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Atmosphere Protection Technology

Credits 3
Hours per week 1 / 1 / 0
Examination Ex
Study Language English
Level Master subject
Guarantor doc. Ing. Karel Ciahotný, CSc.
M.Sc. Duong Van Minh, Ph.D.


The course provides fundamental knowledge in the nature of atmospheric pollution, types, effects and related issues.
It begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of atmospheric chemicals and reactions, then moves on to a discussion of evolution of the earth’s atmosphere interacting with the sun's spectra and radiation.
Structure, composition, and characteristic of the atmosphere as well as meteorological effects are also introduced. Subsequently, comprehensive discussions of the six major atmospheric pollution issues (urban and industrial emission, indoor air pollution, acid deposition, climate change, global warming, and stratospheric ozone depletion) are provided.
Each component discusses the origin, nature and scientific explanations about those issues, their consequences, and the inter-governmental efforts made through intervention and regulation for mitigation.
The course also includes many practical examples and problems, more than 600 slides in 14 lecture presentations. The practical exercises, presentations and field trips reports are ideal introductory homework for undergraduate and graduate students, who have been taking courses in earth science, atmospheric science, meteorology, environmental science, environmental engineering and management.
This course also offers a valuable literature for researchers, lecturer, and instructor among general audiences.


1. Fundamentals of atmospheric chemicals and reactions
2. Structure, composition, and characteristic of the atmosphere, interacting with the sun's spectra and radiation
3. Urban air pollution, types of smog in the tropospheric chemistry
5. Absorption, scattering, visibility, ultraviolet radiation, and sky color
6. Meteorological effects on atmospheric pollution, field trip to CHMI monitoring station, Prague 4
7. Aerosol particles in the polluted smog and global atmosphere and control
8. Industrial and hazardous waste combustion products
9. Gaseous emission control devices and systems, field trip to MSWI Malesice, Prague 10
10. International regulation, clean air programs and trends
11. Indoor air pollutant, syndrome, health effects and control
12. Acid deposition and control
13. Global stratospheric ozone depletion and effects to ecosystems
14. The Greenhouse effect, temperature trend, and global warming
15. Energetic solutions to atmospheric pollution control


1. Introduction to Environmental Engineering, Mackenzie Davis & David Cornwell
2. Pollution Prevention: Fundamental & Practices, Paul L. Bishop
3. Chemistry for Environmental Engineering, Sawyer, Clair Sawyer & Perry McCarty
4. Formula Handbook for Environmental Engineers and Scientists, Gabriel Bitton
5. Air Pollution Its Origin and Control, Kenneth Wark and Cecil F. Warner
6. Air Pollution Control Engineering, Noel De Nevers
7. Air Pollution Control, Howard E. Hesketh
8. Handbook of Air Pollution Control, Engineering and Technology, John C. Mycock, John D. McKenna & Louis Theodore
9. Fundamental of Stack Gas Dispersion, Milton R. Beychok
10. Air Pollution Modeling, Theory, Computational Methods and Software, Paolo Zannetti
11. Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling Compliance Guide, Karl B. Schnelle and Partha R. Dey
12. Workbook of Atmospheric Dispersion Estimates, D. Bruce Turner

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