Waste Analysis - M240009
Title: Analytika odpadů
Guaranteed by: Department of Environmental Chemistry (240)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Hendrych Jiří Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : N240012
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
The course is focused on waste characterization, sampling, pre-treatment and treatment of samples, their processing and analysis of components limited in legislative regulations and other methods of matrices characterization. Theoretical principles, instrumentation and practical design of tests according to standardized and modified methods, expression of results and their interpretation are explained.
Last update: Hendrych Jiří (25.01.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to choose and implement appropriate methodology of pre-treatment, treatment and processing of waste samples; to analyse the relevant parameters; to independently evaluate and interpret the results of tests; to work with the concerned legislation.

Last update: Hendrych Jiří (25.01.2018)
Literature -

R: Standard mehods relevant to waste analysis (CSN, ISO, DIN, EPA)

A: Pradyot Patnaik, Handbook of Environmental Analysis: Chemical Pollutants in Air, Water, Soil, and Solid Wastes, CRC Press, 2017, ISBN 9781498745611

A: Shane S. Que Hee, Hazardous Waste Analysis, Government Institutes, 2000, ISBN-13: 978-0865876095

Last update: Hendrych Jiří (25.01.2018)
Learning resources -



Last update: Hendrych Jiří (25.01.2018)
Syllabus -

1 Introduction, types of waste, introduction to characterization of matrix and components of waste, limits, legal regulations, technical standards, waste assessment procedures

2 Sampling, preparation and analysis of the waste sample

3 Determination of general and physical properties of waste

4 Leaching I, leaching test

5 Leaching II, Analysis of eluates

6 Determination of heavy metals I, mineralization

7 Determination of heavy metals I, XRF

8 Acidobasic characteristics, mobility, availability

9 Thermal analysis

10 Determination of organic substances I, separation of organic substances from waste

11 Determination of organic substances II, analysis of volatile and non-volatile organic compounds

12 Group parameters

13 Determination of other properties of waste and ecotoxicological tests

14 Screening methods and kits

Last update: Kubová Petra (23.02.2018)
Registration requirements -

Fundamentals of inorganic, organic and analytical chemistry.

Last update: Hendrych Jiří (25.01.2018)
Course completion requirements -

Students have to obtain a credit and pass the final exam. To obtain credit, students have to pass credit test. The credit is obligatory condition for admission to the final exam. The final exam will consist of two parts - a written test and an oral exam.

Last update: Hendrych Jiří (25.01.2018)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
4 / 4 112 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 25
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 25
Oral examination 50