14IZS211 - Environment and Pollution

Course specification
Course titleEnvironment and Pollution
Study programmeEnvironmental Engineering
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionPrerequisite for enrolling the course is successful completion of General Chemistry 1 and 2.Облик условљености
      The goalThe overall goals of the course are provision of the basic knowledge of physico-chemical processes in water, air and soil, the effects of human activity on the environment, the most important pollutants, their physico-chemical properties, interaction with the environment and the effects of pollution.
      The outcomeThe students should gain basic knowledge about environment and pollution, required for mastering specialized courses included in the study program Environmental Engineering; students should develop interest in the problems of environmental pollution and raise ecological awareness; through written and oral seminar presentations they should expand the communication skills.
      Contents of lectures1. Atmosphere: Solar radiation and vertical division of the atmosphere; stratosphere, ozone chemistry, depletion of the ozone layer; troposphere, the chemical composition of air; the sources of air pollution, the most important air pollutants and the main global problems; origin and control of pollutant emission. ; 2. Hydrosphere: water distribution in the environment; the chemical composition of natural water; the physico-chemical processes in water; the sources of water pollution; the most important water pollutants, their physico-chemical reactions; the consequences of pollution and the control of pollutant emission. ; 3. Pedosphere: the formation and composition of the soil; soil texture, structure and profile; physico-chemical processes in soil; soil degradation; sources of pollution, the most important pollutants and their harmful effects. ;
      Contents of exercises1. Analysis of rainwater samples: pH and sulfate content ; 2. Analysis of smoke gas: CO2, O2 and CO content ; 3. and 4. Analysis of natural water samples: general physico-chemical parameters ; 5. Analysis of natural water samples: oxygen content ; 6. and 7. Analysis of soil samples: texture and adsorbed cations ;
      1. Interna skripta sa predavanja i uputstva za laboratorijske vežbe (Original title)
      2. D. Veselinović, I. Gržetić, Š. Đarmati, D. Marković: Fizičkohemijske osnove zaštite životne sredine - knjiga 1: Stanja i procesi u životnoj sredini; Fakultet za fizičku hemiju Beograd, 1995 (Original title)
      3. G.W. VanLoon, S.J. Duffy, „Environmental Chemistry – A Global Perspective“, Oxford University Press, New York, 2005. (Original title)
      4. S.E Manahan, “Environmental Chemistry”, CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, 2000. (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachinglectures and laboratory exercises
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper55
      Practical lessons5Oral examination