampling of gaseous mixtures and particle matter including

selection of measuring/sampling plane, positioning of sampling/measuring points, and flow rate of

flowing gas measuring methods.

Third part is focused onto offline and online metods for analytical matrix major components

determination with particular attention paid to the use of spectroscopic methods for gaseous

mixtures analysis.

Fourth most extenxive part is made up of description various online and offline methods for

determination of inorganic analytes, volatile organic compounds and mass concentration of particles.

Fifth part reports offline methods for analysis of toxic metals and persistent organic pollutants

related to particle matter.

Engineering calculus is an independent part focused onto mass concentration, mass flow, and specific

emission rate calculation.

Final part deals with remote sensing of ambient air pollutants and the use of bioindicators.

1. Factors influencing the analytical matrices, i.e. ambient air quality, waste gas etc.

2. Thermodynamic variables of sampled air

3. Sampling and sample treatment instrumentation

4. Calibration

5. Thermodynamic variables and flow rate measurement

6. On-line and off-line determination of major components of the air

7. On-line and off-line determination of inorganic compounds

8. On-line and off-line determination of particle matter

9. Determination of inorganic compounds sorbed onto particle matter

10. Determination of organic compounds sorbed onto particle matter

11. On-line and off-line determination of volatile organic compounds

12. On-line and off-line determination of persistent organic pollutants

13. Automated monitoring systems

14. Remote sensing and bioindicators of air pollution

Entry requirements -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)


Registration requirements -
Last update: Hlinčík Tomáš doc. Ing. Ph.D. (27.11.2018)


Course completion requirements -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)

Student successfully works out given example.

Student successfully answers test questions.