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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Anaerobic Biotechnology - D217006
Title: Anaerobní biotechnologie
Guaranteed by: Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (217)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2017
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 0/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Zábranská Jana prof. Ing. CSc.
Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc.
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc. (10.11.2011)
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 -
Last update: Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc. (24.03.2014)

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: TAJ217 (30.03.2014)

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

R:Anaerobní čistírenské technologie, Dohányos M., Zábranská J., Jeníček P., Fialka P., Kajan M. (1998). NOEL 2000, Brno, ISBN 80-86020-19-3

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

A:Bioplyn, F.Straka a kol. GAS s.r.o. Říčany, 2003, ISBN 80-7328-029-9

Learning resources -
Last update: Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc. (24.03.2014)

Syllabus -
Last update: Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc. (30.03.2014)

1. Biochemical principles of anaerobic degradation of organic matter

2. Regulatory mechanisms of anaerobic digestion

3. Environmental factors influencing the anaerobic digestion

4. Transformation of sulfur in anaerobic processes

5. Modelling of anaerobic processes

6. Anaerobic stabilization of sludge and biowaste

7. Reactors for anaerobic wastewater treatment

8. Design of reactors for anaerobic wastewater treatment

9. The combination of anaerobic and aerobic wastewater treatment

10. Biogas plants in agriculture and municipal solid waste

11. Control and management of anaerobic digestion

12. Intensification of anaerobic digestion

13. Biogas composition and biogas quality upgrading

14. Further perspectives of anaerobic digestion

Registration requirements -
Last update: Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc. (24.03.2014)

Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment Processes (for M.Sc. students) or completion of the course providing the basic knowledge of biological wastewater treatment.

Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Defense of an individual project 30
Oral examination 70