Course: Introduction to Redevelopment Geology

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Course title Introduction to Redevelopment Geology
Course code TUIOZP/TE4SG
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Filip Jaroslav, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
- Earth formation and evolution. Earth structure. - Plate tectonics. Geological dating and mapping. - Rocks and minerals. Rock cycle. - Rock environment, soil, surface- and groundwater. - Influence of rock environment to human. - Influence of anthropogenic activities to rock environment. - Rock environment contamination and its sources. - Pollutants chemical reactions in the rock environment. Natural attenuation. - Preliminary steps of the remediation. Risk assessment. - Engineering geological study of contaminated area. - Groundwater remediation technologies. - Cleaning of solid materials, unsaturated zone and soil air. - Innovative technologies and application of nanotechnologies at remediation. - Remediation legislation and economics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecturing, Monologic (Exposition, lecture, briefing), Methods for written tasks (e.g. comprehensive exams, written tests), Projection (static, dynamic)
  • Home preparation for classes - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject is aimed at gaining the basics of geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry and remediation technologies, which reflects the rising interest of the environmental damage removal. Students are acquainted with new information from the field of progressive removal methods and technologies which development is reacting to toughen the regulation and cleanness quality of the environment, groundwater and rock environment.
The student has knowledge in consequences of anthropogenic activities. He/she is able to plan suitable technique of rock environment remediation and understands the principles of remediation technologies used by soil and groundwater remediation.
Knowledge of General and Inorganic Chemistry and Basics of Ecology, Toxicology and Work Safety.

Assessment methods and criteria
Grade (Using a grade system), Oral examination, Written examination

Attendance: compulsory to 80% of seminars, lectures optional. Tests: during semester two tests will be written, each test is with maximum 50 points awarded. Examination: if the sum of both test results is over 60 points minimum, the necessary course score for examination is reached. If student did not reach required score, the knowledge of the curriculum content will be assessed at oral examination. The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Kompendium sanačních technologií. Vyd. 1. Chrudim : Vodní zdroje Ekomonitor, 2006. ISBN 80-86832-15-5.
  • Blyth, F.G.H. A geology for engineers. 7th ed. Amsterdam : Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann, 1984. ISBN 978-0-7131-2882-6.
  • Center for Environmental Research Information, US EPA. Description and Sampling of Contaminated Soils: A Field Pocket Guide. Cincinnati, 1991.
  • KUKAL Z., REICHMANN F. Horninové prostředí ČR - jeho stav a ochrana. Praha, 2000. ISBN 80-7075-413-00.
  • Kuraš, Mečislav. Odpadové hospodářství. Vyd. 1. Chrudim : Ekomonitor, 2008. ISBN 978-80-86832-34-0.
  • Kutílek M. Vodohospodářská pedologie. Praha, 1978.
  • Murck, Barbara Winifred. Geology : a self-teaching guide. New York : Wiley, 2001. ISBN 0-471-38590-5.
  • Murck, Barbara Winifred. Geology today : understanding our planet. Active learning ed. New York : J. Wiley, 2003. ISBN 0-471-39309-6.
  • Sákra T., Zámečníková P. Dekontaminace půdy a zemin chemickými a fyzikálně-chemickými metodami. Pardubice, 1995. ISBN 8071940178.
  • Schwartz, F. W. Fundamentals of ground water. New York : Wiley, 2003. ISBN 0-471-13785-5.
  • Suthersan, Suthan S. Remediation Engineering : Design Concepts. 1st ed. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 1997. ISBN 1566701376.
  • Šráček O., Datel J., Mls J. Kontaminační hydrogeologie. Praha, 2002. ISBN 802460521X.

Study plans that include the course
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