Course detail

Chemistry of Environmental Protection

FCH-BCA_COZPAcad. year: 2018/2019

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the state of the environment in the Czech Republic and the level of contamination of the individual components.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students on the basis of acquired knowledge learn to assess the level of environmental contamination. Knowledge of distribution will allow them to assess, whether there may be present certain types of pollutants in ecosystems. The students will be able to assess the state of the Czech Republic's environment in a European context.


Basic knowledge of general chemistry, anoganic and organic chemistry and ecology.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

E-learning: (CS)
Holoubek, I. Kočan, A. Holoubková, I. Kohoutek, J. (POPs). 1. vyd. Brno, 1999. 69 s. TOCOEN REPORT No. 149. (CS)
Doušková, B. Bůzek, F: Chemie životního prostředí. VŠCHT v Praze, 2016, (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Written test and oral exam of the curriculum.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Block 1:
Information on the current state of the environment in the Czech Republic, assessment of its strengths and weaknesses and comparison of the detected level of contamination with Czech and EU legislation; Expected development trends related to the protection of individual environmental compartments.
Block 2:
Basic terms and relationships characterising behaviour and fate of substances in environment, persistence of substances in environment,bioaccumulation, biomagnification, biodegradation and biotransformation. Monitoring, targeted detection, inspection of food and feed currently performed in the Czech Republic.
Block 3:
Important groups of environment pollutants and their characteristic.
Block 4:
Characteristics of abiotic and biotic components of environment: atmosphere, hydrosphere, pedosphere, biosphere.


Students familiarize themselves with the basic characteristics of the environment (the abiotic and biotic components). They will learn about the main types of inorganic and organic pollutants and their distribution in the different environmental compartments. The basis of the subject is the information on the state of the individual environmental compartments from the point of view of the Environmental Report of the Czech Republic.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_CHTOZP , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHTOZP , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer