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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Anaerobic Biotechnology - AP217004
Title: Anaerobic Biotechnology
Guaranteed by: Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (217)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/1, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Zábranská Jana prof. Ing. CSc.
Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : P217004
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)
Anaerobic biochemical processes are an important part of modern technologies developed to wastewater treatment, sludge and biowaste management. Transformation of organic pollution into the biogas is the biggest advantage of the anaerobic processes. Subject is explaining the principals of anaerobic processes and specific features of their technological applications. The content of the subject can be modified according the topic of the Ph.D. Thesis.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able:

  • to explain the biochemical background of the anaerobic digestion and biogas production
  • to select the optimal type of anaerobic technology for wastewater treatment and for sludge and biomass anaerobic digestion
  • to evaluate the relationship between anaerobic technology and other wastewater treatment processes
Literature -
Last update: Hlinčík Tomáš doc. Ing. Ph.D. (27.11.2018)

R:Sludge into biosolids, Spinosa L., Vesilind A. IWA Publishing 2001, ISBN 1 900222 08 6

R:Water Quality Management Library, W.W. Eckenfelder et al. (Eds.), TECHNOMIC Publishing Company, Inc., Lancaster, PA, USA 1998, Volume 7: Design of anaerobic processes for the treatment of industrial and municipal wastes. ISBN 87762-942-0

R:Biomethanization of the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Wastes, J. Mata-Alvarez (Ed), IWA Publishing, London, 2003, ISBN 1 900222 14 0

A:Anaerobic Digestion Model No 1 (ADM1), IWA Task Group for Mathematical Modeling of Anaerobic Digestion Processes, IWA Publishing, London, 2002, ISBN 1 900222 91 4

Learning resources -
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Teaching methods -
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Lecturers, tutorials, presentations of students on their chosen and processed topic, self-study.

Requirements to the exam -
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Syllabus -
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The basic themes of the subject are: Biochemical principles of anaerobic degradation of organic matter, Regulatory mechanisms of anaerobic digestion, Environmental factors influencing the anaerobic digestion, Transformation of sulfur in anaerobic processes, Modelling of anaerobic processes, Anaerobic stabilization of sludge and biowaste, Reactors for anaerobic wastewater treatment, Design of reactors for anaerobic wastewater treatment, The combination of anaerobic and aerobic wastewater treatment, Biogas plants in agriculture and municipal solid waste, Control and management of anaerobic digestion, Intensification of anaerobic digestion, Biogas composition and biogas quality upgrading, Further perspectives of anaerobic digestion.

Entry requirements -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)


Registration requirements -
Last update: Hlinčík Tomáš doc. Ing. Ph.D. (27.11.2018)


Course completion requirements -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (19.11.2018)

Evaluated presentation of the current topic in the field of anaerobic biotechnology or oral examination.