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Water Pollution Control

Course Information:

Course ID:ENVE 212
Type of course:Required course
Semester:Spring
Credits:3
ECTS:5
Teaching Hours:Th=1, E=0, L=2

Instructor: Professor E. Psillakis (Faculty Member - EnvEng)

Laboratory Exercises:K. Antelli, A. Pantidou

Textbooks (Eudoxus):

  • Book [317]: ΠΟΣΟΤΙΚΗ ΧΗΜΙΚΗ ΑΝΑΛΥΣΗ ΤΟΜΟΣ Ι, HARRIS DANIEL C. 
  • Book [7624]: ΠΟΣΟΤΙΚΗ ΧΗΜΙΚΗ ΑΝΑΛΥΣΗ ΤΟΜΟΣ ΙΙ, HARRIS DANIEL C.

Recommended reading:

  • Ξένος Κωνσταντίνος Δ.,ΞένουΕυγενία, Ρύπανση και τεχνικές ελέγχου ποιότητας του νερού Εκδόσεις ΣΤΕΛΛΑ ΠΑΡΙΚΟΥ & ΣΙΑ ΟΕ

Eclass:

  •  Registration required

Course contents:

  • Lectures:
    • Physical and chemical characteristics of water
    • Introduction to instrumental analysis
    • Sampling
    • Statistical evaluation of results
    • Introduction to spectrophotometry
    • Introduction to atomic spectroscopy
    • Introduction to chromatography
    • Gas Chromatography
    • Liquid Chromatography
    • Partitioning of organics in the environment
    • Determination of the physico-chemcial properties of organics.
  • Labs:
    • Safety in the laboratory. Measurements (volume, weight, pH). Solution preparation and further dissolving.  Buffers
    • Identify unknown acid with strong base (volumetric analysis)
    • Redox titration. Determination H2O2 using potassium permanganate.
    • Complexometric titration. Hardness measurements using titration with EDTA.
    • Determination of TSS, TDS, pH, conductivity, salinity, turbidity.
    • Determination of BOD, COD, TOC, TC, IC, NPOC: (Using samples from river and WWTP)
    • Determination of P-PO4 N-NO2-, N-NO3-Cl- using UV-spectrophotometer
    • Determination of calibration curve in spectrophotometer
    • High-performance liquid chromatography: determination of octanol water partition coefficient (Kow) of organic compounds.
    • Theoretical calculation of octanol water partition coefficients (Kow) and Henry (KH).

Laboratory exercises:

  • Ten laboratory exercises- individual reports:60% of the Lab grade
  • Final written lab exam: 40% of the Lab grade

Assessment and grading method:

  • Lab work, 40% of the grade
  • Final closed-book written exam, 60% of the grade

Last modification: 31-08-2018