Chemical Analysis of Air and Water Environments

Type of instruction




Part of degree program


Recommended in

Semester 2/4

Typically offered in

Spring semester

Course description

Major objectives: to understand and apply the knowledge presented in the course in solving various problems in the atmospheric and water environments, and to help students to integrate the environmental approaches into other branches of natural science. Topics covered: General process of environmental pollution, imission, and transmission, classification of the pollution sources of and main pollutants in the air and waters, hazard represented by the main pollutants. Sampling methods for gases and aerosol particles. Laboratory and on-line measuring methods for atmospheric gasses and aerosols. International and national legislations. Methods of reducing air pollution. Water management. Water pollution, main polluting species. Sampling and qualification tests of surface-, ground- and undersurface (aquifer) waters. Water quality maps. WHO, EU recommendations, national standards. Water purification and treatment technologies. International legislation on diminishing pollutants.

  • Manahan, S.E.: Environmental Chemistry, 8th ed., CRC Press Lewis, Boca Raton, 2005.

  • Kulkarni, P., Baron, P.A., Willeke, K., 2011.

  • Aerosol measurement: principles, techniques, and applications, Wiley.

  • Warneck, P., Williams, J.: The Atmospheric Chemist’s Companion, Springer, 2012.

  • The slides presented in the lessons can be downloaded from the website announced in the first lesson.