April 15, 2015
Last week, on Thursday, AUCA students from the environmental chemistry class followed a chemical training. Their tasks were to analyze water samples, and determine their colorimetric scale and concentration of chloride and metal ions. All students got correct results, an evidence of students' better understanding theory of environmental chemistry course and good practices for chemical calculations in previous classes.
“Since our first training was successful,” said Zheenbek Kulenbekov, Chair of Environmental Management and Sustainable Development program (EM&SD) at AUCA, “we are planning a visit to the Laboratory of Hydrobiology and Ichthyology at the Institute of Biology and Pedology of the Kyrgyz National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, 14th of April. Students will be learning how to carry out bioindication in practice. Bioindication is a method to assess changes in organisms or ecosystems induced by anthropogenic environmental influences. The results obtained can be used to estimate the pollution load in environment components, e.g. soil, air or water”
Additionally, EM&SD Program is planning a field trip the following Tuesday, 21th of April, to the Big Chui Canal to use new equipment to carry out some in situ measurements. Students will learn how to perform proper in situ analysis of water quality of the Big Chui Canal.