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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Atmosphere Protection Technology - S216006
Title: Atmosphere Protection Technology
Guaranteed by: Department of Gaseous and Solid Fuels and Air protection (216)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 1/1 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
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: Ciahotný Karel doc. Ing. CSc.
Van Minh Duong Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: AM216021
Examination dates   Schedule   
Last update: Van Minh Duong Ph.D. (10.06.2019)
This course provides fundamental knowledge in the nature of atmospheric pollution, types, effects and control related issues. It begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of atmospheric chemicals and reactions, then moves on to a discussion of evolution of the earth’s background atmosphere interacting with the sun's spectra and radiation. Structure, composition, and characteristic of the atmosphere as well as meteorological effects are also introduced. Subsequently, comprehensive discussions of the six major atmospheric pollution issues (urban and industrial emission, indoor air pollution, acid deposition, climate change, global warming and stratospheric ozone depletion) are provided. Each of those components discusses the origin, nature and scientifically explains about related issues, their consequences, controlling principles and technologies, the inter-governmental efforts made through intervention and regulation for mitigation will be described. The course also includes many practical examples and problems, more than 800 PowerPoint slides within 14 lecture presentations. The weekly practical exercises, individual presentations and 02 field trips reports are ideal introductory work for undergraduate and graduate students, who have been taking courses in earth science, atmospheric science, meteorology, environmental science, environmental engineering and management. This course also offers a valuable literature for researchers, lecturers, and instructors among general audiences.
Aim of the course
Last update: Van Minh Duong Ph.D. (10.06.2019)

1. Nature of air pollution, origins, types, characteristics and effects

2. Sources and effects of air pollutants and source control measures

3. Integrated approaches in air pollution control

4. Control principles and devices for aerosol particles

5. Control principles and devices for gaseous pollutants

6. Special topics: indoor air pollution, odour pollution and noise pollution control

7. Meteorological aspects of air pollution and atmospheric self-purifying processes

8. Atmospheric photo-chemistry and photo-chemical smog pollution control strategies

9. Large scale effects of air pollution: climate change, ozone layer depletion and acid rain

10. Energy and air quality management, carbon capture and storage technology

11. Air quality monitoring

12. Air quality management; air quality standards

13. Stationary and mobile sources inventory

14. Fundamentals in air pollution modelling

Last update: Van Minh Duong Ph.D. (10.06.2019)

The bellows are recommended textbooks, reference books, workbooks and handbooks for Air pollution field of study:


M. Davis, D. Cornwell, Introduction to Environmental Engineering, ISBN-13:978-0073401140, 1024pp, McGraw-Hill Education, 5th edition, 2012.

P.L. Bishop, Pollution Prevention: Fundamental & Practices, ISBN-13:978-1577663485, 699pp, Waveland Pr Inc, 2004.

C. Sawyer, P. McCarty, Chemistry for Environmental Engineering, ISBN-13:978-0071230452, 650pp, McGraw-Hill Education, 5th edition, 2002.

G. Bitton, Formula Handbook for Environmental Engineers and Scientists, ISBN-13:978-0471139058, 316pp, John Wiley & Sons, 1997.


K. Wark, C.F. Warner, Air Pollution Its Origin and Control, ISBN-13:978-0673994165, 560pp, Pearson, 3rd edition, 1997.

N.D. Nevers, Air Pollution Control Engineering, ISBN-13:978-0071162074, 650pp, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2nd edition, 2000.

Ho.D. Hesketh, Air Pollution Control: Traditional and Hazardous Pollutants, ISBN-13:978-0877627630, 475pp, CRC Press, 1st edition, 1991.

J.C. Mycock, J.D. McKenna, L. Theodore, Handbook of Air Pollution Control, Engineering and Technology, ISBN-13:978-1566701068, 416pp, CRC Press, 1 st edition, 1995.


M.R. Beychok, Fundamental of Stack Gas Dispersion, ISBN-13:978-0964458802, 201pp, Milton R Beychok, 3rd edition, 1995.

P. Zannetti, Air Pollution Modeling, Theory, Computational Methods and Software, ISBN-13:978-0442308056, 444pp, Springer, 1991.

K.B. Schnelle, P.R. Dey, Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling Compliance Guide, ISBN-13:978-0070580596, 560pp, McGraw-Hill Inc., 1999.

D.B. Turner, Workbook of Atmospheric Dispersion Estimates, ISBN-13:978-1566700238, 192pp, CRC Press, 2 edition, 1994.

Learning resources
Last update: Van Minh Duong Ph.D. (10.06.2019)

Course materials

+ Textbooks, reference books, handbooks, workbooks

+ PowerPoint presentations and hand-outs

+ Technical video clips

+ Weekly exercise sets

+ 02 field visit guidelines & key issues

+ 01 individual presentation & discussion

+ Writing exam sets, oral exam and re-exam if needed

Teaching methods
Last update: Van Minh Duong Ph.D. (10.06.2019)

Principles and methods used in teaching:

+ Orientation & preliminary evaluation

+ Weekly theoretical lectures

+ Weekly practical exercises

+ 01 field trip in CHMI monitoring station, Prague

+ 01 site investigation in MSWI Malesice, Prague

+ 01 individual presentation in a specific topic.

+ Final writing exam

Syllabus -
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Specific expectations and responsibilities of academic topics

1. Fundamentals of atmospheric chemicals, gas-phase reactions, removal rate and lifetime

2. Background atmosphere, structure, composition and characteristic

3. Urban air pollution, types of smog in the troposphere chemistry

4. Absorption, scattering, visibility and ultraviolet radiation

5. Meteorological consideration and effects, field trip to CHMI monitoring station

6. Aerosol particles in the polluted smog and global atmosphere and control

7. Industrial and hazardous waste combustion products and control

8. Gaseous emission control devices and systems, site investigation in MSWI

9. International regulation, clean air programs and trends

10. Indoor air pollutant, syndrome, health effects and control

11. Acid deposition and control

12. Global stratospheric ozone depletion and effects to ecosystems

13. The greenhouse effect, temperature trend, and global warming

14. Energetic solutions to atmospheric pollution control

Entry requirements - Czech
Last update: Van Minh Duong Ph.D. (10.06.2019)

This course is designed for the last-year undergraduate and first-year graduate students, who have been taking/completed courses in:

+ Earth sciences

+ Environmental sciences

+ Environmental engineering and management

+ Atmospheric science & meteorology

This course offers a valuable literature for researchers, lecturers, and instructors among general audience

Course completion requirements
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Course completion conditions:

+ Lectures attendance regularly

+ On-time submission of weekly practical exercises

+ Technical reports after 02 field trips

+ Fulfill requirements of 01 individual presentation

+ Final writing exam

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0,5 14
Účast v laboratořích (na exkurzi nebo praxi) 0,5 14
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0,5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 0,5 14
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