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Environmental Analysis

Module BV000126

This Module is offered by Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering (Prof. Drewes).

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2015

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2020SS 2015SS 2011

Basic Information

BV000126 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in summer semester.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h 30 h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The course consists of an introduction into environmental chemistry. Definition and determination of critical values for aquatic and terrestric systems are described. Origin of the harmful substances are explained. Taking of environmental probes is shown as well as methods of the instrumental analytics like spectrometry ((UV/VIS, IR, NMR, AAS) and separation of substances (GC, GC/MS, HPLC, HPLC/MS).

Learning Outcome

Students can estimate the basics of modern environmental analysis, origin. They can analyse the characteristics of the relevant environmental toxic elements, band of concentration of toxic elements in the environmental media water, soil and air.



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Environmental Analysis Knoop, O. Wed, 11:30–13:00, 2605

Learning and Teaching Methods

lecture, exercises


blackboard, beamer, script (50 pages)


Claus Bliefert, Umweltchemie, VCH (1994)
Stanley Manahan, Environmental Chemistry, CRC Press (2005)
Ibanez et al., Environmental Chemistry, Springer, (2007)
Hein und Kunze, Umweltanalytik, VCH (1994)
Deutsche Einheitsverfahren der Wasser-, Abwasser- und Schlammanalytik (DEV), VCH (Loseblattsammlung)

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The attendence in the lecture series is mandatory for the exam.
The written exam takes 60 minutes.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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