Environmental Engeneering - AB240003
Title: Environmental Engeneering
Guaranteed by: Department of Environmental Chemistry (240)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
Additional information: http://uchop.vscht.cz/predmety/zozp
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Šír Marek Ing. Ph.D.
Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : B240003, N240009
Examination dates   
Annotation -
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The syllabus addresses the essentials of environmental protection measures, focusing on state-of-art technology. It covers air, water and soil cleanliness protection. Various technologies applied for waste gas, waste water and waste treatment are discussed, focussing mainly on prevention of environmental pollution. Students are explained essentials of the applicable legislative framework and its development trends. The syllabus provides students with a basis for further studies and research covering additional specific environmental protection topics.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able to:

Key takeaways - Description and explanation of basic and current waste treatment technologies (covering waste gas, water and solid waste), reduction of environmental pollution footprint

Understanding of key legislation covering environmental protection and waste management

Incentive to develop new environmental protection methods and technologies during studies at the ICT

Literature -
Last update: Březina Milan Ing. CSc. (17.10.2019)

Kutz, Myer. (2018). Handbook of Environmental Engineering. John Wiley & Sons.

Jain, Ravi Urban, Lloyd Balbach, Harold Webb, Diana M.. (2012). Handbook of Environmental Engineering Assessment - Strategy, Planning, and Management. Elsevier

Reynolds, Joseph P. Jeris, John S. Theodore, Louis. (2002). Handbook of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Calculations. John Wiley & Sons.

Learning resources -
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internet www.vscht.cz

websites of departments 240, 217 and 218

Syllabus -
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1. Water resources on Earth, Water as a strategic natural resource, Wastewater definition, Re-use and recycling water, classification of pollutants

2. Legislation covering water protection, sewage networks typology, processes for cleaning wastewater, Wastewater treatment plant, Centralised and decentralised systems

3. Application of aerobic biological processes in wastewater treatment, types of activation systems, biofilm reactors and their basic biological parameters, nutrient removal from wastewater

4. Application of anaerobic biological processes in wastewater treatment and sludge reduction, categories of industrial wastewater and specifics of their treatment, usage and treatment of wastewater sludge

5. Basic terms, Air protection treatment processes, Legislation, Nitrogen oxides reduction, Particulates control

6. Sulphur oxide emissions reduction; Origin, basic strategies, desulfurization of coal, desulfurization of flue gases

7. Carbon dioxide emissions reduction, Kyoto protocol, Road transportation and catalysts

8. Eliminating hydrochloride and hydro fluoride acid vapour, Dioxins reduction

9. Basic terms of waste management, applicable legislation

10. Origin and waste classification

11. Usage and minimisation of waste

12. Elimination methods per waste classification, new strategies in waste management, Cleaner production

13. Different industrial waste and related treatment methods

14. Contaminated soil and decontamination techniques

Registration requirements -
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No prerequsities

Course completion requirements -
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Written part of the exam must be classified at least E, then student may take the oral part of the exam.