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Remediation technologies

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Course Unit Code546-0809/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated3 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory type B
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
KUC25doc. Dr. Ing. Radmila Kučerová
The aim of the course is to provide comprehensive information on available remediation technologies, to outline some new trends and innovative approaches to cleaning contaminated sites. Old ecological burdens at industrial sites, chemical warehouses, accidental accidents and spills are a constant threat to the environment. Efforts to eliminate and correct them are evident in all developed societies. Removal is expensive and in many cases very difficult to solve.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The aim of the course is to collect information on available remediation technologies. Students will be able to take samples from contaminated sites and evaluate their analysis.
Course Contents
1. Introduction
2. Technology for treating unsaturated zones and solid materials. In situ technology - biological (bioventing, bioremediation, phytoremediation and rhizoremediation).
3. Physical and chemical in situ procedures (chemical oxidation, venting, solidification and stabilization, heat treatment methods, covering, sealing and encapsulation, vitrification).
4. Ex situ - biological technology (treatment of soil and other solid materials after decontamination, composting).
5. Biostabilization and bioimobilization. Landfarming. Slurry phase system.
6. Chemical and physical ex situ methods (chemical extraction, chemical oxidation/reduction, dehalogenation, physical-mechanical separation, soil washing and solid materials, solidification and ex situ stabilization, combustion, thermal desorption).
7. Technology of groundwater and leachate purification. In situ - biological technology (supported bioremediation, biosparging, bioslurping, biotransformation, bioreduction, biological reactive barriers, atteunation).
8. Chemical and physical methods (air sparging, in situ chemical oxidation, heat treatment methods, vertical barriers, deep injection).
9. Ex situ - biological technologies (bioreactors, artificial wetlands, root cleaners).
10. Chemical and physical methods (air stripping, adsorption and absorption, chemical oxidation, precipitation, coagulation, flocculation, flotation).
11. Technology of soil air and air cleaning - biological (biofiltration).
12. Chemical and physical processes (washing, membrane separation, oxidation, adsorption, combustion).
13. Nanotechnology for remediation of ecological burdens. Principles of nanotechnology in the environmental field. Technology of contaminated groundwater remediation in situ. Examples of the use of nanotechnology in the environment.
14. Economic evaluation of remediation technologies.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
JOO, Sung Hee a I. Francis CHENG. Nanotechnology for environmental remediation. New York: Springer, c2006. Modern inorganic chemistry (Springer). ISBN 0-387-28825-2.
SINGH, A., P. O. WARD. Biodegradation and bioremediation. Berlin : Springer, 2004. 309 s. ISBN 3-540-21101-2.
KIRK, G. The biogeochemistry of submerged soils. Chichester : Wiley, 2004. 291 s. ISBN 978-0-470-86301-5.
SINGH, S. N., R. D. TRIPATHI. Environmental bioremediation technologies. Berlin : Springer, 2007. 518 s. ISBN 978-3-540-34790-3.
MATĚJŮ, Vít. Integrované sanační technologie. Chrudim: Vodní zdroje Ekomonitor spol. s r.o., 2016. ISBN 978-80-86832-91-3.
ČERNÍK, Miroslav. Chemicky podporované in situ sanační technologie. Praha: Vydavatelství VŠCHT, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7080-767-5. Kolektivní monografie. Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická v Praze.
SLOUKA, Jiří a Petr BENEŠ. Základy remediace kontaminovaného půdního prostředí. Chrudim: Ekomonitor, 2016. ISBN 978-80-86832-97-5.
LEHR, J. H. Wiley's Remediation Technologies Handbook : Major Contaminant Chemicals and Chemical Groups. NJ : John Wiley and Sons, 2004. 1271 s. ISBN 9780471455998.
Recommended Reading:
Water treatment handbook, France : Degremont, 2007, vol.1., 785 pp. ISBN 978-2-74030-0970-0.
DÍAZ, E. Microbial biodegradation. Norfolk : Caister Academic Press, 2008. 402 s. ISBN 978-1-904455-17-2.
WACKETT, P. L., C. D. HERSHBERGER. Biocatalysis and biodegradation. Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, 2001. 228 s.ISBN 1-55581-179-5.
MANAHAN, S. E. Toxicological chemistry and biochemistry. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2003. 425 s. ISBN 978-1-56670-618-6.
KÁNSKÁ, Klára, ed. Sanační technologie XXII: sborník konference : 22.-24. května 2019, Uherské Hradiště [CD-ROM]. Chrudim: Vodní zdroje Ecomonitor spol. s r.o., 2019. ISBN 978-80-88238-14-0.
ČERNÍK, Miroslav. Geochemie a remediace důlních vod. Vyd. 2. Praha: Aquatest, c2009. ISBN 978-80-254-2921-1.
ČERŇANSKÝ, Slavomír. Biologické remediácie [CD-ROM]. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2014. ISBN 978-80-248-3665-2.
Recent advances in adsorption processes for environmental protection and security. Dordrecht: Springer, c2008. NATO science for peace and security series. Series C, Environmental security. ISBN 978-1-4020-6804-1. Sborníky konferencí. Severoatlantická aliance.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit33 17
        ExaminationExamination67 34