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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Environmental models - M240016
Title: Modelování pro ochranu životního prostředí
Guaranteed by: Department of Environmental Chemistry (240)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Rippelová Veronika Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : N240028
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Last update: Rippelová Veronika Ing. Ph.D. (23.01.2018)
The course is focused on the introduction of the multicompartments models based on basic principles of physical chemistry which are used for the prediction of the distribution and transport of polutants in the environment (abiotic and biotic). Acquired knowledge may be used to solve the issue of environmental damage, environmental accidents and risk assessment. Students will address specific examples dealing with some environment problem. The course offers practical demonstrations of selected programs for modeling environmental contamination.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Rippelová Veronika Ing. Ph.D. (22.01.2018)

Students will be able to:

  • apply theoretical knowledge of physical chemistry to estimate the distribution and transport of the pollutant in the environment
  • search physicochemical properties of the pollutants in available resources
  • understand basics of risk analysis
Literature -
Last update: Fialová Jana (17.01.2018)

A: Mackay, D.; Multimedia Environmental models - The Fugacity Approach; CRC Press, 2001, ISBN: 1-56670-542-8.

Learning resources -
Last update: Fialová Jana (17.01.2018)

lectures available on the website of the Department of Environmental Chemistry

Syllabus -
Last update: Rippelová Veronika Ing. Ph.D. (23.01.2018)

1. The chemodynamics - environment and pollutants, multi-compartments models

2. The equilibrium distribution of substances in the environment, distribution coefficients, atmospheric deposition

3. The equilibrium in natural systems, water-atmosphere

4. The equilibrium in soil environment, sorption coefficients, retardation factor

5. The equilibrium in natural systems, water-sediment

6. The equilibrium in natural systems between biotic and abiotic components

7. Transport processes - diffusive and non-diffusive processes

8. Degradation processes

9. The non-equilibrium distribution of pollutants in the environment

10. Application of multi-compartments models I

11. Application of multi-compartments models II

12. Data sources

13. RISC and risk analysis

14. Programs for modeling environmental contamination

Registration requirements -
Last update: Rippelová Veronika Ing. Ph.D. (23.01.2018)

basics of physical chemistry

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Rippelová Veronika Ing. Ph.D. (07.02.2018)

The first part of examination is final test with practical examples. Second part is an oral exam.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
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