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 typesFollow-up Master, Bachelor
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

- continuous examination orally and in writing - submission of the final seminar work - passing the written and oral exam


Other requirements

Knowledge from previous studies, especially in the field of physics, chemistry, mathematics and and general environmental protection.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Composition and structure of the atmosphere, its role, significance and protection 2. Thermal stratification of the atmosphere, stability classes (stability, indifference, lability). Vertical temperature gradient. 3. Pressure, basic quantities, atmospheric fronts, atmospheric circulation. 4. Air flow (basic types of flow in the atmosphere - laminar, convection, subsidence, turbulence, advection, geospheric and cyclospheric wind, meteorological characteristics). 5. Water in the atmosphere, humidity, condensation, fog, clouds (classification) 6. Meteorology (measurement and processing of basic meteorological characteristics (temperature, humidity, pressure, precipitation, heliograph, anemometer) 7. Air pollution - emissions, immissions, transfer, deposition, distribution of pollutants - characteristics, properties, sources of air pollution (distribution in terms of industry, place of leakage, etc.) 8. Greenhouse effect (causes, description, consequences) 9. Ozone depletion (causes, description, consequences), smog (causes, description, basic division, consequences) 10. Characteristic harmful effects on fauna and humans, characteristic harmful effects on vegetation 11. Characteristic harmful effects on inanimate nature 12. Measurement of immissions and evaluation of air quality 13. Mathematical modeling, propagation of ZL in the air (shapes of smoke sidings), scattering studies 14. Air protection legislation (implementing legal regulations, IRZ, ISPOP, etc.)

Conditions for subject completion

Part-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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