By the end of this course the students
a) know the physicochemical processes occurred in the environment (atmosphere, aquatic and terrestrial)
b) are familiar with the properties, toxicity, sources and environmental fate of inorganic and organic pollutants
c) be awared of the main environmental problems worldwide
Course Content (Syllabus)
Structure and chemical composition of the atmosphere. Greenhouse effect. Depletion of stratospheric ozon. Pollution sources of the atmosphere. Ambient air quality standards. Atmospheric pollutants (emission sources, removal mechanisms, toxicity, elimination of emissions). Pollution of the atmosphere caused by trafic. Diffusion and dispersion of atmospheric pollutants. Smoke episodes - photochemical smog. Acid rain. Chemistry of natural waters. Pollution of surface and ground waters. Heavy metals. Toxic organic compounds. Fate of pollutants in waters (distribution-dispersion-chemical reactions). Limits of the quality of the water-legislation. Hygiene of drinking water. Soil pollution. Sewage-municipal and industrial waste waters. Urban solid wastes, industrial solid wastes. Principles of hazardous waste management.
chemistry of atmosphere, chemistry of water, fate of pollutants, hazardous wastes