Laboratory course in Environmental Chemistry

(Course Code: 219KEΥ, Course outline)

Semester: 5 Teaching Credits: 3 ECTS Credits: 4 Type:


Prerequisite Courses:  – Course type: Skills development Instructor:  Mazioti; Schaelicke
  • Knowledge of laboratory methods used in the field and the environmental chemistry laboratory
  • Understanding of analytical methods for the monitoring of key environmental parameters
  • Performing chemical analyses (pH, dissolved oxygen, detergents, BOD, COD, Kjeldahl nitrogen, chromatography) and reporting
Topics per Week:
  1. Field analyses (conductivity, dissolved oxygen)
  2. Alkalinity
  3. Colorimetric method for the determination of detergents
  4. Chemical Oxygen demand
  5. Biochemical Oxygen Demand
  6. Biochemical Oxygen Demand – Kjeldahl
  7. Methods for the determination of Kjeldahl Nitrogen
  8. Desk-top bibliography exercise
  9. Data Quality Assurance
  10. Instrumental Analysis (chromatography)
Theory – Lectures
(hours / week)
Exercises – Laboratories
(hours / week)
Other Activities:  –
Grading: Final examination in Greek

Laboratory work             50%

Laboratory report           50%

Notes: «Εργαστηριακές Ασκήσεις Περιβαλλοντικής Χημείας», 88 pIn Greek
Basic Textbook:

  • Greenberg, Arnold E., (1992), «Standard Methods for the examination of water and wastewater», American Public Health Association, Washington, ISBN 0-87553-207-1, 990 p.

The course is taught in Greek. For exchange students, English literature is proposed and examinations are given in English.

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