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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Environmental models - N240028
Title: Modelování pro ochranu životního prostředí
Guaranteed by: Department of Environmental Chemistry (240)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2014 to 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: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Rippelová Veronika Ing. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: M240016
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
The course is focused on the introduction of the multicompartments models based on simple 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 for ecosystems and human health. Students will address specific examples dealing with some environment problem. The course offers practical demonstrations of selected programs for modeling environmental contamination.
Last update: TAJ240 (18.11.2013)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

  • apply theoretical knowledge of physical chemistry to estimate the distribution of the substance between two components or multicomponent system and their transport in the environment (or the soil environment)
  • use some programs / RISC4, Geochemist Workbench etc.
  • search physicochemical properties of the pollutants in available resources
  • understand basics of risk analysis and evaluation of environmental damage
Last update: TAJ240 (18.11.2013)
Literature -

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

Last update: TAJ240 (25.09.2013)
Learning resources -

lectures available on the website of the Department of Environmental Chemistry

Last update: Rippelová Veronika (12.08.2013)
Syllabus -

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

2. The equilibrium distribution of substances in the environment, the distribution coefficients, intermediate transport

3. The equilibrium in natural systems, water-gas phase

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

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

6. Transport processes, degradation

7. The equilibrium in natural systems, water-gas-solid phase

8. Use of multi-compartments models for remediation technologies

9. Data sources

10. The program RISC and risk analysis I

11. The program RISC and risk analysis I

12. The program GWB

13. Programs for modeling environmental contamination MODFLOW, BIOCHLOR and others

14. Environmental Audit

Last update: Rippelová Veronika (12.08.2013)
Registration requirements -

Physical Chemistry I

Last update: Rippelová Veronika (12.08.2013)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 50
Oral examination 50