546-0845/01 – Remediation technologies (ST)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Václav Dombek, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Václav Dombek, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation2016/2017
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DOM0011 doc. RNDr. Václav Dombek, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1
Part-time Credit and Examination 6+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Acquisition of skills and knowledge areas of the emerging environmental technologies for soil decontamination, waste, surface water and groundwater. Students are well versed in the basic legislation relating to ecological burdens, including basic principles and methodology of risk analysis.

Teaching methods



Content of the course is focused on the field of dynamically developing environmental technologies for decontamination of soils and underground waters. Students will be acquinted also with basic legislation which has relationship to ecological burdens including methods for risk analysis.

Compulsory literature:

Integrované sanační technologie. Edited by Vít Matějů. Vyd. 1. Chrudim: Vodní zdroje Ekomonitor, 2016. 263 s. ISBN 978-80-86832-91-3. Kompendium sanačních technologií. Edited by Vít Matějů. Vyd. 1. Chrudim: Vodní zdroje Ekomonitor, 2006. 255 s. ISBN 80-86832-15-5. Innovative Remediation Technologies: Field-Scale Demonstration Projects in North America, 2nd Edition, 2000 (EPA 542-B-00-004)

Recommended literature:

EPA/542/B-94/013 NTIS PB95-104782. Remediation technologies, screening matrix and reference guide. The Remediation Technologies Screening Matrix, ., Federal Remediation Technology Roundtable , US EPA, Version 4.0 The Guide to Documenting Cost and Performance for Remediation Projects (EPA-542-B-95-002) Raclavská H. (1998): Znečištění zemin a metody jejich dekontaminace. Skripta VŠB-TUO (116 s.). ISBN: 80-7078-508-X. www.epa.gov www.frtr.gov http//clu-in.org/remediation/

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Presentation of term work of at least 30 minutes.


Other requirements

Preparation and presentation of term work on a topic chosen remediation project or remediation technologies.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to the issue of environmental burdens: Causes, basic terms, types of pollutants, sources of information. 2. Legislative framework and financial aspects of removing contamination. 3. Basic terms and terminology of remediations. 4. The practical aspects of old ecological burdens, classification and division of remediation technologies. 5. Thermal remediation methods Combustion technology , thermal desorption systems , pyrolysis techniques, plasma ARC systems, vitrification technology. Evaluation of individual technologies. 6. Physical remediation methods I: The technology of verticall walls, methods of gas extraction (extraction of soil vapors - SVE), SVE support (air sparging technology, direct injection, concept of dynamic underground stripping, two-phase extraction method, technology, pneumatic and hydraulic breaking, supporting thermal processes). Evaluation of individual technologies. 7. Physical remediation methods II: Washout technologie, technology of extraction with solvent, extraction into macroporous polymers electrokinetic technology (elektrorecultivation). Evaluation of individual technologies. 8. Chemical and physico-chemical remediation technologies I: Dechlorination technologies: base-catalyzed decomposition (BCD), mechanochemical dehalogenation (MCD), dehalogenation with alkali metal glycolates, technology of solvating electrons, soudium method, chemical reduction in gas phase (GPRS). Evaluation of individual technologies. 9. Chemical and physico-chemical remediation technologies II: Stabilization and solidification processes, technologies using chemical redox processes, the radiolytic decomposition. Evaluation of individual technologies. 10. Chemical and physico-chemical remediation technologies III: Applications of nanotechnologies, in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO), chemical oxidation ex situ, supercritical oxidation (SWCO), advanced oxidation processes (AOP), chemical reduction, solar photodegradations. Evaluation of individual technologies. 11. Biological remediation methods I: Basic conditions for the functioning of biodegradation technologies. Basic concepts and approaches. Division of bioremediation technologies. 12. Biological remediation methods II: Bioremediation in the suspension systém, aeration technology, biotransormations, bioimmobilisation, biostabilisation, biologically reactive barriers. Division of bioremediation technologies. 13. Biological remediation methods III: Solid-phase bioremediation, phytoremediation processes, bioslurping technology, the possibility of groundwater in situ remediation, natural attenuation methods. Evaluation of individual technology. 14. Combined remediation techniques, News and current trends in remediation technologies.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester, validity until: 2016/2017 Summer 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 30  20
        Examination Examination 70  40
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