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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

Environmental Pollution - Selected Topics




prof. dr. Milena Horvat
prof. dr. Nives Ogrinc
prof. dr. Borut Smodiš
prof. dr. Ester Heath
prof. dr. Radmila Milačič
prof. dr. Ljudmila Benedik
prof. dr. Janez Ščančar
prof. dr. Maja Remškar
dr. David Heath
prof. dr. Sevket Durucan
prof. dr. Jozef Pacyna
prof. dr. Maja Ponikvar-Svet
prof. dr. Janja Vaupotič
prof. dr. Vekoslava Stibilj
dr. Dušan Žigon
prof. dr. Sonja Lojen
prof. dr. Mihael Toman


The main goal is to achieve proficiency and the highest possible sophistication of the perceptive abilities of students in the management of environmental pollution, in particular in solving practical problems.


The course involves:
– Solving the key issues of air, water, land and food pollution
– Identification and prevention of the pollutant circulation process (stress on toxic chemical elements, natural and artificial radionuclides and organic pollutants)
– Planning of monitoring
– Application of legislation and standards in solving the selected issues
– Cases will be adapted to the objectives and topic content of the relevant postgraduate's research project.

Course literature:

Dade W. Moeller. Environmental Health. Cambridge: Harvard University Press (1992), 480 p., ISBN 0-674-25858-4 Marquita K. Hill. Understanding Environmental Pollution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (1997), 316. p., ISBN 0-521-56680-0 Ian L. Pepper, C.P. Gerba, M.L. Brusseau. Pollution Science. San Diego: Academic Press (1996), 397 p., ISBN 0-12550660-0
G.I. Sunahara, A.Y. Renoux, C. Thallen, C.L. Gaudet, A. Pilon (eds.). Environmental Analysis of Contaminated Sites.New York: Wiley&Sons (2001), 465 p., ISBN 0-471-98669-0
Postgraduate students till acquire the selected information from international information systems.

Significant publications and references:

J. M. Pacyna, E. G. Pacyna, F. Steenhuisen, S. Wilson. Mapping 1995 global anthropogenic emissions of mercury. Atmosph. Environm., 37, Supplement 1, 109-117 (2003)
J. M. Pacyna. The origin of Arctic air pollutants: lessons learned and future research. The Science of The Total Environment, 160-161, 39-53 (1995)
A. Gnamuš, A. R. Byrne, M. Horvat. Mercury in the soil-plant-deer-predator food chain of a temperate forest in Slovenia. Environ. Sci. Technol., 34, 3337-3345 (2000)
M. Horvat, J. Kotnik, M. Logar, V. Fajon, T. Zvonarić, N. Pirrone. Speciation of mercury in surface and deep-sea waters in the Mediterranean Sea. Atmospheric Environment, 37, Supplement 1, 93-108 (2003)
J. Ščančar, V. Stibilj, R. Milačič. Determination of aluminium in Slovenian foodstuffs and its leachability from aluminium-cookware. Food Chemistry, 85, Issue 1, 151-157 (2004)


Oral examination at which candidates shall demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the basic contents of the course and present their incorporation into their research project before an Examination Board consisting of the Course Leader and the postgraduate student’s supervisor. All the course and project assistants shall be invited to this presentation.

Students obligations:

Presentation and successful oral defence before the Examination Board.