Course detail

Decontamination and rehabilitation of environment

FCH-MCO_DSZAcad. year: 2018/2019

Short- and longterm pollution of soil by anthropogenic activities - mining, agricultural acitivities, transport etc. Natural decontamination and detoxification. Survey of methods of purification, decontamination and remediation. Physical methods (evaporation, extraction, washing-out). Mechanical methods (removal of contamined layer), chemical, biochemical, biotechnological and microbiological remediation. Specific methods according to contaminants, objects, geological (including hydrogeological) and geographical conditions, equipment, work safety and environment protection.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will learn about the main sources of contamination of individual environmental compartments. They will know the major environmental contaminants. Students will learn about mechanisms of contamination of individual environmental compartments. Based on this knowledge, they will understand the methods and principles of each type of decontamination and will be able to suggest basic decontamination procedure and methods.


Chemistry and technology of environmental protection I, II Waste management


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Sákra, T.-Zámečníková, P.:Dekontaminace půdy a zemin chem. a fyz-chem. metodami. Pardubice, 1995, 80-7194-017-8 (CS)
Sanační technologie I-VII. In. Sborník přednášek Ekomonitor, 1998-2004 (CS)
Sanace a rekultivace skládek a kontaminovaných objektů, Sborník BIJO, E'95, Praha, 1995 (CS)
Legislativa ochrany životního prostředí ČR a EU (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Condition to examination is processing project according to setting teaching to the extent of course "decontamination and sanitation of environmental". The exam includes a written part and a possible oral examination to clarify the disputed answers.
Requirements to written examination responding to syllabus education in "decontamination and sanitation of environmental".

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

12 lectures - two hours
1 - Definition of the concept of remediation and decontamination general princip of remediation procedures.
2 - Risk Analysis and Survey of Contaminated Territory, Risk Assessment.
3 - Definitions of the rock environment in terms of decontamination methods, main types of contaminants. Soil pollution.
4 - Problems of groundwater contamination, namely problems conected with Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids.
5 - Basic classification and principles of decontamination and remedations methods.
6 - Natural methods of remediation with a focus on biological methods.
7 - Physical and mechanical methods of decontamination and remediation.
8 - Chemical methods for decontamination and remediation.
9 - Biotechnological and microbial remediation procedures.
10 - Groundwater decontamination.
11 - Decontamination of the gases.
12 - Analysis of valid legislation of the Czech Republic and the EU.


The aim of the course is to provide students the principles and methods of environment decontamination and reclamation with the emphasis on poluted soils. To specify specifics of individual methods used under particular conditions.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHTOZP Master's

    branch NKCO_CHTOZP , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme NPCP_CHTOZP Master's

    branch NPCO_CHTOZP , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer