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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Chemistry of the Environment - B108003
Title: Chemie životního prostředí
Guaranteed by: Department of Solid State Chemistry (108)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2020 to 2023
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:4
E-Credits: summer s.:4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:3/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: 20 / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Doušová Barbora doc. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : N108013
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
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The properties and behaviour of chemical substances in main parts of the environment (atmosphere, hydrosphere, pedosphere), significant transport processes in the system atmosphere - surface water and groundwater - soils and badrock; the stability of hazardeous elements in different environmental parts; ecological risk.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able to:

Indentify and describe the main chemical processes in atmosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere.

Characterize the variability of chemistry in the environmental parts above.

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

Suggest an effective decontamination technology according to obtained knowledge concerning the chemical behaviour and stability of selected compound in environmental systems (atmosphere, surface water and groundwater,soils).

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

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

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

A:Bartovská L., Šišková M., Fyzikální chemie povrchů a koloidních soustav, VŠCHT Praha, 1999, 8070803371

Learning resources -
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lectures to the course: disc S:\BD-ChZP

Requirements to the exam -
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Requirements to study control:

Project on the specific topic - oral presentation

Oral exam

Syllabus -
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1. Introduction - global changes, environmental components, anthopogenic iimpact

2. Atmosphere - atmospheric zones

3. Stratosphere - ozonic chemistry

4. Tropospheric chemistry - atmospheric deposition, smog, atmospheric aerosol

5. Anthropogenic pollutants, climatic changes

6. Hydrosphere - physical chemical properties of water, distribution of the compounds in aquaeous systems

7. Gases and organic compounds in water, microorganisms

8. Metals in aquaeous systems

9. Surface effects, colloidal chemistry

10. Contamination and regeneration of aquaeous systems

11. Geological bedrock, pedosphere

12. Soils chemistry

13. Chemistry of solid wastes and organic pesticides

14. Prediction of environmental development, situation in Europe

Registration requirements -
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General and Inorganic Chemistry I

Toxicology and ecology

Course completion requirements -
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Passing the oral exam

Oral presentation - the defence of invidual project

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0.1 2
Účast na přednáškách 1.1 30
Práce na individuálním projektu 0.7 20
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 55
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