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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Waste Water Treatment - AM217026
Title: Waste Water Treatment
Guaranteed by: Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (217)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2022
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: 60 / 60 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Wanner Jiří prof. Ing. DrSc.
Bindzar Jan Ing. Ph.D.
Bartáček Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D.
This subject contains the following additional online materials
The aim of the course is to build knowledge on the principles of wastewater treatment technologies. Wastewater characterization methods and the main wastewater treatment technologies based on chemical, physicochemical and biological processes are explained.
Last update: Kubová Petra (12.04.2018)

Lopez-Vazquez C. et al. (eds): Biological Wastewater Treatment: Principles, Modelling and Design: Examples & Exercises. IWA Publishing 2022, ISBN13: 9781789062298

Guang-Hao C. et al. Biological Wastewater Treatment: 2nd edition. IWA Publishing 2020, ISBN13: 9781789060355

Grady C.P.L. et al. Biological Wastewater Treatment: Third Edition. IWA Publishing 2011, ISBN13: 9781843393429

Jenkins D, Wanner J. Activated Sludge - 100 Years and Counting. IWA Publishing 2014, ISBN13: 9781780404936

Metcalf & Eddy Inc., George Tchobanoglous, et al. Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Resource Recovery, 5th Edition. McGraw-Hill Education 2014, ISBN-13:978-0073401188

Last update: Bindzar Jan (07.06.2022)

1. Introduction and EU legislation on wastewater

2. Wastewater characterization; sewerage systems

3. Mechanical wastewater treatment

4. Biological wastewater treatments: biochemical and microbiological principles and biofilm processes: principles and fixed-film reactors

5. Activated sludge process: formation of activated sludge, main technological parameters, types of activated sludge process

6. Activated sludge process: diffuse air aeration, mechanical aeration, mixing of activated sludge tanks, nutrient removal systems

7. Separation of activated sludge, effluent polishing, wastewater reuse

8. Physico-chemical methods I: sedimentation, oil-water separation, hydrocyclone, filtration, flotation, magnetic separation

9. Physico-chemical methods II: precipitation, coagulation, neutralization, ion exchange, adsorption, stripping

10. Physico-chemical methods III: membrane separation processes, chemical oxidation and reduction, thermal treatment

11. Fundamentals of anaerobic processes

12. Quantitative description of anaerobic processes, mass and energy balances, main design parameters

13. Reactors for anaerobic wastewater treatment

14. Post-treatment of anaerobic effluents

Last update: Bindzar Jan (14.09.2023)
Course completion requirements

Written examination: 10 questions, 10 points each

Improvement of the grades B-E is allowed by repeating the exam with a prior arrangement with the teachers. The most recent exam result is always valid.

Last update: Bindzar Jan (14.09.2023)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1.5 42
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
5 / 5 140 / 140