9360-0236/02 – Nanotechnology for the environment and sustainable development (NEA)

Gurantor departmentCNT - Nanotechnology CentreCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PLA88 prof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.
SEI40 prof. Ing. Jana Seidlerová, CSc.
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

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the importance of nanotechnologies for the environment and sustainable development. Students will gain an overview in this area, which can be applied in solving their dissertation.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Students will be acquainted with the areas for which nanotechnologies and nanomaterials are important. These are nanotechnologies that bring savings in the use of materials and energy and reduce waste, as well as technologies that are used for environmental decontamination and nanotechnologies that allow detection of substances in the environment. The last area includes the negative impact of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials on the environment and human organisms.

Compulsory literature:

Nascimento, R., Pastor Ferreira, O., De Paula Vicente, A., Neto, S. Nanomaterials Applications for Environmental Matrices, Elsevier, 2019, pp. 528, ISBN: 9780128148297 Fulekar, M. H., Pathak, B. Environmental Nanotechnology. CRC Press, 2017, pp. 340, ISBN: 9781498726238 Wiesner, M., Bottero, J.-Y. Environmental Nanotechnology: Applications and Impacts of Nanomaterials,2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill Education, 2016, pp. 416, ISBN: 978-0071828444

Recommended literature:

Wang, X., Chen, X. (Eds.). Novel Nanomaterials for Biomedical, Environmental and Energy Applications (Micro and Nano Technologies). Elsevier, 2018, pp. 493, ISBN: 978-0128144978 Pillai, S. C., Lang, Y. Toxicity of Nanomaterials: Environmental and Healthcare Applications. CRC Press, 2019, pp. 246, ISBN: 9781138544307 Kharisov, B.I., Kharissova, O. V. Nanomaterials for Environmental Protection. Wiley, 2015, pp. 592, ISBN: 978-1118496978

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Verification of the achieved study results will be carried out by evaluation of the quality of the seminar work and subsequently by an oral exam.


Other requirements

Student elaborates a seminar paper on a given topic.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Nanotechnologies and their importance for the environment Legislation for applications of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials Nanotechnology and sustainable development Nanotechnology for energy production and storage "Smart" environmentally friendly materials Nanotechnology for the detection of chemicals in the environment Nanotechnology for environmental decontamination Adsorption materials for trapping pollutants Membranes and filters for wastewater and gas purification Antimicrobial materials Catalysts and photocatalysts Application of nanomaterials in food production Influence of nanotechnologies on the environment Toxicity and ecotoxicity of nanomaterials

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (P0719D270003) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0719D270003) Nanotechnology K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0719D270003) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0719D270003) Nanotechnology K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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