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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Sludge Management Basics - AM217099
Title: Sludge Management Basics
Guaranteed by: Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (217)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:2
E-Credits: winter s.:2
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc.
Zábranská Jana prof. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : M217019, N217028
Annotation -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (20.02.2019)
Sewage sludge treatment and management is one of the most important disciplines in waste water treatment technology. In this course the following topics are discussed: Production and characterization of sewage sludge. The features of different options for sludge utilization or disposal are outlined, together with problems connected to the storage and transportation of sludge. There are discussed the treatment and stabilizations methods necessary to meet the technical and legal requirements for the different utilization and disposal options.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able:

to estimate the amount of sludge at various treatment technologies and to evaluate their properties,

to choose an optimal alternative of sludge stabilization and other technological stages of sludge treatment

to assess the possibilities of material and energy reuse of sludge and to assess the mutual impact of sludge and sewage lines.

Literature -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (20.02.2019)

R: Spinosa L.,Vesilind P.A.,SLUDGE INTO BIOSOLIDS, Procesing, Disposal and Utilization,IWA Publishing,2001,1900222086

A: Foladori P., Andreotola G., Ziglio G." Sludge reduction technologies in wastewater treatment plants. IWA Publishing, 2010

A: Sanin F. Dilek, William W. Clarkson, and P. Aarne Vesilind. Sludge engineering: the treatment and disposal of wastewater sludges. DEStech Publications, Inc, 2011.

Learning resources -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (20.02.2019)

Teaching methods -
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Lectures and consultations.

Syllabus -
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1. Introduction, sludge production and characterization.

2. Rheological properties of sludge. Definition and criteria of sludge stabilization.

3. Mimisation of sludge production.

4. Preliminary treatments, conditioning and thickening of sludge.

5. Sludge disintegration.

6. Methods of aerobic biological sludge stabilization.

7. Methods of anaerobic biological sludge stabilization.

8. Chemical and physical methods of sludge stabilization.

9. Thermal treatment of sludge.

10. Dewatering.

11. Sludge drying.

12. Sludge hygienization.

13. Agricultural and other land uses.

14. Main aspects of regulations relevant to sludge management.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (20.02.2019)

Biological Wastewater Treatment or Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (20.02.2019)

The course is finished by exam in the form of written test.