546-0305 – Environmental Protection (OŽP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental Engineering
Subject guarantorIng. Tomáš Bouchal, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
546-0305/01 1999/2000 2008/2009 6
546-0305/02 1999/2000 2015/2016 4
546-0305/03 1999/2000 5
546-0305/04 2005/2006 2008/2009 4
546-0305/05 2006/2007 5
546-0305/06 2008/2009 2008/2009 3
546-0305/07 2009/2010 2014/2015 3
546-0305/08 2015/2016 3
546-0305/09 2019/2020 3
546-0305/10 2019/2020 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To be familiar with environmental issues in general terms. To distinguish the different approaches to estimate and find the best solutions for specific environmental issues. Students will be able to provide informations for work with practice, demonstrate and evaluate a general overview of the issue. Comparing the different approaches and confrontation with practice. Prove to show results and solve problems with high quality of work and all by itself. Demonstrate communication skills (speaking and active writing), to handle technical terminology.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work
Terrain work
Other activities


Ecology, protection of environment, environmental engineering. Ecosystems, their functions and their stability. Transformation of energy and material in environment. Solar energy and its transformation, assimilation and dissimilation. Biogeochemical cycles of carbon, oxygen, water, nitrogen, phosforus, sulfur and other elements. Water as a part of biosphere, surfacewater, underground water, drinking water, technological water. Water pollution. Monitoring of water quality. Soil in environtment, pedogenesis. Physical, chemical and biological properties of soil. Soil protection and decontamination. Atmosphere, chemical composition and physical properties. Air pollution, emissions, deposition. Main pollutants: compounds of carbon, sulphur, nitrogen, halogens, solid particles. Acid rain, ozone layer depletion, greenhouse effect. Air protection. Monitoring of air pollution. Waste management and disposal. Environmental management.

Compulsory literature:

Friedman, B. Environmental Ecology. The ecological effects of pollution, disturbance and other stresses. Secon edition. California (USA), Academic Press, San Diego, 1995 Meadows, D. H. et al. Beyond the limits. Global collapse or a sustainable future. Earthscan Publ. Ltd. London, 1992 Herčík, M. et al. Environmental protection for engineering study. Textbook, VSB, 1995

Recommended literature:

Herčík M.,- Lapčík, V. – Obroučka, K.Environmental protection for engineering study, textbook, VSB, 1995 • Dirner, V. et al. : Environmental Protection, Ministry of Environment and publications. VSB-TU Ostrava, 1997


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.