616-2023/01 – Environmental Protection (OŽP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental Protection in IndustryCredits4
Subject guarantorDr. Stanislav BartusekSubject version guarantorDr. Stanislav Bartusek
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BAR80 Dr. Stanislav Bartusek
SUT76 Ing. Petra Šutarová
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- student will receive environmental knowledge and will be able to explain the importance of basic concepts such as pollution and contaminated environments, ecotoxicity, persistence, bioaccumulation, pollutants, sustainable development. - student will be able to characterize the basic processes that lead to pollution of the environment (natural and anthropogenic) and to understand currently implemented corrective measures - student will be able to formulate the basic problems related to environmental protection - student will be able to apply their theoretical knowledge in other subjects studied - student will be able to find possible solutions to the requirements for sustainable development with regard to their continuing professional profiling - on the examples of various theoretical and practical knowledge student will be able to demonstrate procedures leading to minimization of negative impacts

Teaching methods



The subject provides basic knowledge in ecology and environmental protection. It is an introductory subject for the study and application of this issue in further studies in follow-up technical subjects. Students are acquainted with procedures in environmental protection as a whole, but also protection of individual environmental compartments.

Compulsory literature:

CURRAN, Mary Ann. Environmental life-cycle assessment. New York: McGraw-Hill, c1996. ISBN 0-07-015063-X. ADAMS, William Mark. Future nature: a vision for conservation. London: Earthscan, 1996. ISBN 1-85383-304-5. KUMMEL, P.; POPP, S.: Umvelt chemie. 1. Aufl. Leipzig, Deutscher verlag für Grundstoffindustrie, 1988, 312 p. ISBN 3-342-00313-8.

Recommended literature:

FARMER Andrew. Handbook of environmental protection & Enforcement. Principles and practices. Edited by Earthscan, UK and USA, 2007, ISBN-13, 978-1-84407-309-2.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

- credit test - active participation in exercises - excursion reports



Other requirements

- active participation in exercises - excursion reports


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Introductory lecture, Ecological functions of the state. Ecological policy of Environment of Czech Republic. Protection and creation of an environment. Tools for environmental management regulatory, economic, informational and institutional). 2.Basic concepts and relationships in ecology. Environment. Biotic components of the environment. Ecosystem. The flow of energy. Productivity. Trophic structure. Food ( trophic ) chain. The effect of environmental factors. Limiting factors and production. Transformative effects. 3.Energy and the environment. Energy in ecological concepts. Man and Energy. Natural sources of energy. 4.Air pollution. Pollution and air pollution. The nature and characteristics of pollutants. Air pollution limits. Concentration (content) of pollutants. Measurement and calculation of emissions. 5.Air pollution. Modeling and dispersion of pollutants. Measures in relation to the improvement of the situation. 6.Water pollution. Features and functions of water. Water pollution. The nature and characteristics of pollutants. Permitted water pollution. Calculating the concentration of pollutants. Biochemical processes in the water. 7.Water pollution. Waste water treatment plants. 8.Pollution of soils. Soil characteristics and functions. The nature and characteristics of pollutants. Allowable soil pollution. 9.Pollution by wastes. Basic concepts and relationships. Types and classification of waste. Creation, use and disposal of waste. 10.Priority of waste management. waste processing technologies. 11.Pollution by physical effects. Noise. Ionizing radiation. Electromagnetic radiation. Thermal effects of pollution. 12.Global environmental pollution. Acid rain. Climate change. Warming of the Earth. The ozone layer of the Earth. Smog. 13.The consequences of environmental degradation. The consequences of changes in environmental degradation. Contamination of the food chain. The toxicity and genotoxicity of pollutants. Persistence and bioaccumulation of pollutants. 14.Environmental pollution by industrial company - metallurgical company closed cycle of production.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 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 40  5
        Examination Examination 60 (60) 10
                Písemná zkouška Written examination 35  5
                Ústní zkouška Oral examination 25  5
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 80% presence in excercises

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0712A130004) Chemical and environmental engineering OZP P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (B0712A130004) Chemical and environmental engineering OZP P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (B0712A130004) Chemical and environmental engineering OZP P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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