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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Laboratory of sustainability and circular economy - M241004
Title: Laboratorní projekt programu Udržitelnost a oběhové hospodářství
Guaranteed by: Department of Sustainability and Product Ecology (241)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:6
E-Credits: winter s.:6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/6, MC [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Kočí Vladimír prof. Ing. Ph.D., MBA
Trecáková Tatiana Ing. et Ing. Ph.D.
Annotation -
Students will get acquainted with practical applications of environmental assessment of large technological units acquired during studies at the Institute of Chemical Technology (focusing on sustainable energy technologies, water treatment and purification systems, air protection, waste treatment, green chemistry and decontamination). Students then choose a project from the topics listed at the Department of Sustainability and Project Ecology, or in agreement with the course teachers bring their own topic with a focus on their research activities or diploma/bachelor the thesis supervisor and then the project must be defended before a commission composed of mentors and subject teachers.
Last update: Kočí Vladimír (07.03.2022)
Aim of the course -

Students will gain practical knowledge in the implementation of LCA and LCAA methods in the product design and of larger technological units in the fields of sustainable energy, water treatment and purification systems, air protection, waste treatment, green chemistry and decontamination. Students will became familiar with various methods of evaluation and principles of determining uncertainties and process optimization. Students will gain practical knowledge in the processing of a comprehensive technical text within the individual laboratory project developed by him with the possibility of focusing on their activities (within DP, research, BP, etc.) and extend their analysis to another dimension, ie environmental aspect.

Last update: Kočí Vladimír (07.03.2022)
Literature -

According to the recommendations of lecturers and mentors of individual laboratory projects.

Last update: Kočí Vladimír (07.03.2022)
Learning resources -

Study materials according to the assigned topic and instructions of the supervisor.

Last update: Kočí Vladimír (07.03.2022)
Syllabus -

1. Introductory lecture - Aspects of design and implementation of large technological units with the implementation of the principles of sustainability and circular economy - waste x product, presentation and selection of individual projects

2. Assessment of environmental aspects I. - sustainable energy technologies and systems - joint laboratory project (SPL)

3. Assessment of environmental aspects II. - technologies and systems of water treatment and purification - SPL

4. Assessment of environmental aspects III. - air protection technologies and systems - SPL

5. Assessment of environmental aspects IV. - technologies and systems of waste treatment - SPL

6. Evaluation of environmental aspects V. - technologies and systems mining, production and processing of raw materials - SPL - (builds on the knowledge gained in the subjects Urban Mining and Raw Material Safety)

7. Assessment of environmental aspects VI. - technologies and systems for treatment / decontamination of contaminated materials - SLP

8. Assessment of environmental aspects VII. - technologies and systems of so-called green chemistry - SLP

9. Evaluation of uncertainties and application of optimization methods on a selected technological unit (2nd - 8th) - GLP

10. Presentation and opposition of the research part of the individual laboratory project (ILP)

11. Elaboration and consultation with mentors - ILP

12. Elaboration and consultation with mentors - ILP

13. Expert lecture - Application of environmental assessment approaches to reduce the impact of technologies and achieve future goals of the EU and the Czech Republic in the field of implementation of sustainability and circular economy approaches

14. Final presentation of ISP

Last update: Kočí Vladimír (07.03.2022)
Registration requirements -

a) completion of the course M241002 - Laboratory of Product Ecology, alternatively

b) Knowledge and practical experience in modeling in the OpenLCA or Gabi / SimaPro software environment

Last update: Kočí Vladimír (07.03.2022)
Course completion requirements -

Submission of an elaboration of an individual laboratory project - evaluated by the supervisor, and then oral defense of the project before the committee - the final evaluation is summary (for both parts of the work).

Last update: Kočí Vladimír (07.03.2022)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 1 28
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 4 112
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