14MHKK10 - Environmental Monitoring

Course specification
Course titleEnvironmental Monitoring
Study programmeChemical engineering
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionОблик условљености
      The goalThe course should point to the main problems of environmental pollution and the consequences of the presence of pollutants. Students should be familiar with the analytical methods used for monitoring and acquire skills necessary for conducting monitoring process, assess the reliability of the monitoring results and evaluate the data obtained.
      The outcomeThe course includes basic information about the sources and the origin of air and water pollution. The student should acquire knowledge on how to choose locations for monitoring, how to properly take a representative sample, how to choose suitable methods of analysis and to assess the reliability of the monitoring results.
      Contents of lecturesThe program of the course explains the monitoring process, monitoring regimes and defines the permissible levels. It includes kind, nature and the sources of air pollution, air sampling and analysis, the procedures used in monitoring stations, the method of processing and verifying results. Nature and sources of water pollution, water sampling and sample preparation for analysis, methods for the analysis of drinking water, surface water and wastewater are also the topics of the course as well as the methods for detection of dissolved gases, cations, anions and organic matter.
      Contents of exercisesThe visits to the air monitoring stations in Belgrade, water treatment plants where drinking water quality is tested and wastewater monitoring laboratories.
      1. Janick F. Artiola, Ian L. Pepper, Mark L. Brusseau, Environmental Monitoring аnd Characterization, Elsevier Academic Press, 2004
      2. Young J. Kim and Ulrich Platt, Advanced Environmental Monitoring, Springer 2008.
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingThe classes are held through the lectures, consultations with supervisor on selected topic, visits to the monitoring facilities.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper50
      Practical lessons20Oral examination