study programme

Chemistry and technology of environmental protection

Original title in Czech: Chemie a technologie ochrany životního prostředíFaculty: FCHAbbreviation: DKCP_CHTOZP_NAcad. year: 2021/2022

Type of study programme: Doctoral

Study programme code: P0712D130001

Degree awarded: Ph.D.

Language of instruction: Czech

Accreditation: 26.4.2018 - 26.4.2028

Mode of study

Combined study

Standard study length

4 years

Programme supervisor

Doctoral Board

Fields of education

Area Topic Share [%]
Chemistry 100

Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

  1. Phytotoxicity and phytoremediation of nickel

    Nickel (Ni) is the 24th most common element of the Earth’s crust. Its annual production is about 2 mil. tons with various use in industry. Due to the Ni content in the ores ca. 1 – 2%, it is evident that its processing generates considerable amounts of waste with various residual Ni content. Nickel has also long been known as a carcinogen. The aim of this work is a complex processing of the literature data focused on the toxicity of nickel in plants and their use for phytoremediation of this element. The practical part will be focused on i) study of nickel toxicity using model plant species under hydroponic conditions (influence of salts, pH etc.) and ii) selection of species suitable for phytoremediation of nickel using waste from the former Nickel smelter heaps in the city Sered. Particular attention will be paid to the impact of environmentally harmless additives (biochar, humic substances, exogenous application of endogenous plant substances) on nickel uptake by plants.

    Tutor: Kováčik Jozef

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, both semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
DC_MAEcs0CompulsoryDrExP - 14 / S - 12yes
DC_AZEcs0Compulsory-optionalDrExK - 4yes
DC_ETJcs0Compulsory-optionalDrExK - 4yes
DC_METMetrology and experimental data processingcs2Compulsory-optionalDrExK - 4yes
DC_NVDNew trends in water management technologiescs0Compulsory-optionalDrExK - 4yes
DC_ENAAdvanced Environmental Analytical Chemistrycs0Compulsory-optionalDrExK - 4yes
DC_OCHAdvanced Organic Chemistrycs2Compulsory-optionalDrExK - 4yes
DC_TNPcs0Compulsory-optionalDrExK - 4yes