14HEI411 - Environmental Monitoring

Course specification
Course titleEnvironmental Monitoring
Study programmeChemical Engineering
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionAnalitical chemistryОблик условљености
      The goalThe intention of the course is to highlight the basic problems of environmental pollution and the consequences of the presence of pollutants in air and water media. Students are introduced to analytical methods used to monitor pollutants and given the knowledge of how to monitor and assay pollutant emissions and immissions and evaluate the reliability of the monitoring results.
      The outcomeThe course covers basic data on the sources and origin of air and water pollution, and the consequences of the presence of pollutants in the environment. Through the course, students gain knowledge of how monitoring sites are selected, how to properly take a representative sample, how to choose suitable methods of analysis, and how to assess the reliability of monitoring results.
      Contents of lecturesThe course lectures include the following topics: Monitoring regimes and how exceedance of maximum permissible concentrations is determined; Types, characteristics and sources of air pollution, sampling of air or flue gases; Procedures used in monitoring stations, methods of processing and monitoring of results; Types, characteristics and sources of water pollution, water sampling, sample preparation for analysis, methods for analysing potable water, surface water and wastewater; Limits of detection and permissible concentrations of pollutants in water; Methods for the detection of dissolved gases, cations, anions and organic matter.
      Contents of exercisesThe course includes site visits of the air monitoring stations in Belgrade, water treatment facilities, water and wastewater quality monitoring facilities, and laboratories for potable water analysis and monitoring.
      1. Janick F. Artiola, Ian L. Pepper, Mark L. Brusseau, Environmental Monitoring and Characterization, Elsevier Academic Press, 2004. (Original title)
      2. Young J. Kim and Ulrich Platt, Advanced Environmental Monitoring, Springer 2008. (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingLectures, seminars, visiting the monitoring stations.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper50
      Practical lessons20Oral examination