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Scientific principles for water quality assessment

Scientific principles for water quality assessment
type: Lecture links:
chair: Water Chemistry and Water Technology
semester: WS
place: see German page

see German page


Dr. Gudrun Abbt-Braun

sws: 2
lv-no.: 22603

Important Dates

  • For further information please have a look at the German page!


  1. Water cycle, water use, problems, groundwater, surface water, waste water, analytical definitions
  2. Sampling, rapid analysis, conservation, field investigations, organoleptic determinations
  3. Generell investigations, temperature, pH-value, redox potential, electrical conductivity
  4. Optical characterization, turbidity, colour, UV, Lambert-Beer, photometer
  5. Titrations, acid-base-systems, buffering, dry residue, ignition residue
  6. Main solutes, anions, Cl-, HCO3-, NO3-, SO42-, ion chromatography
  7. Main solutes, cations, Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, K+, titration (complexometry), flame photometry, atomic spectroscopy
  8. Metals, Fe, Mn, Al (photometry), Ni, Cr (atomic absorption spectrometry), B, P, As, Hg (AES, atomic emission spectrometry), Cu, Pb, Cd, Zn (polarography)
  9. Organics, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, mineral oil hydrocarbons, thin layer chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, pesticides (gas chromatography, different detectors)
  10. Polar organic substances, derivatization (gas chromatography, mass spectrometry
  11. Waterspecific sum parameters, DOC, AOX, AOS, CSB, BSB
  12. Radioactivity and Microbiology

Please notice: Lecture and lecture notes in German language