Course detail

Water analysis

FCH-MA_ENG7Acad. year: 2021/2022

Measurement​ ​of​ ​physical​ ​environmental​ ​parameters​ ​within​ ​water bodies
Organic​ ​and​ ​inorganic​ ​trace​ ​analysis​ ​in​ ​water​ ​samples
​​Determination​ ​of​ ​well-established​ ​hydrochemical​ ​parameters
Presentation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​analytical​ ​methods​ ​and​ ​discussion​ ​of​ ​the results​ ​and​ ​experiences​ ​from​ ​​seminar​ ​accompanying​ ​the lab​ ​exercise

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will learn:
current legislation on water analysis
types of water
water sampling and pretreatment for analysis
analysis of organic and inorganic compounds in water
fundamental and advanced approaches to water analysis

Prerequisites

basics of analytical chemistry

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Patnaik, P. Handbook of environmental analysis: chemical pollutants in air, water, soil, and solid wastes. 3rd ed. CRC Press, 2017 (EN)
Leo M.L. Nollet, Leen S.P. De Gelder. Handbook of water analysis. Taylor & Francis, 2014 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in the form of lecture - 2 hours/week and seminars 2 hours/week.
The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

written exam, five questions
Classification:
100-90% A
89-80% B
79-70% C
69-60% D
59-50% E
49-0% F

all reports from lab class

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

a)​ ​Water​ ​Analysis​ ​(Laboratory​ ​exercise):
Measurement​ ​of​ ​physical​ ​environmental​ ​parameters​ ​within​ ​water bodies
Introduction, current standards for water quality determination
Sampling and pretreatment
Physical and chemical analysis of water.
Analysis of inorganic components in water – metal compounds.
Introduction, current standards for water quality determination.
Sampling and pretreatment.
Physical and chemical analysis of water.
Analysis of inorganic components in water – metal compounds.
Analysis of inorganic components in water – non-metal compounds.
Analysis of organic components in water – group determinations.
Analysis of organic components in water - determinations of chemical individuals.
The use of mobile analytical techniques.
Advanced approaches for water analysis.

Aims

The​ ​students​ ​learn​ ​how​ ​to​ ​plan​ ​and​ ​conduct​ ​fundamental chemical​ ​and​ ​physical​ ​water​ ​analysis.​ ​They​ ​become​ ​qualified​ ​to evaluate​ ​and​ ​document​ ​the​ ​results​ ​of​ ​the​ ​analysis​ ​in​ ​an ecological,​ ​ecotoxicological​ ​and​ ​legal​ ​context.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

presence on seminars/lab classes is compulsory

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPAP_ENVI Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer

Seminar

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer