Protection of Environment

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15ZOCH ZK 2 2+0
Helena Filipská (guarantor)
Department of Nuclear Chemistry

The course provides basic information about detrimental pollutants, about their impact on flora and fauna including man. It presents overview on the environmental sampling, sample analysis in order to control the concentrations and pollutant migration, determining the limits and environmental legislation. The migration of pollutants in the environment and possible ways of the environment protection and pollution prevention will be discussed.


Students should have knowledge of principal chemical disciplines, particularly of physical chemistry, at the undergraduate level.

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Toxicology, ecotoxicology, toxicity, effects of harmful substances.

2.Pollutants classification, ways of intake, metabolism and excreting of foreign substances.

3.Toxicity tests, limits, protection principles, safety rules for chemical laboratories.

4.Czech legislation overview in the field of the environment.

5.Analysis and description of pollutants? migration in biogeosphere.

6.Methods of sample collecting and analysis in order to control concentrations and pollutants? migration.

7.Sources of pollution. Wastes.

8.Techniques and technologies protecting the air from pollution.

9.Techniques and technologies protecting water from pollution. Sewage cleaning.

10.Solid, liquid and gas waste disposal.

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

In the course students will gain basic knowledge of harmful pollutants, their impact on flora and fauna including human, of methods of their determination and of methods how to protect the environment against the pollution. Students will be competent to use this knowledge for evaluation of environmental pollution and also in development of methods for control of the pollution.

Study materials:

Key literature:

Wayne Landis, Ming-ho Yu: Introduction to Environmental Toxicology, CRC Press, Lewis Publishers 2004

Recommended literature:

Michel C. Newman: Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology, Ann Arbor Press 1998

Time-table for winter semester 2017/2018:
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Time-table for summer semester 2017/2018:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2018-08-16
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