The Radioecology lecture is part of the module "Umwelt- und Actinidenchemie" (Chem-Ma-M06). Lecture topics on environmental radioactivity deal with e.g. sources of radionuclides in the environment, factors influencing radionuclide migration and uptake in food chains and our ecosystems, sampling and pre-treatment of environmental samples, and radionuclide separation methods. In addition, examples on how radioecology is present in every-day life are given. A short outline of the course is given below.
Formation of Earth and the elements
- Primordial radionuclides
- Cosmic radiation
- Fission products
- Transuranium elements
Radionuclide transport pathways
- Atmospheric deposition
- Radionuclide uptake in plants
- Radionuclide uptake in animals and humans – the food chains
Mobility of radionuclides in the environment
- Radionuclide speciation in aqueous solution
- Radionuclide interactions with interfaces
- Formation of solid phases
- Impact of microorganisms on radionuclide mobility in the environment
Environmental samples and their radiochemical separation methods
- Special aspects of radionuclide chemistry
- Collection and pretreatment of environmental samples
- Ion exchange
- Solvent extraction
- Extraction chromatography
Measurement of environmental samples
- Radioanalytical methods
- Mass spectrometric methods
Radioecology in everyday life
- Age determination
- Environmental processes
- Forensic science
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2022 lecture notes
The lecture scripts of the last year (2022) are also available for further self-study.
- Dr. N. Huittinen: Part 1 (13.8 MB)
- Dr. N. Huittinen: Part 2 (16.1 MB)
- Dr. N. Huittinen: Part 3 (10.1 MB)
Certificate of achievement
Master studies in Chemistry (MA-CH-MRBO 10) see Modul "Umwelt- und Actinidenchemie"
- Certificate of participation with grading after oral examination or
- Certificate of participation only.
every Monday, starting on 10th of October, 3rd double period, 11:10 to 12:40 p.m.
Room CHE/182/P, Chemistry New Building, Bergstraße 66, 01069 Dresden, Germany
oral exam in February 2023
- Kratz, Lieser: "Nuclear and Radiochemistry"
- Choppin, Rydberg, Liljenzin: "Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry"
- Atwood: "Radionuclides in the Environment"
- Poinssot, Geckeis: "Radionuclide behaviour in the natural environment"
- Lehto, Hou: "Chemistry and Analysis of Radionuclides"