546-0462/02 – Pollutants in the Environment (PolŽP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation2019/2020
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PLA88 prof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.
RAC20 prof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+0
Part-time Graded credit 6+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The identification of pollutants from legislation point of view. Acquire of knowledge on behaviour of pollutants in environment on the basis of their environmental properties (bioaccumulation index, ecotoxicity, Kow). The classification of hazardous components and especially hazardous components in water environment.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The aim of this course "Pollutants in the Environment" is to acquaint students with the group of compounds which have significant impact on health of inhabitants or influences the health state of ecosystems. The attention is paid to the form of occurrence and their bonding in the environment, physico-chemical properties and reactions, the procedure from the moment of their detection to the assessment of their adverse effects (risk analysis). Pollutants characteristic for individual components of environment will be defined. The attention will also be paid to compounds which occur in municipal waste waters: human and animal medicaments (hormonal preparates, medicaments for suppression of a high blood pressure, antibiotics, antidepressives, analgetics, statines etc.) components of cosmetic products, perfumes, saponates etc., and their degradation products or metabolites (in summary PPCP – Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products) which are transferred by "purified" waste waters discharged by Waste Water Treatment Plant into aqueous environment where they can influence present organism.

Compulsory literature:

Des Connell: Basic Concepts of Environmental Chemistry. 2nd.ed Boca Raton:. Taylor and Francis Group, 2005, 462s. ISBN 978-1-5667-0676-6. Berekute A.K. Handbook of Environmental Chemitsry and Toxicology. Lambert Academic Publishing. 2017, 1-248. ID:8126910 Crafword Ch.B., Quinn B..: Microplastic Pollutants. Elsevier Sciences &Technology. 1-338, ISBN 9780128094068 Harrison R.M., Cartmell E., Fawell J.: Polution, Causes, Effects and Control. 2013, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1-558. Loehr A.: Pollution Controll of Agriculture. Elsevier Sciences &Technology. 2012, 1-254. ISBN: 9780124552708 Möller D.: Chemistry for Environmental Scientists. De Gruyter, 2015, 1-380. Vallero D.: Fundamentals of Air Pollution. Elsevier Sciences &Technology. 1-999. ISBN: 9780124017337

Recommended literature:

Colbeck I. (2008): Environmental chemistry of aerosls. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd, UK, 1-272 Šráček O., Čerík M., Vencelides Z. (2013): Applications of Geochemical and reactive Transport Modeling in Hydrogeology. Vydavatelství UPOL.1-121.

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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

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Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Winter semester, validity until: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
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Graded credit Graded credit 100  51 3
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2018/2019 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T029) Mineral Biotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T029) Mineral Biotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T029) Mineral Biotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T029) Mineral Biotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

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Assessment of instruction

2016/2017 Summer