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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Environmental Engineering-Laboratory - AM251003
Title: Environmental Engineering-Laboratory
Guaranteed by: Dean's Office of Faculty of Environmental Technology (251)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/4 MC [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unlimited (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: Bindzar Jan Ing. Ph.D.
Last update: Bindzar Jan Ing. Ph.D. (17.06.2018)
Laboratory course follows up the courses of Environmental Engineering, Wastewater Treatment, Waste Management and Treatment and Sludge Management. Students will learn to apply their theoretical knowledge from these courses and will practice the basic methods of waste and waste water treatment in a laboratory scale.
Aim of the course
Last update: Bindzar Jan Ing. Ph.D. (17.06.2018)

Both theoretical and practical understanding of basic analytical methods used in environmental technology and engineering focused on wastewater treantment and waste and sludge management.

Practical experience with working in a laboratory.

Last update: Bindzar Jan Ing. Ph.D. (17.06.2018)

• Introductory session

General rules

Organizational issues – distribution of students into groups

Information on the first assignment – Sampling of lake sediments

• Assignment 1 - Sampling of lake sediments (field trip)

Two day-long trips (each with 5 groups)

Sampling and conservation of sediments

• Assignment 2 – Complex analyses of the sediment samples and further evaluation in view of EU legislation

• Assignment 3 – Ammonia removal from contaminated groundwater


Membrane separation

• Assignment 4 – Kinetics of substrate degradation



• Assignment 5 – Anaerobic degradation of organic substrates

Biomethane Potential (BMP)

Specific Methanogenic Activity (SMA)

• Assignment 6 – Sludge thickening

• Final evaluation

Course completion requirements
Last update: Bindzar Jan Ing. Ph.D. (17.06.2018)

Evaluation criteria (and relative weight):

1. Preparation for the lab assignments - average of the 6 assignment (20%)

2. Lab work - average of the 6 assignment (20%)

3. Reports of the assignments (40%)

4. Final written examination (20%)

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast v laboratořích (na exkurzi nebo praxi) 2 56
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0,8 22
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 0,2 6
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