541-0149/01 – Remediation technology (RaRvOB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master, Bachelor
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 Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The basic goal of the subject is acquaint the students with methodology of evaluation of environmental risks, the choice of decontamination technology qualified by the method of utilization of area and waste management for technological solution of brownfields. Acknowledgement: students prove theoretical and practical knowledge from remediation technologies and managing of their principles for choice of technology from the point of view to achievement of concentration limits on the basis of case studies. Skills: development of independence, strategy for decision making for choice of remediation technology.

Teaching methods



Overview of industrial branches and their impact on environment (water, soil and contamination of buildings). Industrial branches – typical pollutants (European database system – Kloke lists). The basis physic-chemical, toxicological properties of pollutants, their mobility in environment. The evaluation of environmental risks: the definition, basic terms. The methodology for evaluation of risks, evaluation of hazardous properties o chemical matter and their mixtures. Evaluation of risks for terrestric and aquatic ecosystems. Case studies, the prediction of influence of chemical compounds on the basis of chemical structure (ECOSTAR), ecotoxicity tests. Principles of remediation technology. Procedure for evaluation of optimal technologies. Bioremediation technologies for soil decontamination. Technological possibilities (limits), optimization of technology, the request for protection of areas for decontamination. Remediation technology for underground water. Thermic methods – principles, possibilities, limits, pollutants. Physical and chemical methods for remediation technology – stabilisation/solidification. Principles, possibilities. Limits. Waste management with remediation technology for brownfields. Technology and materials for land reclamation of brownfields.

Compulsory literature:

Bagaeen S., Clark C., Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sites. Routlege, Oxon, USA, 2016, 1-213. ISBN: 978-1-315-62178-4 Hollander J., Kirkwood N., Gold J., Principles of Brownfield Regeneration. Cleanup, Design and Reuse of Derelict Land. Island Press Washington, 2011, 1-152. ISBN: 9781597267229. Hubbart W.D., The Failure of Risk Management: Why It's Broken and How to Fix It. 2009. John Wiley. Hula R.C. Reclaiming Brownfields: A Comparative Analysis of Adaptive Reuse of Contaminated Properties. Routledge, 2016, 1-406. ISBN: 1317070623. Todd D., Scott S.: Brownfields: A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated Property. 2011, 3rd Edition. American Bar Association. 1-1145. ISBN-10: 1616320001

Recommended literature:

Hargreaves J.S.J., Pulford I.D., Balakrishnan M., Batra V.S. (2013): Conversion of large scale wastes into value added products. CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1-174. Pichtel J. (2014): Waste management practices: Municipal, hazardous and industrial. 2nd Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1-680. http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Elaboration of semestral work. Its fulfillment is continuously checked during seminars by system of actualized tasks.


Other requirements

The ability to work with specialized literature in foreign language. There are no further requirements for the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Introduction. Old ecological loads, brownfields. The differences, definition, the information on deterioration landscape. 2.Old ecological loads. Criterion for evaluation of groundwater contamination and soil contamination. The basic physico-chemical and chemical properties of soils. 3.Legislation and the methods for evaluation of old ecological loads. 4.Extraneous compounds in soil and ground water. The main pollutants present in brownfields. Persistent organic Pollutants, risk elements – the ocurence, behaviour, properties. 5.Risk analysis. The method of determination. Sampling. The determination of area extent of contamination. The method for surveying. 6.Mobility of pollutants (condition in environment and factors influencing mobility). The basic technologic possibilities for migration prevention. 7.Biological methods for soil decontamination. Principles of biological method decontamination. Case study of phenols biodegradations, polyaromatic hydrocarbons and nonpolar hydrocarbons. 8.Physico-chemical method soil decontamination: soil sparging, washing, extraction, degasation, dehalogenation, stabilisation/solidification. 9.Thermic methods of soil decontamination. The basic energetic parameter for fuels and combustion. Thermic desorption (low temperature and high temperature). Vitrification. Combustion. Pyrolysis. 10.Co-combustion of waste. Technology “Zero-Waste” for energetic instalations and power plants. 11.The other technologies for soil decontamination. Electrokinetic soil decontamination. 12.Technology for underground water processing: stripping, air sparging, passive protection: barriers, bioreactors and biofiltration, ionexes, precipitation, UV-oxidation, membrane separation, O3-oxidation. 13.Technology for underground water processing: sorption processes. 14.Landfills. Technology for landfills reclamation. The mineral raw materials and wastes for reclamation. Geotechnical protection of landfills, monitoring of ground water (parameters, borehole position), recultivation systems.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  15
        Examination Examination 65  40 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Physical presence at or online (60%)

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0724A290007) Brownfields Technical Redevelopment BM K Czech Most 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0724A290007) Brownfields Technical Redevelopment BM K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0724A290007) Brownfields Technical Redevelopment BM P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290007) Brownfields Technical Redevelopment BM K Czech Most 2 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290007) Brownfields Technical Redevelopment BM P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290007) Brownfields Technical Redevelopment BM K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290007) Brownfields Technical Redevelopment BM K Czech Most 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290007) Brownfields Technical Redevelopment BM K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290007) Brownfields Technical Redevelopment BM P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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