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ECTS Course Overview

Air Protection

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Course Unit Code616-3033/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites
PrerequisitiesCourse Unit CodeCourse Unit Title
616-2023Environmental Protection
616-2028Basics of Environmental meteorology and Climatology
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
MIC10Ing. Jiří Michalík, Ph.D.
The course focuses on basic knowledge in the field of air, such as pollution sources, types of emissions and reducing their number, legal adjustment of air and analytical methods in this area.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Student will be able to:
- formulate the basic concepts and relations of the issue of air protection
- Improve existing knowledge gained from the course environmental protection and environmental legislation
- to demonstrate their acquired knowledge into practice
- to analyze problems concerning the various activities associated with protective atmosphere
- to properly present and formulate their knowledge.
- to define the basic concepts associated with protection and management of air quality
- to characterize air pollutants
- to characterize and categorize the sources of air pollution
- to determine the technical and organizational measures for air pollution sources
- to navigate in legislation related to the issue of air protection
- to apply theoretical knowledge of mathematical modeling of dispersion of pollutants in the air.
- to analyze air quality data from the Air Quality Information System (ISKO).
Course Contents
1. Air. Basic concepts and characteristics. Pollution and air pollution. Air Protection.
2. Air pollutants. Breakdown of pollutants. Solid and liquid pollutants. Gaseous pollutants. Pollutants from a global perspective.
3. Classification of pollution sources. Pollution of natural and anthropogenic origin. The concept of air pollution sources. Mobile sources of air pollution. Global estimates of emissions.
4. The main industrial emitters in the country. Production of energy. Industrial Technologies, (metallurgy, production of non-ferrous metals, building materials industry). Services company.
5. Technical abatement opportunities. Technical measures at sources. Device for trapping particulate emissions. Capture dust, mechanical separators, electric separators, filters.
6. Capture and disposal of gaseous pollutants, removal of acidic substances, reducing emissions of nitrogen oxides. Polishing agents on charcoal.
7. Air protection legislation. Act no. 201/2012 Coll., On air protection. Related legislation (government regulations and decrees).
8. Dispersion of pollutants. Methodology for determining the scattering ZL. Mathematical models of the spread of ZL.
9. Analytic Methods in air protection. Methods for measuring particulate emissions. Methods for measuring emissions of gaseous pollutants. Organization measurements. Air Quality Information System (AQIS).
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
STERN, Arthur C., ed. Air pollution. Volume I, Air pollution and its effects. 2nd ed. New York: Academic Press, 1968. ISBN 0-12-666551-6
HERČÍK, Miloslav, Vladimír LAPČÍK a Karel OBROUČKA. Ochrana životního prostředí pro inženýrské studium. Ostrava: VŠB - Technická
univerzita Ostrava, 1994. ISBN 80-7078-255-2.
KURFURST, Jiří. Zdroje znečišťování ovzduší. Praha: SZN , 1982.
OBROUČKA, Karel. Látky znečišťující ovzduší. Ostrava: VŠB - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2001. ISBN 80-248-0011-X.
Platná legislativa v oblasti ochrany ovzduší.
Recommended Reading:
STERN, Arthur C., ed. Air pollution. Volume I, Air pollution and its effects. 2nd ed. New York: Academic Press, 1968. ISBN 0-12-666551-6
HOLOUBEK, Ivan. Chemie a společnost, chemie životního prostředí. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1990. ISBN 80-210-0105-4.
HOLOUBEK, Ivan. Troposférická chemie. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2005. ISBN 80-210-3656-7.
Směrnice pro kvalitu ovzduší v Evropě. MŽP ČR, 1996.
JANČÍK, Petr a kol. Město Ostrava - rozptylová studie. Ostrava: VŠB – TU Ostrava, 2008.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined