546-0692/01 – Environmental Protection (OchTŽP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Vojtech Dirner, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Vojtech Dirner, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year2Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2007/2008Year of cancellation2013/2014
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BOU01 Ing. Tomáš Bouchal, Ph.D.
DIR40 prof. Ing. Vojtech Dirner, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+1
Combined Graded credit 6+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To be familiar with environmental issues in general terms. To distinguish the different approaches to estimate and find the best solutions for specific environmental issues. Students will be able to provide informations for work with practice, demonstrate and evaluate a general overview of the issue. Comparing the different approaches and confrontation with practice. Prove to show results and solve problems with high quality of work and all by itself. Demonstrate communication skills (speaking and active writing), to handle technical terminology.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Individual consultations
Tutorials
Project work
Other activities

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. 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:

Meadows, D.H., Meadows, D.L., Randers, J.: Beyond the limits. Global collapse or a sustainable future. Earthscan Publ. Ltd. London, 1992.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

processing seminar work

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to environmental protection. Definition of basic concepts. 2. Earth and life. Man and his environment. 3. Damage to the natural components of the environment. Pollution of air and water. Damage to soils. 4. Negative impacts on ecosystem stability and radiation and heat balance of the planet. 5. The effects of anthropogenic activities on the environment : agriculture and industry. 6. Physical and chemical pollution. The effects of anthropogenic activities on the environment : energy production , resource extraction , transportation. Excessive consumption of limited resources of raw materials and energy. Reclamation and revitalization of the landscape. 7. The effects of anthropogenic activities on the environment : consumerism , waste production. 8. Global environmental problems. 9. Options to protect natural environmental components - technical protection. Technology protection of air, water and soil protection . Technology protection against physical and chemical pollution pollution. 10. Waste management. Basic methods of waste disposal. The introduction of "clean " technologies. 11. Save energy - Use of alternative sources.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2011/2012 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded exercises evaluation Graded credit 100 (100) 0
        Other task type Other task type 100  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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