541-0566/07 – 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 graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CER0095 Ing. Jana Bouchalová, Ph.D.
KAN0051 Ing. Pavel Kantor
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

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

Písemný test, ústní zkouška.


Other requirements

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


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Old ecological loads. The basic concepts and definitive criteria for evaluation of soil contamination. 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. Risk analysis. Methods for calculation of risks. Planar and spatial determination of contamination. The possibility of determination of pollution dissemination . The methods of explorations.Biological methods soil decontamination. Principles. Bacterial activity, technology in situ and ex situ. The case studies: phenols, oil hydrocarbons, PAHs. 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. The managment with wastes with high content of biodegradable matter. Anaerobic and aerobic technologies. 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. Other technology for soil decontamination – electrokinetic technologies. Technology for underground water decontamination: stripping, air sparing, passive protection, bioreactors, biofiltration, filtration, membrane technology, adsorption. Technology for reclamation of landfills. Monitoring.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: doplnit, doplnit, doplnit, doplnit,doplnit.

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2022/2023 (N0532A330041) Applied Geology K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0532A330041) Applied Geology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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