Waste management and engineering
FCH-MA_ENG4Acad. year: 2021/2022
Definition of the waste-related issues, legislation and management, sources of the municipal and industrial waste, types of wastes and their use, recycling, disposal, fundamental waste technologies – biological, thermal, landfil and solidifaction, alternative ways of waste treatment, technologies used for waste treatment.
Nabízen zahradničním studentům
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Review about development, reprocessing, recycling and disposal of wastes. Graduate can take position either as a manager or an operation engineer in a company dealing with waste treatment.
Basics of general chemistry.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Scheirs H. F., Kaminsky W.: Feedstock Recycling and Pyrolysis of Waste Plastics. Wiley, New York 2006. (EN)
Bender H. F., Eisenbarth P.: Hazardous Chemicals. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim 2007. (EN)
Bahadori A., Smith S.T. Dictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment. Springer. 2016 (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course uses teaching methods in the form of lecture - 2 hours/week and seminars 2 hours/week.
The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to students.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
oral examination, to proceed requires at least 50% of correct answers.
Language of instruction
1) Introduction and history of waste management, legislation
2) Waste from mining, metallurgy waste
3) Industrial waste, the most common chemical technologies, pharmaceutical waste, paper mill waste
4) Polymeric waste
5) Food industry and agriculture waste, other types of waste
6) Municipal waste
7) Fundamental water treatment technologies, composting, vermicomposting
8) Thermal methods: incineration, pyrolysis, gasification and other technologies
9) Landfilling, biogas production
11) Alternative waste treatment technology
12) Capturing of carbon dioxides strategies
13) Devices used in waste treatment technologies, waste separation
The students obtain information on collecting, separation, transport and waste disposal. Students will learn the major sources and types of industrial, agriculture and household waste and conventional and alternative technologies for waste disposal.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
presence on seminars is compulsory
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme NPAP_ENVI Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory