Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Βe familiar with the scientific environmental terms related to pollution and protection of aquatic ecosystems and the atmosphere
2. Understand the environmental pollutants, their sources and their impacts on the biotic and abiotic environment.
3. Know the measures, which must be taken by the environmental bodies and to know the every day citizens apropriate behavior for a better environment.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Environmental Protection (Environmental Chemistry)
Lake ecosystems. Physical and biological water parameters.Water pollutants. Nutrients and eutrophication. The nitrate problems. Detergents. Agricultural pesticides in the environment. Heavy metals. Petrol oil pollution. Radionuclides. Disease-causing organisms and pollutants. Atmospheric pollutants and their effects to biotic and abiotic environment. Acid rain and acid snow. Acidification of the environment. Stratospheric ozon. Greenhouse effect. Phenomenon El Niño. The soil as an ecosystem. Soil pollution and soil remediation. Legislation on Environmental Protection. Codes of good agricultural practices. Protected areas in Greece. Management plans. Environmental Impact Assessment. Environmental Protection Bodies.