546-0426/08 – Air Protection ( OchOvzd)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOD009 Ing. Jana Kodymová, 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 6+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Main target of subject is offering fundamental information about air (atmosphere) protection. The subject also contains an overview of equipment and techniques used for air protection and for creating the optimal environmental conditions.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work
Other activities


The subject deals with issues of air protection against unfavourable effects of industrial activity. Influences of individual harmful substances and also consequences of specific industrial technologies and existing possibilities and methods of their elimination are assessed. Attention is paid above all to possibilities of implementation of new technologies, separators, chemical treatment of exhaust gases and supplementary processes.

Compulsory literature:

BOUBEL R. W., FOX D. L.,TURNER B., STERN A.C.: Fundamentals of Air Pollution (Third Edition), Academic Press, Inc., 1994 Airbase - the European Air Quality Database. (2013) Available at: http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/airbase-theeuropean-air-quality-database-7 IKEFUJI, M., MAGNUS J.R., SAKAMOTO, H.: The effect of health benefits on climate change mitigation policies (2014) Climatic Change, 126 (1-2). BRANC M., HORÁK, J., OCHODEK, T.: Fine particle emissions from combustion of wood and lignite in small furnaces (2011) Environment Protection Engineering, 37 (2), pp. 123-132

Recommended literature:

STERN, N.: The economics of climate change: The stern review (2007) The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review, 9780521877251, pp. 1-692. STOHL, A., AAMAAS, B., AMANN, M., BAKER, L.H., BELLOUIN, N., BERNTSEN, T.K., BOUCHER, O., (...), ZHU, T.: Evaluating the climate and air quality impacts of short-lived pollutants (Open Access) (2015) Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15 (18), pp. 10529-10566. Operational air pollution modelling in the UK-Street canyon applications and challenges (2007) Atmospheric Environment, 41 (22), pp. 4622-4637. FUZZI, S., BALTENSPERGER, A., CARSLAW, K., DECESARI, S., DENIER Van Der GON, H., FACCHINI, M.C., FOWLER, D., (...), GILARDONI, S.: Particulate matter, air quality and climate: Lessons learned and future needs (Open Access) (2015) Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15 (14), pp. 8217-8299.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

The results will be verified on the basis of the seminar work and the exam.


Other requirements

Students are trying to create a dispersion study using SW SYMOS (including written professional accompanying text), as well as practicing some recalculations used for measuring and calculating emissions and excursions.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Composition and composition of the atmosphere and its role, importance and protection, distribution of LZO (from a physical point of view, from a chemical point of view, from the origin point of view) and sources of LZO (from a geometric point of view, etc.) 2. Temperature regime of the atmosphere, temperature layer and stability classes (stability, indifference, lability). Vertical temperature gradient. 3. Pressure, basic quantities, barric field and barric formations, atmospheric queues. 4. Air in the atmosphere, humidity and its characteristics. Cloud (cloud classification). 5. Air flow (basic types of air flow - laminar, convection, subsidence, turbulence, advection, geospheric wind, meteorological wind characteristics). 6. Air pollution through transport (major emitted substances, catalyst, etc.), air pollution by industry and energy 7. Characteristic effects of LZOs on the environment (living nature, inanimate nature) 8. Physical and chemical properties of solid pollutants (shape, size, surface, electrical, physical properties) 9. Basic separation principles (gravity, inertia, centrifugal, electrical, diffusion), basic physicochemical methods in case of separation of gaseous pollutants (absorption, adsorption, thermal processes, condensation processes, biotechnology) 10. Basic conditions for one-off (discontinuous) measurement emissions (conditions of operating mode, stationarity, instrumentation), preparation of measurements (source inspection, plan and preparation of measurements), units used and recalculations, related and preliminary measurements (determination of piping dimensions, temperature, density and rate of exhaust gas) 11. Measurement of solids concentration by gravimetric method (selection of measuring point, measuring environment and safety of work), determination of the number and positioning of measuring points in the measurement, determination of the position of supply points in circular and rectangular pipelines) 12. Access flanges, determination of flow characteristics, determination of values for sampling control, selection of suction tube, sampling isokonetics, devices, equipment and materials, evaluation of measurement results, measurement of basic ZL by instrument and manual methods (requirements for sampling and requirements for the evaluation part) , processing of measured data, evaluation of measurement uncertainty 13. Mathematical modeling, propagation of ZL in air (shapes of smoke sidings), dispersion studies 14. Monitoring and assessment of air quality (meteorological garden, AMS), damaging the thermal and radiation functions of the atmosphere and global aspects of atmospheric protection (energy-climate package, trading and emission allowances)

Conditions for subject completion

Full-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  34
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Submission of a seminar paper on a chosen topic and participation in excursions. Passing the final exam.

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