541-0566/06 – Methods of Environment Decontaminations (MDKP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Acquisition of konwledges from the area of contemporary technologies for decontamination oriented in the area of soils and uderground water. Comprehension of technological principles: thermic methods, physico-chemiocal methods, biodegradable methods. Analysis for determination of actual limits for decontamination on the basis of knowledge the technological efficiency and bulk loads of area. The methods for evaluation of technological efficiency.

Teaching methods



The course is focused on the field of the dynamically developing environmental technologies for decontamination of soils and ground waters. Students are also acquainted with basic legislation related to ecological loads including methodology for risk analysis.

Compulsory literature:

Holliday G., Deuel L.: Guidebook for Waste and Soil Remediation: For NonHazardous Petroleum and Salt-Contaminated Sites. 2008, ASME, 1-288. Jacobs, J. A., J. H. Lehr and S. M. TESTA (eds.). Acid mine drainage, rock drainage, and acid sulfate soils: causes, assessment, prediction, prevention, and remediation. Hoboken: Wiley, 2014. ISBN 978-0-470-48786-0 Ram M., Andreescu E.S., Hanming D.: Nanotechnology for environmental decontamination. 2011, McGraw -Hill Professional. 1-445. Simon T. (2014): Environmental Risk Assessment: A toxicological approach. CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1-406

Recommended literature:

Huang P.M., Li Y., Sumner E.M. (2011): Handbook of Soil Sciences: Properties and Processes, Second Edition. CRC Press Taylor and Francis, 1 -1442. Simon T. (2014): Environmental Risk Assessment: A toxicological approach. CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1-406 Reddy K.R., Cameselle C. (2009): Electrochemical remediation Technologies for Polluted Soils, Sediments and Groundwater Wiley, New Jersey Kebria D.Y., Taghizadeh M., Camacho J.V., Latifi N. (2016): Remediation of PCE contaminated clay soil by coupling electrokinetics with zero-valent iron permeable reactive barrier Environ Earth Sci, 75 , p. 699

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Students knowledge are verified in elaborate semestral programme, which come out for the lessons and také into consideration of student ability to practice the gained informations.


Other requirements

The basic knowledge from inorganic and organic chemistry (nomenclature).


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Old ecological loads. The basic concepts and definitive criteria for evaluation of soil contamination. 2.Foreign matters in soils and underground waters, the basic physico-chemical properties of risk elements. The heavy metals in soils and their migration ability. Geochemical barriers. 3.Risk analysis. Methods for calculation of risks. Planar and spatial determination of contamination. The possibility of determination of pollution dissemination . The methods of explorations. 4.Risk elements in soils – occurence and conditions influencing mobility. 5.Biological method for decontamination. Principles. The case studies: phenols, oil hydrocarbons, PAHs. 6.Physico-chemical methods for soil decontamination technology. In-situ technology: pneumatic agitation, soil washing, degassing, solidification/stabilisation. Ex-situ technology: oxidation/reduction, catalyzed decomposition, dehalogenization with glycol, soil washing, extraction with solvents, destilation. 7.The management with wastes with high content of biodegradable matter. Anaerobic and aerobic technologies. 8.Thermic methods for soil decontamination. In-situ: evaporisation of vapours from soils, vitrification. Ex-situ: low temperature desorption, high temperature desorption, vitrification, combustion, pyrolysis and steam extractions. Co-combustion of wastes in large power unit. 9.Other technology for soil decontamination – electrokinetic technologies. 10.Co-combustion of wastes in large energetic installation/ technology „Zero Waste“. 11.Technology for underground water decontamination: stripping, air sparing, passive protection, bioreactors, biofiltration, filtration, membrane technology, adsorption. 12.Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) – genesis, natural processes. Technology for minimization of AMD from waste rocks and mines. Utilization of spoil rock for construction from the point of view of sulphate corrosion. 13.Landfilling. Conditions for locality selection. Conditions for geotechnical protection of landfill. Monitoring during landfilling and after finishing landfilling. 14.Landfills recultivation.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-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 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18 3
Mandatory attendence participation: attendance at lectures recommended, other forms of teaching min. 75% účast na přednáškách doporučená, na ostatních formách výuky min. 75%

Show history

Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Participation in agreed guided consultations 100%. Processing seminar papers according to the assignment. Presentation of results of seminar papers.

Show history

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (N0724A290004) Petroleum Engineering P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2023/2024 (N0724A290004) Petroleum Engineering P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (N0724A290004) Petroleum Engineering P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290004) Petroleum Engineering P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290004) Petroleum Engineering P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner

Assessment of instruction

Předmět neobsahuje žádné hodnocení.