FSI-EEPAcad. year: 2020/2021
Introduction into the theory of ecology and environmental protection in practice. Negative consequences of increased production and consumption of sources on the environment – global problems, legislation, alternative ways of power production etc. Methods, ways and procedures of elimination of consequences on particular sections of the environment (water, air, soil), the overall strategy of protection and minimizing of consequences in sense of sustainable development.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
This course provides students with knowledge and information which help them develop engineering creativity and give them basic idea about environmental pollution, especially consequences of industrial operations. Seminar suggests methods to minimize these consequences in relation to sustainable development.
Students are familiar with information from freshman year of studies at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
G. Kiely. 1998. Environmental Engineering. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998. 979 p. ISBN 0-07-709127-2.
CORBITT, Robert A.: Standard handbook of environmental engineering. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999, 1 s. ISBN 0-07-013160-0.
Klass, DL. 1998. Biomass for Renewable Energy, Fuels, and Chemicals. San Diego: Academic Press/Elsevier, 1998. 651 p.
MEZŘICKÝ, V.: Základy ekologické politiky. Praha: Ministerstvo životního prostředí ČR, 1996, 156 s. ISBN 80-85368-96-X.
Časopisy Odpady, Odpadové fórum, Ochrana ovzduší, Vodní hospodářství, Česká energetika, Alternativní energie
ROZMAN, J., POSPÍCHAL, Z.: Ekologické inženýrství. Ostrava: VŠB, 1996, 135 s. ISBN 80-7078-373-7.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures. Participation in the exercise is mandatory.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Award of credit is conditioned by presentation of semester paper and active participation in seminars. In justified cases, the teacher may present an alternative condition.
The test is written.
Language of instruction
Course wishes to harmonize technical thinking of future bachelors/engineers with basic environmental principles (minimization of negative environmental impact of the industry). Students get acquainted with possibilities of all types of emission reductions, reduction of pollutants both surface and underground water, reduction of negative impact of physical technical technologies on water, soil and air.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
The conditions for granting the credit: presentation of semester paper and active participation in all seminars and excursions. The teacher can assess a substantial condition in justified cases. The final test is written.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Introduction to environment protection theory
2. Short overview of environmental legislation. Act providing for environment and its protection.
3. Global environmental issues – global warming, thinning of ozone layer, acid atmospheric deposition, endangerment of biological diversification.
4. World and domestic ecological accidents. Impact on the environment.
5. Development and causes of negative impact of production and consumption on the environment.
6. Negative impact of agriculture on countryside, soil and water, air.
7. Impact of industries on the environment regarding the degree.
8. Negative impact of transport and other types of national economy.
9. Utilization of renewable sources of energy.
10. Technologies for water protection – methods of water purification.
11. Air protection – dispersion of pollutants, capturing of solid emissions.
12. Soil protection – technologies for soil decontamination.
13. Physical pollution – noise, electromagnetic radiation, ionizing radiation, thermal pollution.
13 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Semester papers assignment.
2. The sources of energy and substances in the nature.
3. Video – global warming.
4. The consequences of industrial accidents on the environment.
5. Excursion – paper mill.
6. Mineral raw material sources in Czech Republic and their rational using.
7. Particular sources of environment pollution.
8. Laboratory methods – determination of pollutants in wastewater.
9. Excursion – wastewater treatment plant Brno – Modřice.
10. Circulation of water in the nature.
11. The effects of pollutants in the air on people.
12. Agricultural soil protection.
13. Semester papers presentations.