637-3013/01 – Metals and the Environment (KŽP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Non-ferrous Metals, Refining and RecyclingCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jitka Malcharcziková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Miroslav Kursa, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year2Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAL37 doc. Ing. Jitka Malcharcziková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Combined Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

− student will be able to describe and characterize potential sources of heavy metal pollution of air, water and soil − student will be able to describe and characterize the toxic and eco-toxic effects of selected metals, specific pollution sources and lines − student will be able to the ecological and economic aspects of the use of materials containing metals − student will be able to use their theoretical knowledge for environmental management system

Teaching methods

Lectures
Individual consultations
Tutorials
Experimental work in labs

Summary

Subject Metals and the Environment is focused on the evaluation of the heavy metals effect on the environment and humans. During the pyrometallurgical, hydrometallurgical, electrometallurgical and combined preparation processes of metals and their alloys and products based on heavy metals in contact with the environment may occur burden for all components of the environment. Students will be acquainted with the basic terms from the area toxicology, potential pollution sources of air, water and soil materials based on heavy metals. The following are specified toxic and eco-toxic effects of selected metals, specific sources and lines of contamination. The subject also includes an overview of tools and guidelines to reduce the negative impacts of production on the environment - environmental management system, analysis of product life cycle, product innovation, Eco-labeling and ecodesign applications. An integral part is an overview of valid legislation relating to this issue for Czech Republic and EU countries, including the Law on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC), pollutants registers, BREF, BAT documents and their application.

Compulsory literature:

NORDBERG, G., ed. Handbook on the toxicology of metals. 3rd ed. Burlington: Elsevier/Academic Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-12-369413-3. YU, M.-H., H. TSUNODA a M. TSUNODA. Environmental toxicology: biological and health effects of pollutants. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4398-4038-2. LANDIS, W.G. a M.-H. YU. Introduction to environmental toxicology: impacts of chemicals upon ecological systems. Boca Raton: CRC/Lewis Publishers, c2004. ISBN 1-56670-660-2. MANAHAN, S.E. Toxicological chemistry and biochemistry. 3rd ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2003. ISBN 1-56670-618-1. MALCHARCZIKOVÁ, J. Metals and the Environment. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2017.

Recommended literature:

RAO, S.R. Resource recovery and recycling from metallurgical wastes. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2006. ISBN 0-08-045131-4. ASHBY, M.F. Materials and the environment: eco-informed material choice. Waltham: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 978-0-12-385971-6.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Implementation of the final test, the results of test will be announced to the students after finishing.

E-learning

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Další požadavky na studenta

For students in the combined study: Making of seminar project on a given topic and credit test. Examples of topics of seminar project: The effect of cadmium on the environment, The effect of lead on the environment, The effect of chromium on the environment, The effect of mercury on the environment, Effect of arsenic on the environment,The seminar project will be checked by the teacher.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The environment and legislation. List of waste hazardous properties, waste catalogue. 2. Integrated prevention – IPPC, BAT, BREF. Tools and instructions on how to reduce the impact of production on the environment. 3. Registry of environmental pollution. Toxicology, toxicity and ecotoxicity - basic terms. 4. REACH and Material Safety Data Sheet. Pollutants based on heavy metals in air, water and soil. 5. Sources and processes of contamination by toxic metals, ecotoxicity and toxicity of metals. 6. Influence of lead on the environment, its toxicity and ecotoxicity, potential sources of pollution. 7. Influence of copper on the environment, its toxicity and ecotoxicity, potential sources of pollution. 8. Influence of aluminium on the environment, its toxicity and ecotoxicity, potential sources of pollution. 9. Influence of arsenic and cadmium on the environment, their toxicity and ecotoxicity, potential sources of pollution. 10. Influence of mercury on the environment, its toxicity and ecotoxicity, potential sources of pollution. Influence of selected heavy metals on the environment, their toxicity and ecotoxicity, potential sources of pollution. 11. BREF „Non-Ferrous Metals Industries“. BAT for lead, copper, aluminium.

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 2014/2015 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 40  20
        Examination Examination 60  11
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2015/2016 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T036) Advanced Engineering Materials P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T036) Advanced Engineering Materials K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T036) Advanced Engineering Materials P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
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