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270007 SE Current Aspects of Environmental and Radio Chemistry (2020W)

3.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 27 - Chemie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 15 participants
Language: German



Kickoff meeting on 15th Oct via Moodle - big bluebutton, where also topics for the presentations will be discussed
Seminar will be held every Thursday at 2pm via big blue Button (moodle )


Aims, contents and method of the course

Development of new methods for the measurement of natural and anthropogenic radionuclides in environmental samples. Natural radionuclides like Rn-222, Ra-226, Ra-228, Pb-210, Po-210 and the uranium isotopes are measured in Austrian tap-waters as well as in mineral waters to get an overview about the doses to the public due to drinking water take-up. On aerosols, the long-lived radon progeny Pb-210 and its daughter products are measured in order to calculate aerosol residence times.
Heavy metals in the aquatic environment.
Discussion of currently treated topics in the environmental chemistry and radio chemistry group
especially for diploma/master students and PhD students.

Extraction of heavy metals from waste water using a new class of extracting agents based on the concept of functionalized hydrophobic ionic liquids.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral presentation during the seminar

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Die Anwesenheit bei der ersten Einheit des Seminars ist verpflichtend.
Die Anwesenheit muss zu 80% erfüllt sein, was 2 entschuldigten Fehleinheiten entspricht.

Beteiligung an der Diskussion und Qualität der eigenen Präsentation.

Examination topics

Ein ca 40 minütiger Vortrag über ein gemeinsam mit den LV-LeiterInnen gewähltes Thema, der selbständig erarbeitet wird.

Reading list

Rezente Publikation in Journals wie
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Geochemistry - Chemie der Erde
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Association in the course directory

AC-4, AC-3

Last modified: We 30.09.2020 14:30