546-0844/02 – Laboratory Practicum (LP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Mgr. Eva Pertile, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Mgr. Eva Pertile, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PER34 doc. Mgr. Eva Pertile, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+4
Part-time Credit 0+16

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Knowledge rendered upon completion of the course: Obtaining increased knowledge and understanding of the reactivity of organic and inorganic compounds. Depending on the previous study it is to gain knowledge on sampling from different environments (eg.: surface water, soil, waste), and their further processing lab, including presentation and evaluation of the results. Skills rendered upon completion of the course: After successfully completing the course will graduate a comprehensive overview and understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects in environmental fields.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Terrain work


The aim of the course is to broaden and deepen the knowledge of chemical laboratory techniques, including the acquisition of practical skills focused on the analysis of both waste, raw materials and other types of environmental samples (air, water, PM, green matter, etc.). The aim of the course is to deepen students' readiness to solve analytic problems by selected instrumental methods not only in the laboratory but also in the field. Provide an overview of selected analytical methods and procedures used to analyze real environmental samples and chemometric evaluation of analytical results.

Compulsory literature:

HARVEY, David: Modern Analytical Chemistry 2.0. Electronic Version. 2OO9, 1071 p. ISBN 0–07–237547–7. Dostupné z: http://acad.depauw.edu/harvey_web/eText%20Project/pdf%20file/AnalChem2.0.pdf. SKOOG, Douglas A. Fundamentals of analytical chemistry. 9th Ed. Belmont, CA: Cengage - Brooks/Cole, 2012. ISBN 978-0-495-55828-6. FIFIELD, F. W. a D. KEALEY. Principles and practice of analytical chemistry. Malden, MA: Blackwell Science, c2000. ISBN 0-632-05384-4. PERTILE, E. Instrumental Methods of Analysis. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2017. ISBN 978-80-248-4124-3.

Recommended literature:

KEALEY, D a P HAINES. Analytical chemistry. Oxford: BIOS Scientifc Publishers Limited, 2002, x, 342 s. Instant notes series. ISBN 1859961894. KENKEL John: Analytical Chemistry for Technicians. Fourth Edition. 2014. 533 p. ISBN 9781566705196 Dostupné z: http://www.slideshare.net/RonaldTalvat/analytical-chemistry-for-technicians-4th-edition.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Successful processing of part-time assignments in the semester related to laboratory practice; computational and theoretical control tests. Laboratory tasks are chosen to always include individual types of laboratory techniques (sampling and sample preparation, spectrophotometry, volumetry, potentiometry, electrochemical separation methods, etc., including presentation and evaluation of obtained results). Each student works individually on the solved task and draws up a laboratory protocol, which he submits for inspection. The level and accuracy of the laboratory protocol is evaluated by a point assessment. Verification of the acquired knowledge is done by means of control tests (computational and theoretical) and the final credit test.


Other requirements

Active participation in practice and submission of all protocols from laboratory tasks. Successful processing of partial tasks related to laboratory practice, which are given in the semester (sampling, sample preparation, etc.). Successful completion of written tests (computational and theoretical) prior to commencing a practical task when the student proves that he / she is sufficiently prepared to solve the given practical task. The requirement is also to successfully pass the final credit test.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction, OSH, laboratory glassware + tools. 2. Basic laboratory work; calculations: composition of solutions, titration factor, volumetric factor, pH value, basic statistical parameters. 3. Sampling and analysis of waste sample: Sampling of waste and sample handling (preparation part, sampling and preparation of laboratory sample, sample handling, sampling documentation, collection of liquid waste, collection of viscous liquids, sludge collection, collection of pasty materials, preparation sample preparation, sub-sample acquisition, sample packaging and labeling, sample preservation). Preparation of water extract, determination of dry matter content and weight of analytical sample. Separation of liquid and solid phase, analysis of leachate and expression of results. 4. Sampling and analysis of water sample: basic general rules, types of sampling, sample types, sampler, method of sampling of surface, underground, precipitation, waste and drinking water; Requirements for sampling, preservation of samples, transport and storage, adjustment before analysis. 5. Sampling and analysis of soil sample: definition of basic terms, factors and conditions of soil-forming process, soil composition, basic soil properties. Soil sampling. Soil analysis (pH determination, H + content in soil sorption complex by two pH measurements according to Adams and Evans, determination of organically oxidizable carbon). Leach Analysis. 6. Sampling and analysis of mineral samples: Sampling of waste and sample handling. Sequential extraction analysis. 7. Sampling and analysis of air sample: definition of basic terms, factors and conditions necessary for proper sampling, work with field meters. 8. Titration methods, Iodometry (BOD); Chelatometry (Ca + Mg); Neutralization Titration (KNK, ZNK); Argentometry (Cl); Manganometry (COD); Conductometry (determination of acid and base concentration volumetrically and conductometrically). Gravimetric determination: Sulphates, Fe, Ni, Mg, NL. 9. Distillation: Separation of organic substances. Solubility: Transfer sample to solution and structure-solubility relationships. Adsorption: Adsorption properties of activated carbon. 10. Spectophotometry: Mn, PO4, Cr (VI), turbidity, ammoniacal nitrogen. 11. Potentiometry: Determination of pH of samples, ISE. 12. Separation methods: TLC, GC, HPLC. 13. Field practice: Sampling, gas determination (thermally active draining) - use of mobile analytical methods. 14. Field practice: Sampling, determination of physical, chemical and organoleptic parameters (Polanka) - use of mobile analytical methods.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit Credit 85 (85) 46
        Field protocol Laboratory work 30  15
        Calculation protocol Laboratory work 30  18
        Final credit test Written test 25  13
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Exercises from the subject are mandatory. A 20% absence is allowed, which must be duly excused in advance and replaced by a substitute date, with the exception of field practice, for which there will be no substitute date.

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