Course: Hydrochemistry

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Course title Hydrochemistry
Course code EKO/HYCHE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Hekera Petr, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Vláčilová Alena, Mgr.
Course content
Physico-chemical properties of water, the general composition of water; inorganic substances in water (major cations and anions, toxic metals, nutrients); organic compounds in water (humic substances, pesticides, hydrocarbons, halogen derivatives, surfactants); types of water and the water cycle in nature; chemical equilibria in water, water quality.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Projection (static, dynamic)
  • Attendace - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course aims at presenting actual information and procedures from the branch. Major approaches, conceptual and theoretical topics are listed in syllabus.
Aplication Apply knowledge on water chemistry and antropogenic quality changes.
Elementary knowledge in chemistry

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Exam - knowledge and good orientation in subjects.
Recommended literature
  • - ČSN 7572 - 7576 - Jakost vod.
  • - ČSN 757220 - Kontrola jakosti povrchových vod.
  • - ČSN 757221 - Klasifikace jakosti povrchových vod.
  • & Asrari, E. (2014). Heavy metal contamination of water and soil: analysis, assessment, and remediation strategies. Oakville, Ont: Apple Academic Press.
  • ČSN 75711 - Pitná voda.
  • Brezonik, P. L., & Arnold, W. W. (2011). Water chemistry: an introduction to the chemistry of natural and engineered aquatic systems. New York, N.Y: Oxford University Press.
  • Dallinger, R., & Rainbow, P. S. (1993). Ecotoxicology of metals in invertebrates. Boca Raton, Fla: CRC Press.
  • Heteša J., Kočková E. (1997). Hydrochemie, Skriptum MZLU Brno.
  • Horáková M. a kol. (2007). Analytika vody, VŠCHT Praha.
  • Linhart, I. (2014). Toxikologie: interakce škodlivých látek s živými organismy, jejich mechanismy, projevy a důsledky. Praha: Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická v Praze.
  • Pitter, P. (2009). Hydrochemie. Praha: Vydavatelství VŠCHT.
  • Říhová Ambrožová, J. (2003). Aplikovaná a technická hydrobiologie. Praha: Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická v Praze.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Biology and Ecology (2015) Biology courses - Winter
Faculty of Science Ecology and Environmental Protection (1) Ecology and environmental protection - Winter
Faculty of Science Landscape Protection and Planning (2015) Ecology and environmental protection - Winter
Faculty of Science Hydrobiology (2015) Biology courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Ecology and Environmental Protection (1) Ecology and environmental protection - Winter