542-0261/09 – Mining and the Environment (HŽP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Martin Hummel, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Martin Hummel, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HUM72 Ing. Martin Hummel, Ph.D.
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 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim is for students to be able to assess the effects of mining on the environment and define how to prevent negative impacts.

Teaching methods

Project work


The course deals with the description of the environment and its components, the influence of mining on the individual components of the environment. Analysis of the mining operation leads to define which factors are more that are less essential and how they can be reduced. Furthermore, the subject deals with the remediation and reclamation areas affected by mining.

Compulsory literature:

KENNEDY, Bruce A., ed. Surface mining. 2nd ed. Littleton: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, c1990, 1194 s ISBN 0-87335-102-9 (váz.)978-0-87335-102-7.

Recommended literature:

HUMMEL, M.: Mining and Environment, Ostrava, 2005

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

control test


Other requirements

Participation in the consultation and monitoring reports submitted during the semester.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1st Basic concepts, environmental legislation, organizational structure 2nd The impact of deep mining on the environment, the impact of mining activities on surface tips, settlement trough 3rd Effect on the landscape caused by surface mining and quarrying 4th Work environment and hygiene, physical properties and protection against adverse effects on health 5th Using a storage area for mine waste, waste disposal, recycling 6th Air pollution by mining and quarrying, scattering, separation of solid emissions 7th Disposal of mine water, waste water purification 8th Effects of environmental destruction caused by mining companies, old mine workings, methane 9th Fossil fuels, new energy sources, secondary energy sources 10th Risk to environment during the mining of uranium ore mining, chemical production 11th Nuclear power, waste disposal 12th Transport of excavated materials, means of transport and their impact on the environment 13th Soil degradation, thermal desorption 14th Reclamation of land devastated by mining and quarrying Exercise: 1st 123/98Sb Act. About Environment 2nd Reclamation of former mine in Ostrava - Excursion 3rd Nature and landscape 114/92Sb. 4th Measurement noise, vibration, temperature, radiation 5th Air 309/91 6th Monitoring of air pollution, excursions - Hydrometeorological Institute 7th Water Act 14/98 8th Mining Act in relation to environmental 9th Waste management legislation in 10th Preservation of agricultural land 231/99Sb. 11th Reclamation work in the industrial area of Ostrava 12th Environmental Impact Assessment - 244/92Sb. 13th Construction Law 14th Internet use in the environmental

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 points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: ==============

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (B0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (B0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0724A290002) Mining of Mineral Resources P English Ostrava 3 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