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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Technologies for Production of Biogas and Biomethane - AB217009
Title: Technologies for Production of Biogas and Biomethane
Guaranteed by: Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (217)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Pokorná Dana doc. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : B217009, N217031
Annotation -
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The subjects of this course are biotechnology of production of biogas (a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide) and biohydrogen. Biogas is a renewable energy source. The benefit of the technology is biogas production from biodegradable waste materials, possibly purposefully grown biomass. Students will be introduced to the basic principles of the formation, properties and utilization of biogas. The information of the biogas production technology, design and equipment of biogas plants for different types of substrates will be used for the individual theoretical project of some biogas plant according to real data.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able to:

  • Understand principles of anaerobic fermentation and factors influencing it
  • Characterize the substrates suitable for biogas production in anaerobic fermentors, both in terms of degradability, possibility of utilization and influence of our and EU legislation
  • Assess the suitability of individual substrates for use in specific anaerobic technologies (anaerobic reactors for wastewater treatment plants, biogas plants)
  • based on individual input data type design the technological line of biogas plants and calculate technological parameters and biogas production
  • understand the problems of biohydrogen production
Literature -
Last update: Pokorná Dana doc. Ing. CSc. (16.10.2019)

A:Fang, H. H. P. ed. Environmental Anaerobic Technology, ISBN: 978-1-84816-542-7, Imperial College Press, London, 2010

A:Biomethanization of the organic fraction of municipal solid wastes / edited by J. Mata-Alvarez -- London : IWA, 323 s.2003

Learning resources -
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Syllabus -
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1 Principles of anaerobic fermentation of organic matter.

2. Biochemistry of methane and biohydrogen production

3. Properties and composition of biogas

4. Specifics of biohydrogen production

5. Substrates for biogas production

6. Technological aspects of biogas production

7. Fermentors for biogas production

8. Biogas plants for liquid organic waste

9. Biogas plants for anaerobic stabilization of sewage sludge

10. Biogas plants for agricultural and municipal solid waste

11. Process monitoring and control

12. Methods of intensification of biogas production

13. Technical properties, treatment and utilization of biogas

14. Case studies of biogas plants in the Czech Republic

Registration requirements -
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Alternative Energy Sources

Course completion requirements - Czech
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Účast na přednáškách - 90 %.

Předmět je zakončen vypracováním projektu zaměřeného na výpočet a návrh bioplynové stanice a napsáním závěrečného testu s úspěšností min. 50 %.