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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Applied Hydrochemistry - AP217001
Title: Applied Hydrochemistry
Guaranteed by: Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (217)
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
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
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: Sýkora Vladimír doc. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : P217001
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
New findings regarding quantities and units under the ISO and IUPAC documents. Changes in the water due to sorption processes occurring on solid phases, their prediction and use in technological processes. The importance of oxidation-reduction potential and its usefulness in assessing the aerobic, anoxic and anaerobic conditions. The importance of photochemical processes in the transformation of the chemical composition of natural waters. Nanoparticles of various solid phases affecting the chemical composition of formation waters and technological processes of purification. Buffering and neutralizing capacity of different kinds of plants and their importance in water chemistry and water technology. Various methods of preservation of water samples depends on the analyte. The new persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and drugs and substances used for personal care products (PPCP) occurring in the waters and the principles of analytical determination. The subject can be adapted to the specific research focus of the doctoral work.
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

assess the quality of the water in terms of its impact for the environment;

assess the quality of the water in terms of its aggressive action on various materials;

assess water quality in terms of hygiene;

explain the behavior of water on the basis of solutions of chemical and biochemical processes in different types of water.

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)
Literature -

R:Stumm, W.; Morgan, J.J.: Aquatic Chemistry. 3e. Wiley, 1996

R:Nollet, L.M.L: Hanbook of Water Analysis. 2e. CRC Press, 2007

Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater. APHA,AWWA,WEF Washington 2012. (eng) 9780875530130

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Learning resources -

Current materials will be exposed during the course at:

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Syllabus -

Natural and synthetic adsorbents, adsorption processes affecting the chemical composition of water. Soil sorption complex, formation of groundwater composition.

Bioaccumulation of xenobiotics in biomass; hydrochemical aspects of phytoremediation.

Water for irrigation of plants - composition depending on the way of irrigation water, risk groups of substances.

Changes in the composition of natural waters during drought. Gentle water management and water retention in the landscape.

Special modeling using computational programs, eg Geochemist's Workbench. Use in solving chemical equilibria, simulating contamination of groundwater in a disaster, etc.

Solubility and solubility of gases in water, degree of saturation.

Persistent organic pollutants in waters and restrictive measures under the Stockholm Convention (2011). The occurrence of drugs in sewage, the efficiency of removal in sewage processes, residues in effluent from WWTPs.

Personal hygiene drugs and preparations (PPCPs) - Contamination of different types of water, removal efficiency in sewage treatment and water treatment.

Application of photochemical processes in self-cleaning in natural waters.

Nanoparticles significant in water chemical formation and decontamination.

Substances which may leach from plastic containers; the possibilities of their analytical determination and elimination. Pollution of water microplastics, analytical determination of microplastics.

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)
Registration requirements -

Analytical Chemistry I, Physical Chemistry I

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Course completion requirements -

Individual project defense, processing of individual protocols and oral examinations.

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