Course detail

The basic of Environmental Sampling

FCH-BCO_ZVEAcad. year: 2018/2019

Block 1:
Besides waste and waste water sampling, the lectures will be focused on sampling of water and other components of water environment, soils and biotic matrices. Block 2:
Subsequent lectures will concentrate on sampling of open atmosphere, emissions and wet and dry depositions.
Block 3:
Students will be familiarised with the ensuring of quality of sampling for environmental analysis.Students will also be informed about the introduction of the QA/QC system into sampling.
Block 4:
Theory of application of various passive samplers for different matrices, types of passive samplers.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will become familiar with the methodology of sampling various environmental matrices, especially the proper collection procedure. In addition, they are able to prepare sampling plans for this collection procedure.

Prerequisites

Not required.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

J. Janků: Analytika odpadů. VŠCHT Praha, 2002 (CS)
E-learning: https://www.vutbr.cz/elearning/course/view.php?id=71740 (CS)
MARKERT Ed. B. Environmental sampling for trace analysis. 2nd ed. Weinheim [u.a.]: VCH, 1994. (CS)
EMANUEL P., ROOS J. W., NIYOGI K. Sampling for biological agents in the environment. Washington, D.C.: ASM Press, c2008. (CS)
HORÁLEK V., ŠEVČÍK J. G. K., ČURDOVÁ E., HELÁN V. Vzorkování I: obecné zásady. 1. vyd. Český Těšín: PROprint, 2010. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Graded course-unit credit is given on the base of colloquial testing of student's knowledge.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. a 2. Basic parameters of abiotic and biotic matrices sampling.
3. a 4. Theory of application of various passive samplers for different matrices, types of passive samplers.
5. a 6. Air sampling including passive sampling
7. a 8. Drinking and surface water sampling; sediment sampling.
9. a 10. Ground water and waste water sampling; waste treatment plant sludges a solid waste sampling.
11. Sampling pedosphere
12. Sampling of biotic matrices
13. Standard operating procedures for sampling, system QA / QC

Aims

The aim of the course is to provide students with information on the principles of correct sampling and quality assurance at various sampling procedures.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Consultations for students in distant form.
Consultations for students.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_CHTOZP , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHTOZP , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer