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529-0047-00L  Risk Assessment of Chemicals

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersC. Bogdal, K. Hungerbühler, N. von Götz, Z. Wang
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

AbstractProjects on chemical assessment with the focus on the analysis and assessment of basic substance data for selected chemical classes; analysis and modelling of technical processes; characterisation of environmental and health risks. Risk assessment on the basis of quality and protection goals. Estimation of model and parameter uncertainty. Precaution and safety measures.
ObjectiveProject thesis (report) on chemicals assessment; time frame totals ca. 80 hours.
ContentProjects on chemical assessment with the focus on the following aspects:

* Analysis and assessment of basic substance data for selected chemical classes: physical chemical properties, environmental behaviour (distribution, persistence), human and eco-toxicity (biochemical metabolism, effect mechanisms), safety.
* Analysis and modelling of technical processes determining chemical release into the environment, e.g., chemicals’ applications.
* Characterisation of environmental and health risks on the basis of exposure and effect models, QSARs from environmental chemistry, toxicology and methods of risk analysis.
* Risk assessment on the basis of quality and safety goals. Estimation of the model and data uncertainty.
* Demonstration of possibilities and limits of precaution and safety measures (technical, organisational, concerning personnel) including effectiveness and efficiency.

Project teaching; time frame totals ca. 80 hours.
Lecture notesSee recommended literature.
LiteratureHungerbühler, K., Ranke, J., Mettier, T., Chemische Produkte und Prozesse, Springer, 1998. (ISBN 3-540-64854-2);
Scheringer, M., Persistence and Spatial Range of Environmental Chemicals: New Ethical and Scientific Concepts for Risk Assessment, Wiley & Sons, 2002. (ISBN: 3-527-30527-0);
Schwarzenbach, R.P., Gschwend, P.M., Imbodem, D.M., Environmental Organic Chemistry, Second Edition, Wiley & Sons, 2003. (ISBN 0-471-35750-2);
van Leeuwen, C.J., Hermens, J.L.M., Risk Assessment of Chemicals: An Introduction, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995. (ISBN 0-7923-3740-9).
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzung:
529-0580-00L - Risikoanalyse chemischer Prozesse und Produkte
oder: 701-0998-00L - Environmental and Human Health Risk Assessment of Chemicals

Beschränkt auf 6 Projektarbeiten pro Semester

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits7 credits
ExaminersC. Bogdal, N. von Götz, Z. Wang
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationExamination language can be German or English.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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529-0047-00 ARisikobewertung für Chemikalien
80s hrsby appt.C. Bogdal, K. Hungerbühler, N. von Götz, Z. Wang


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