C6890 Environmental Aspects of Industrial Activities

Faculty of Science
Spring 2012
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Ivan Holoubek, CSc. (lecturer)
Ing. Jitka Bečanová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Ivan Holoubek, CSc.
RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Ivan Holoubek, CSc.
Supplier department: RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Fri 9:00–10:50 409-stara KAM1
Evironmental chemistry I-III (recommended)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
- understand the environemntal impact of anthropogennic technologies
- describe the main types of technologies which affect the environment
- understand the main technological principles for the providing of clean air, water tretment and purification, waste disposal
- characterize and discuss the principles of the best available techniques and best environemntal practices and also to the disposal of the persistent substances and waste with their contents
- know the methods applicable for the remediation of contaminated soils and sediments
  • Anthropogenic environmental activities – definition, risks.
  • Main types of technologies with negative environmental effects.
  • Electric power plants – main types, present state and alternatives.
  • Incinerators.
  • Chemical industry. Petrochemical industry.
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metalurgy, production of coke.
  • Forestry products industry, pulp and paper industry.
  • Food and animal processing industries.
  • Traffic.
  • Agriculture.
  • Waste gas purification – desulfurication, denitrification, dust separation.
  • Water treatment – mechanical, chemical, biological, technological processes, sewage sludge.
  • Wastes – types, evaluation, toxicity, methods of disposal.
  • Disposal of persistent substances and wastes with their contents.
  • Remediation of contaminated soils and sediments. Physical, chemical and biological methods of remediation.
  • Kirk Othmer: Chemical technology and environment, I, II. ISBN 978-0-470-10540-5
  • KURAŠ, Mečislav, Vojtech DIRNER, Vladimír SLIVKA and Milan BŘEZINA. Odpadové hospodářství. Vyd. 1. Chrudim: Vodní zdroje Ekomonitor, 2008. 143 s. ISBN 9788086832340. info
  • SLIVKA, Vladimír, Vojtech DIRNER and Mečislav KURAŠ. Odpadové hospodářství. praktická příručka. 1. vyd. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2007. 130 s. ISBN 8024812452. info
  • SLIVKA, Vladimír, Vojtech DIRNER and Mečislav KURAŠ. Odpadové hospodářství. (ukládání odpadů do podzemních prostor) : praktická příručka. 1. vyd. Praha: MŽP ČR, 2007. 179 s. ISBN 9788024816456. info
  • ELLIOTT, David. Energy, society and environment : technology for a sustainable future. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 1997. xxv, 252. ISBN 0415145074. info
  • KURAŠ, Mečislav. Odpady, jejich využití a zneškodňování. Praha: Český ekologický ústav, 1994. 241 s. ISBN 8085087324. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Written test
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2004, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, spring 2012 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018.
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