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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Anaerobic Digestion Processes for Wastewater Treatment - M217018
Title: Anaerobní čistírenské procesy
Guaranteed by: Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (217)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2023
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:4
E-Credits: summer s.:4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
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: Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc.
Pokorná Dana doc. Ing. CSc.
Zábranská Jana prof. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : N217027
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
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The anaerobic treatment processes are used for effective treatment of municipal wastewater and sludges as well as for the treatment of a variety of industrial wastewaters. This technology is attractive, since the energy required for operating the process is minimal compared to the energy required for aerobic processes. This course covers the most relevant aspects of anaerobic digestion of organic wastes. The fundamentals and kinetics aspects of AD are reviewed together with reviews of the microbial and environmental aspects of AD process. This course gives a comprehensive view of the process and understanding the practical principles as well as the origin of possible problems arising from the management of the process.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able:

to explain the principle of anaerobic digestion and biogas production

to consider the optimal type of anaerobic technology for wastewater treatment and for sludge and biomass anaerobic digestion

Literature -
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R: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

A:Eckenfelder et al. (Eds.),Water Quality Management Library,Volume 7: Design of anaerobic processes for the treatment of industrial and municipal wastes.,W.W. TECHNOMIC Publishing Company, Inc.,Lancaster PA USA,1998,877629420

A:Anaerobic Digestion Model No 1 (ADM1),IWA Task Group for Mathematical Modeling of Anaerobic Digestion Processes,IWA Publishing,London,2002,1900222914

Learning resources -
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The lectures are posted on the website

Syllabus -
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1. Fundamentals of anaerobic digestion process.

2. Conversion processes in anaerobic digestion.

3. Environmental factors controlling the AD process.

4. Problems of sulphuric compounds in AD.

5. Modelling of anaerobic processes.

6. Types of anaerobic reactors for digestion of sludges and solid wastes.

7. Types of reactors for anaerobic waste water treatment.

8. Anaerobic treatment of waste waters.

9. Combination of anaerobic and aerobic processes for waste water treatment.

10. Anaerobic sludge digestion.

11. Biogas plants for agricultural and municipal solid wastes.

12. Process monitoring and control.

13. Intensification of anaerobic processes.

14. Biogas production and utilization.

Registration requirements -
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Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: Pokorná Dana doc. Ing. CSc. (23.01.2018)

Účast na přednáškách a cvičeních - 90 %.

Zápočet je udělen na základě výpočtu konkrétních příkladů v zápočtovém testu - min. 50 %.

Předmět je zakončen úspěšným složením ústní zkoušky.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
4 / 4 98 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 10
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 30
Oral examination 60