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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Measurement in Environmental Protection - N444008
Title: Měření v ochraně životního prostředí
Guaranteed by: Department of Physics and Measurement (444)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2017 to 2019
Semester: both
Points: 4
E-Credits: 4
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/1, Ex [HT]
Extent per academic year: 1 [hours]
Capacity: winter:20 / 20 (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information: http://Výuka probíhá pouze v zimním semestru
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Kopecká Jitka Ing. Ph.D.
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
The course is focused on understanding the basic problems associated with the measurement of some variables in environmental protection. Therefore, there are first discussed the most common pollutants in the air, their emergence and distribution. Main part of the course deals with principles of continuous measurement of pollution. Attention is also paid to the measurement of meteorological variables that may affect the transport of pollutants in the atmosphere.
Last update: BARTOT (14.11.2012)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

Assess the suitability of a method for measuring the concentration of pollutants in the environment.

Critically evaluate the relevance of measured results.

Design the measuring chain and conditions even for non-standard requirements of measurement.

Last update: BARTOT (14.11.2012)
Literature -

R: Manahan S.E.: Environmental Chemistry, CRC Press 2005. (Selected parts)

R: Jahnke J.A.: Continuous Emission Monitoring, John Wiley & sons, Inc.

Last update: TAJ444 (01.10.2013)
Learning resources -

Students may get updated presentations of lectures always at the following seminar.

Last update: BARTOT (16.11.2012)
Syllabus -

1. Introduction

Environment, preservation and creation, biospere.

2. Air and air pollution. Survey of pollutants and sources. Emission, imission.

3. Effects of air pollution

Direct effects. Effects on animals. Effects on plants. Effects on matterial

4. Combustion in industrial burners

Chemistry of combustion, products of combustion, fuel quality and pollution. Design of burners and pollution. Combustion control by different flue gas components.

5. Combustion in engines

Chemistry of combustion. Comparison of different engines. Working conditions and pollution. Removal of pollutants from exhaust gases.

6. Distribution of air pollution

Meteorology and distribution of air pollution. Basic meteorological effects. Measuring of basic meteorological properties.

7. Automatic analysers for emission measurement

8. Infrared analysers: Absorption of IR radiation in gases, design of industrial NDIR analysers. Examples of instruments.

9. Photometers: Main parts, types of arrangement, examples of photometric analysers. and dust measuring instruments.

10. FID analysers: Principles, comparison with other methods for hydrocarbon measurements. Examples of FID analysers.

11. Magnetic analysers: Magnetic properties of gases, methods for measuring of magnetic properties, examples of magnetic analysers.

12. Common parts of analyser systems, sampling, sample conditioning

13. Maintenance and calibration. Sources of errors

Last update: TAJ444 (28.01.2008)
Registration requirements -

Mathematics, Physics, Basics of Physical Chemistry

Last update: BARTOT (14.11.2012)
Course completion requirements - Czech

Úspěšné složení zkoušky.

Last update: Kopecká Jitka (29.08.2017)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.1 4
Účast v laboratořích (na exkurzi nebo praxi) 0.3 8
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.6 18
Práce na individuálním projektu 0.5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 0.9 24
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
4 / 4 110 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 5
Report from individual projects 10
Oral examination 10