Course: Monitoring

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Course title Monitoring
Course code EKO/MONO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Hekera Petr, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction, basic concepts, components, general principles, natural backgrounds. Monitoring of the atmosphere, sources of pollution, physical and chemical properties of pollutants, collection and processing of samples. Compounds of sulphur and nitrogen in atmosphere (SO2, SO3, H2S, Nx, estimation). Corbon compounds in atmosphere. Dry and wet atmospheric depositions. Water monitoring. Analyses of drinking, natural and waste water. Soil and sediment monitoring, physical and chemical properties of soil and sediments, collection, conservation, transport and storage, modifications prior to estimation, assessment of basic indicators. Monitoring systems in the CR and world (hygienic stations, Hydrometeorological Institute, State Veterinary Administration, environmental projects, gaining knowledge, use of Internet.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Demonstration, Projection (static, dynamic)
  • Attendace - 12 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim is to provide students with information on environmental monitoring.
Aplication Apply knowledge on enviromental monitoring systems Relace air, water and soil duality changes in ČR in last time.
Prerequisites
Elementary knowledge in chemistry

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Seminar Work

Exam - good knowledge and orientation in environmental monitorig
Recommended literature
  • & Kurfürst, J. (2008). Kompendium ochrany kvality ovzduší. Chrudim: Vodní zdroje Ekomonitor.
  • Braniš, M., & Hůnová, I. (2009). Atmosféra a klima: aktuální otázky ochrany ovzduší. V Praze: Karolinum.
  • Holoubek, I. (1996). Polycyklické aromatické uhlovodíky (PAHs) v prostředí.. ČEU, Praha, 134 s.
  • Horáková, M. (2003). Analytika vody. Praha: Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická.
  • Horáková, M., Lischke, P.,Grunvald, A. (1989). Chemické a fyzikální metody analýzy vod.. SNTL, Praha, 391s.
  • Pitter, P. (2009). Hydrochemie. Praha: Vydavatelství VŠCHT.
  • Popl, M. (1992). Analytická chemie životního prostředí.. VŠCHT Praha, 238 s.
  • Staňa,J. a kol. (1995). Metodika monitorování zemědělských a lesnických půd a půd chráněných území České republiky.. SKZÚZ =Brno, 45 s. .
  • Zabíral, J. (1995). Analýza půd I-III.. SKZÚZ Brno.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Hydrobiology (2015) Biology courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Science Molecular and Cell Biology (2015) Biology courses - Summer
Faculty of Science Biology and Ecology (2015) Biology courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Science Ecology and Environmental Protection (1) Ecology and environmental protection 1 Summer
Faculty of Science Teaching Training in Geology and Environmental Protection for Secondary Schools (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Science Landscape Protection and Planning (2015) Ecology and environmental protection - Summer