546-0378/03 – Introduction to Environmental Protection (UOZP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Kupka, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Tomáš Bouchal, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2008/2009Year of cancellation2014/2015
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BOU01 Ing. Tomáš Bouchal, Ph.D.
SEN082 Ing. Lucie Čajová
NAD028 Ing. Hana Nadkanská
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Combined Credit and Examination 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goal of the subject is to acquaint the students with the problems of environmental protection. The students will learn in practical exercises the skills based on the competencies of environmental engineer.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Individual consultations
Project work

Summary

Ecology, protection of environment, environmental engineering. Ecosystems, their functions and their stability. Transformation of energy and material in environment. Solar energy and its transformation, assimilation and dissimilation. Biogeochemical cycles of carbon, oxygen, water, nitrogen, phosforus, sulfur and other elements. Water as a part of biosphere, surfacewater, underground water, drinking water, technological water. Water pollution. Monitoring of water quality. Soil in environtment, pedogenesis. Physical, chemical and biological properties of soil. Soil protection and decontamination. Atmosphere, chemical composition and physical properties. Air pollution, emissions, deposition. Main pollutants: compounds of carbon, sulphur, nitrogen, halogens, solid particles. Acid rain, ozone layer depletion, greenhouse effect. Air protection. Monitoring of air pollution. Waste management and disposal. Environmental management.

Compulsory literature:

Friedman, B.: Environmental ecology. The ecological effects of pollution, disturbance and other stresses. Secon edition. California (USA), Academic Press, San Diego, 1995. Meadows, D.H., Meadows, D.L., Randers, J., Behrens, W.W.: The limits to Growth. PAN Books London, III, 1972. Meadows, D.H., Meadows, D.L., Randers, J.: Beyond the limits. Global collapse or a sustainable future. Earthscan Publ. Ltd. London, 1992. Miller, G.T.: Environmental Science - an introduction. Second edition. Wadsworth publ. company. Belmont. California, 1988. Morgan, S.: Ecology and environment: the cycles of life, Oxford University Press, USA, 1995.

Recommended literature:

RYDEN, L. (Eds.) Environmental science. The Baltic University Press, Uppsala, 2003.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

- semestrální práce, - prezentace na zadané téma - průběžná kontrola písemnou i ústní formou

E-learning

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Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1st Introduction to environmental protection. Definitions. 2nd Earth and life. Man and his environment. 3rd Damage to natural environmental components. Pollution of air and water. Damage to soils. 4th Negative impacts on the stability of ecosystems and the radiation and heat balance of the planet. 5th Effects of anthropogenic activities on the environment: agriculture and industry. Physical and chemical pollution. 6th Effects of anthropogenic activities on the environment: energy production, mining of raw materials, right. Excessive pumping of non-renewable sources of raw materials and energy. Reclamation and revitalization of the landscape. 7th Effects of anthropogenic activities on the environment: consumer lifestyle, production waste. 8th Global environmental problems. 9th Options protection of natural environmental components - technological protection. The technology of air protection, water protection and soil protection. protection Technologies the physical and chemical pollution pollution. 10th Waste management. Basic methods of waste disposal. The introduction of "clean" technologies. 11th Saving energy - Use of alternative sources.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2009/2010 Winter semester, validity until: 2011/2012 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33  15
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 36
                Written examination Written examination 50  30
                Oral Oral examination 17  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2011/2012 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R005) Environmental Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R005) Environmental Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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