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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Technologies for Production of Biogas and Biomethane - B217009
Title: Technologie výroby bioplynu a biomethanu
Guaranteed by: Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (217)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2023 to 2023
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: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Pokorná Dana doc. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : N217031
Is interchangeable with: AB217009
Annotation -
The subject of this course is introducing students to biotechnological methods of biogas production (mixture of methane and carbon dioxide) and methods of biomethane production treatment. Biogas is one of the renewable energy sources. The benefit of these technologies is that biogas is produced from biodegradable waste materials, possibly from purpose-grown plant biomass. Participants will be introduced to the basic principles of biogas formation, properties and possible applications. Furthermore, they will be introduced to the actual biogas production technology and the technological specifics of biogas plants for processing different types of substrates. For the further use of biogas, its treatment by removing undesirable components of biogas (sulphane, water vapour, etc.) is important. The subject also includes the issue of upgrading biogas to biomethane by removing carbon dioxide from biogas and its biological conversion to biomethane.
Last update: Pokorná Dana (09.05.2022)
Aim of the course -

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
Last update: Fialová Jana (13.12.2017)
Literature -

A:Dohányos M.,Zábranská J.,Jeníček P.,Fialka P.,Kajan M.,Anaerobní čistírenské technologie,NOEL 2000,Brno,1998,8086020193

A:F.Straka a kol.,Bioplyn,GAS s.r.o.,Říčany,2003,8073280299

Last update: Fialová Jana (13.12.2017)
Learning resources -

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Last update: Fialová Jana (13.12.2017)
Syllabus -

1. Principles of anaerobic degradation of organic substrates

2. Biochemistry of methane formation

3. Properties and composition of biogas

4. Raw materials and substrates for biogas production

5. Technological aspects of biogas production

6. Reactor technology for biogas production

7. Biogas plants for organic waste

8. Biogas plants in agriculture

9. Biogas plants for anaerobic stabilisation of sewage sludge

10. Process control and management

11. Options for intensification of biogas production

12. Biogas and its use, technical solution of gas management

13. Composition and purification of biogas

13. Biogas upgrading to biomethane - chemical, physico-chemical and biological methods

14. Examples of biogas plants in the Czech Republic

Last update: Pokorná Dana (09.05.2022)
Registration requirements -


Last update: Bindzar Jan (12.11.2021)
Course completion requirements - Czech

Účast na přednáškách - 90 %.

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

Last update: Pokorná Dana (11.09.2023)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.3 8
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 0.7 20
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