546-0163/01 – Soil Protection Technology (TOP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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KUP73 doc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, 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 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The study of the subject Soil Protection Technology is conceived as an applied scientific discipline for students of the field of Environmental Protection. After completing it, the student is fully aware of the complex nature of the soil environment and multidisciplinarity in its study. The student is able to characterize the basic parameters of soil from a physical, chemical, physico-chemical, biochemical and biological point of view. The student understands the connection between natural conditions and soil conditions in the Czech Republic, which can characterize and is fully aware of why it is important to protect soil and can solve selected problems associated with land use, degradation, protection and remediation.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Project work
Terrain work


The course is focused on the use, degradation, protection and remediation of soils in the industrial environment and builds on the knowledge gained in other subjects in the field. During the study are addressed questions on the legislative ensure the protection of soil, the presence of hazardous elements and persistent organic pollutants in soils, soil degradation (physical, physico-chemical, chemical, biological and environmental) and possible remedial measures for technogenic soil from the environment of old environmental burdens, mainly from environments burdened by mining and industrial activities. Special attention is paid to soil substrates of dumps, sludge ponds and other landfills after ore mining and processing.

Compulsory literature:

RANDALL, J. E. Soil Protection and Soil Improvement. Franklin Classics, 2018. 104 p. ISBN-13: 978-0342528257. BLANCO, H. and R. LAL. Principles of Soil Conservation and Management. Springer: KOROS Press Limited, 2017. 617 p. ISBN-13 978-1402087080

Recommended literature:

OTTEN, A. et al. In Situ Soil Remediation. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997. 116 p. ISBN 978-94-010-6359-3 WHITE, R. E. Principles and Practice of Soil Science The Soil As a Natural Resource. Malden (MA): Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 376 p. ISBN-13 9780632064557

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Processing of projects assigned to exercises. The course is completed by a combined exam, which has a written and oral part testing the knowledge in the range of literature, the content of lectures and exercises.


Other requirements

The study recommended literature. Complete the projects and written test to checking the knowledge in the professional literature, the content of lectures and exercises.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Pedology - its position, development and tasks. Current concept of soil, pedon, definition. 2. Physical and physico-chemical view of the soil. 3. Chemical and biochemical view of soil. 4. Biological view of soil. 5. Pedogenetic factors and soil processes. Soil taxonomy. Characteristics of soil conditions in the Czech Republic. 6. Risk elements and persistent organic pollutants in soils. 7. Physical and physico-chemical degradation of soil, chemical and biological degradation of soil in industrial environment. 8. Environmental degradation of soil. Contamination of soils by industry, mining and processing of minerals. 9. Basic methods of soil decontamination, classification. Ex-situ and in-situ methods. 10. Practical examples of the use of decontamination methods in the industrial environment. 11. Soil in the environment of old environmental burdens, methods of restoration of the original function of soils, the importance of reclamation and revitalization. 12. Soil regeneration in the post-industrial environment, the importance of biota in the restoration of soil ecosystems. 13. Legislative aspects of soil protection.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 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: Participation in lectures and exercises.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Within the ISP, the student is obliged to attend individual consultations, which will be conducted in the form of discussion on predefined and studied topics. Exercise: The student will complete the exercise in a block and hand in an individually prepared protocol based on a pre-agreed assignment.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (N0724A290012) Environmental Protection within Industry TOP P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2024/2025 (N0724A290012) Environmental Protection within Industry TOP K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (N0724A290012) Environmental Protection within Industry TOP P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (N0724A290012) Environmental Protection within Industry TOP K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0724A290012) Environmental Protection within Industry TOP P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0724A290012) Environmental Protection within Industry TOP K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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