Course detail

Chemical-engineering Risks

ÚSI-RTCIRAcad. year: 2020/2021

Selected chapters from inorganic and organic chemistry and technology. Nuclear chemistry. Chemistry of hazardous substances. Chemistry of fires and explosions. Chemistry and technology used for environmental protection. Contamination of the environment. Foundations of chemical ecotoxicology. The fate of pollutants in the environment. Special aspects of decontamination and remediation during extensive technical emergencies. A basic overview of the construction of nuclear plants and the danger of accidents occurring there (Chernobyl, Fukushima).

Learning outcomes of the course unit

An overview of energy-producing and chemical plants in operation in our industrial sector. Basic processes in inorganic and organic technology, safety at work and the prevention of industrial accidents. Graduates will be able to work in the position of a foreman or operations engineer. They could also become a member of a company’s security team. The subject can also be of use in students’ subsequent studies.


There are no special requirements.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

CARSON, P.: Hazardous Chemicals Handbook, 2nd Ed., Oxford, Butterworth Heinemann 2002, 608 s., ISBN 0-7506-4888-0
SKŘEHOT P. a kol.: Prevence nehod a havárií I., VÚBP, Praha 2009, ISBN 978-80-86973-70-8
SKŘEHOT P. a kol.: Prevence nehod a havárií II., VÚBP, Praha 2009, ISBN 978-80-86973-73-9
SKŘEHOT P. a kol.: Prevence nehod a havárií II., VÚBP, Praha 2009, ISBN 978-80-86973-73-9
SKŘEHOT P. a kol.: Prevence nehod a havárií II., VÚBP, Praha 2009, ISBN 978-80-86973-73-9
ORLÍKOVÁ, K., ŠTROCH, P.: Chemie procesu hoření. 1999, Ostrava, SPBI Spektrum, Ostrava, ISBN 80-86111-39-3
KIZLINK, J.: Technologie chemických látek. Chemický průmysl, koroze, konstrukční materiály, technické plyny, anorganické a organické produkty, dřevo, zpracování uhlí, úprava látek, zpracování ropy, paliva a petrochemie, chemické speciality, pesticidy, dezinfekční látky, tenzidy, plasty a kaučuk, aditiva a pomocné chemikálie, výbušniny, biotechnologie, organizace pro chemii, 3.vyd. . Brno Vysoké učení technické, 2005. 282 s. ISBN 80-214-2913-5
KIZLINK, J.: Technologie chemických látek a jejich použití, 4. vyd., Brno, Vysoké učení technické, 2010, 480 s, ISBN ještě není, kniha je nyní ještě v tisku.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The teaching methods employed are appropriate to the type of tuition and are described in Article 7 of the Study and Examination Rules of BUT. The lessons include lectures and also feature audio-visual projections, including presentations of various teaching tools. Some chapters are also listed in LMS Moodle.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

A written test, if the evaluation is at least “sufficient”; an oral test is also possible. A supplementary written exam may also be given if needed in order to obtain a better assessment.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction and scope of the course “Chemical Engineering Risks”
2. Selected chapters from inorganic and organic chemistry and technology
3. Selected chapters from inorganic and organic chemistry and technology
4. Nuclear chemistry, dosimetry, uses of nuclear chemistry
5. Hazardous chemical substances I
6. Hazardous chemical substances II
7. Chemistry of fires and explosions. Quench agents, inertisation of the environment
8. Chemistry of the environment
9. Contamination of components of the environment
10. Technology used in the protection of various components of the environment
11. Fundamentals of chemical ecotoxicology
12. Prevention of accidents
13. Handling of hazardous waste


To provide knowledge regarding dangerous chemical substances, health and environmental protection and the operation of various technical plants. Work and fire regulations, methods of prevention and personal protective equipment.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme RRTES_P Master's

    specialization RRTS , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer