MIZS02 - Environmental Chemistry

Course specification
Course titleEnvironmental Chemistry
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionОблик условљености
    The goalThe main purpose of the course is to provide students with the knowledge of chemical principles and processes involved in the environment. The course initially provides a foundation knowledge of chemical processes in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. The course focuses on principles of the Green Chemistry as prerequisites for a sustainable development. ;
    The outcomeUpon successful completion of the course, students should understand the nature and properties of the major components of the natural environment; understand the principles of the interaction of substances with and in the environment; demonstrate an understanding of the role of the important physical, chemical and biochemical systems in the environment; offer an acceptable solution for an actual environmental problem. ;
    Contents of lecturesIntroduction to Environmental Chemistry; Origin and evolution of the Earth; Formation of the crust, atmosphere, hydrosphere; Origin of life; Chemistry of the atmosphere and its pollution; Chemistry of the continental solids and contamination; Water chemistry (continental waters, oceans, seawater); Chemical cycling of major ions; Global change (Carbon cycle; Sulphur cycle; Persistent organic pollutants); Principles of Green Chemistry and sustainable developement.
    Contents of exercises1. Determination of the ion-exchange capacity of a soil sample; 2. Removal of heavy metal ions from a synthetic waste water using a natural based adsorbent; 3. Preparation of a power point presentation of an actual environmental problem (accident presentation, consequences and the solving method).
    1. Ј.Е. Andrews, P. Brimblecombe, T.D. Jickells, P.S. Liss and B.J. Reid, An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry, 2nd ed., Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 2004.
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    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures, experimental works, seminar, tests
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures5Test paper40
    Practical lessons25Oral examination