541-0099/08 – Geo-ecology (GE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semesterwinter
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
RAC20 prof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The utilization of knowledge and application of natural relations from geochemical behaviour of elements in Earth crust in to the areas influenced by antropgenic activity. Understanding of the principles of risk elements during thermic processes by the waste processing. Identification areas of contamination in surroundings of landfills and old ecological loads with utilization of geochemical models (SURFER).

Teaching methods

Lectures

Summary

Geoecology represents an interdisciplinary scientific discipline that deals with understanding the relationships between man and the environment. It is based on a knowledge of the characteristics of the natural geo-ecosystem that are affected and reshaped by human activity. Geoecology is oriented towards issues: geochemical background, remediation of old ecological burdens, substance balance of important elements and methods of sustained sustainable development. Methods of chemical analysis, geostatistics and modelling are the most frequently used.

Compulsory literature:

Baghi A. (2006): Design of landfills and integrated solid waste management. Environmental Expert. Amazon.com., ISBN 0471254991. 1-712. Alloway B.J. (2012): Heavy Metals in Soils: Trace Metals and Metalloids in Soils and their Bioavailability (Environmental Pollution). Springer Verlag. ISBN 9400744692. Baskaran M (2012): Handbook of Environmental Isotope Geochemistry. Springer. 1-951. Gill R. (2015): Chemical Fundamentals of Geology and Environmental Geoscience. Wiley Blackwell. Hoboken,USA. 1-297. ISBN: 9780470656655

Recommended literature:

LaGrega D.M. (2010): Hazardous Waste Management, Waveland Press, Inc., Long Grove, IL, ISBN-10: 1577666933, 1-157 Montgomery, J.H.(1996): Groundwater chemicals . Lewis Publishers Boca Raton (1330 p.). Stum, W., Morgan, J. (1995): Aquatic chemistry. Joihn Wiley&Sons, Inc. New York (1022 p.). ISBN: 0-471-51185-4. Faure G .(1998): Principles and applications of Geochemistry. - Prentice Hall, New Jersey

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Písemné testy.

E-learning

Other requirements

The basic konwledge from inorganic and organic chemistry

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The determination of pollution in environment (determination of geochemical background, mobility of pollutants – causes and impacts. Heavy metals in environment (importance and ecotoxicity). Organic pollutants (main groups, the basic properties, coefficient KOW, KOC, the determination of biodegradability in anaerobic and aerobic environment). The mobile analytical methods for determination of pollutants in environment (water, soil and air pollution). The methodology for sampling of soils, water and wastes. Wastes (distribution, hazardous wastes. Technology for processing and utilization of wastes. Wastes form mine activity (Acid Mine Drainage, the basis technology for decontamination). Landfills (prospection, building, monitoring, the end of activity of landfills and reclamation). Old ecological loads (definition, methods for determination of old ecological loads, utilization of Czech database systems of old loads). Technology for decontamination of soils (biological methods). Technology for determination of soils (thermic methods). Technology for decontamination of soils (physico-chemical methods). Evaluation of environmental risks. Mass balance and modelling of behaviour of risk environments in industrial areas.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B2110) Geological Engineering (2101R003) Geological Engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B2110) Geological Engineering (2101R003) Geological Engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B2110) Geological Engineering (2101R003) Geological Engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B2110) Geological Engineering (2101R003) Geological Engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (B2110) Geological Engineering (2101R003) Geological Engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B2110) Geological Engineering (2101R003) Geological Engineering P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
ECTS - FMG 2021/2022 Full-time English Optional 501 - Study Office stu. block
ECTS - FMG 2020/2021 Full-time English Optional 501 - Study Office stu. block
ECTS - FMG 2019/2020 Full-time English Optional 501 - Study Office stu. block