546-0990/01 – Nanomaterials and Environment (NŽP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantorProf. Mgr. Jana Kukutschová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorProf. Mgr. Jana Kukutschová, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LES05 Prof. Mgr. Jana Kukutschová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences


Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject is focused on the complex issue of nanomaterials presence in the environment due to intentional applications or as by-products of various anthropogenic activities. Further, the issue of release, transformation and potential impact of occurence of nanomaterials in single environmental compartments is presented. Key parameters of nanomaterials having decisive impact on potential adverse effects related to occurence of nanomaterials in the environment also with respect to exposure of living organisms to these materials are emphasized. Moreover, nanomaterials as contaminants of single environmental compartments (i.e. air, water and soil) and resulting potential adverse effects are discussed together with the issue of the end phase of nanomaterials life-cycle when there are becoming wastes. Due to the exposure of living systems to nanomaterials present in the environment also the topic of nanomaterials efects on molecular, celullar and organ levels for organisms from single trophic levels is discussed. The topic of ethical aspects and legiclative framework are also included with respect to the nanomaterials assessment and applications.

Compulsory literature:

FILIPOVÁ, Zuzana, Jana KUKUTSCHOVÁ a Miroslav MAŠLÁŇ. Rizika nanomateriálů. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2012, 87 s. Učebnice. ISBN 978-80-244-3201-4. HOUDY P. Nanoethics and Nanotoxicology. Springer, 2011. ISBN: 978-3-642-20176-9. THEODORE L. and KUNZ R. G. Nanotechnology: Environmental Implications and Solutions. Wiley & Sons, 2005. ISBN: 978-0-471-69976-7.

Recommended literature:

VOGEL, Ulla, ed. Handbook of nanosafety: measurement, exposure and toxicology. London: Elsevier Academic Press, c2014. ISBN 978-0-12-416604-2. DHAWAN, Alok, Diana ANDERSON a Rishi SHANKER, ed. Nanotoxicology: experimental and computational perspectives. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018. ISBN 978-1-78262-158-4.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

oral exam


Other requirements



Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:


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 pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination   3
Mandatory attendence participation:

Show history

Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP:

Show history

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (P0724D290003) Environmental Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P0724D290003) Environmental Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0724D290003) Environmental Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0724D290003) Environmental Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner

Assessment of instruction

Předmět neobsahuje žádné hodnocení.