Course detail

Waste Management and Technologies

FCH-BA_OHTAcad. year: 2023/2024

Definition: waste management, legislation and management.
Circular economy, life cycle assesment
Sources of waste (hausehold and industry)
Types of waste, recycling, disposal. Waste analysis.
Fundamental technologies - biological, thermal, landfilling and solidification.
Devices used for waste treatment.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Not applicable.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

written examination, "E" and better is given if 50% and more questions are answered
seminars are compulsory


The aim is to give students the information on current and planned legislation of waste management, WM strategies, WM companies, principles and examples of circula economy, methods of Life cycle assesment, issues of collecting, separation, transport, recycling or waste disposal. Next, students will learn about types of waste, the disposal technologies and strategies. part of the course will be also devoted to waste analysis. As a part of education are planned excursions to several companies dealing with waste disposal.
Students will obtain knowledge on
legislation and strategy of waste management,
sources of waste
waste collection
waste recycling and disposal
waste analysis

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Scheirs H. F., Kaminsky W.: Feedstock Recycling and Pyrolysis of Waste Plastics. Wiley, New York (EN)
Bender H. F., Eisenbarth P.: Hazardous Chemicals. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim (EN)
Williams, P.T. Waste treatment and disposal. Wiley and Sons. (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKCP_ECHBM Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme BPCP_ECHBM Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction and historical overview
2.-3.Waste management, legislation in Czech republic and EU.
4. Cirkular economy, principles, approaches, examples.
5.- 6. Life cycle assesment, approaches, examples.
7. Waste analysis.
8. Waste from mining and metallurgy.
9. Waste from industry, pharmacy and paper production.
10. Waste from agricultural activities, gastro-waste, legislation.
11. Haushold waste, legislation.
12. -13. Conventional and alternative waste treatment technologies.
14. Devices used in waste treatment technologies.


26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer