542-0312/03 – Environmental Protection in Opencast Mining (OŽPLD)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits2
Subject guarantorIng. Martin Hummel, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Milan Mikoláš, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2002/2003Year of cancellation2006/2007
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesMaster
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HUM72 Ing. Martin Hummel, Ph.D.
JAR60 Ing. Mária Jarolimová, Ph.D.
MIK56 doc. Ing. Milan Mikoláš, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Aim subject is education and assumption problems primary objective environmentalism at opencast mining and practice at compliance legislature ČR.

Teaching methods



Students are introducing with the influence of surface mining on environment. The subject describes influence of coal surface mining and mining of construction materials in quarries to the environment, influence of mining ventilation and chemical gas wastes to biosphere etc. include removing the impacts of surface mining upon the landscape environment.

Compulsory literature:

B.A. Kennedy.: Surface Mining - 2nd ed.. - Littleton : Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, c1990 - xi, 1194 s. : il., mapy 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

Semestral project


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Syllabus of lectures: 1st Ecology and Environment. 2nd Caring for the environment and environmental management. 3rd Consequences of changes worsening environment. 4th Main legislation tying the issue to the environment. 5th Lithosphere and its effect on mining activities. 6th Pedosphere and its effect on open pit activities. 7th Hydrosphere and its effect on open pit activities. 8th Atmosphere and its effect on open pit activities. 9th Waste management, categorization of waste repository. 10th Main sources of waste in the mining and mineral processing of building materials. 11th The importance of remediation and reclamation works for the environment. 12th Mechanization and resources for remediation and reclamation work. 13th Remedial work and techno-economic stage of reclamation in the terrain affected by surface mining of commercial minerals. 14th Bio-economic stage of the reclamation works.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (145) 51
        Examination Examination 100  0
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2005/2006 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan
2003/2004 (M2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan

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