Course: Monitoring of the environment

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Course title Monitoring of the environment
Course code EKO/PGSMP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 15
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Hekera Petr, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Rulík Martin, doc. 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)
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 enviromental monitoring systems Relace air, water and soil duality changes in ČR in last time.
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.
  • 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.
  • Pitter, P. (1990). Hydrochemie.. SNTL, Praha, 567 s.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester