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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Energetic Use of Waste - M218012
Title: Energetické využití odpadů
Guaranteed by: Department of Power Engineering (218)
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: 12 / 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: Pohořelý Michael doc. Ing. Ph.D.
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
The energy recovery of waste is a highly actual topic not only for the Czech energy and heating industry mainly because of the opportunities presented by the current waste act, directives, and regulations from the European Union. The gradual move away from landfilling, increasing recycling rates, and introducing biowaste sorting are just the beginning of many changes to which the existing waste management, heating, and energetics industry must adapt. Students will be introduced to current and new challenges in waste-to-energy, available, and promising technologies for thermal recovery of waste.
Last update: Juklíčková Hana (25.09.2023)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

1) Justify the increased future interest in waste energy and material recovery technologies.

2) Evaluate the current status and potential of different types of waste utilisation, emphasising waste-to-energy.

3) Evaluate the potential of different technologies for waste-to-energy.

4) Describe in detail the technologies and possibilities of waste incineration plants.

Last update: Juklíčková Hana (25.09.2023)
Literature - Czech

[1] Marc J. Rogoff AND Francois Screve. Waste-to-energy technologies and project implementation. 2nd ed. Waltham, MA: William Andrew, 2011. ISBN 9781437778724.

[2] Stehlík P. Up-to-date waste-to-energy approach. New York, NY: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016. ISBN 9783319154664.

[3] Syngellakis, S. Waste to energy. Southampton: WIT Press, 2015. ISBN 978-1-78466-060-4.

[4] Klinghoffer, Naomi B. a Marco J. Castaldi, ed. Waste to energy conversion technology. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing, 2013. Woodhead Publishing series in energy. ISBN 9780857090119.

[5] VDI 3459 Terminologie in der Energie- und Abfallwirtschaft (Terminology of waste treatment and energy management – Fundamentals)

[6] VDI 3460 Emissionsminderung; Thermische Abfallbehandlung (Emission control - Thermal waste treatment – Fundamentals)

[7] L. Lombardi, E. Carnevale and A. Corti, "A review of technologies and performances of thermal treatment systems for energy recovery from waste", Waste Manag., vol. 37, pp. 26–44, 2015.

[8] B. Leckner, "Process aspects in combustion and gasification Waste-to-Energy (WtE) units", Waste Manag., vol. 37, pp. 13–25, 2015.

[9] Nejlepší dostupné techniky (BAT) – Referenční dokument pro spalování odpadů, 2019

[10] Směrnice Evropského parlamentu a Rady 2008/98/ES ze dne 19. listopadu 2008 o odpadech

[11] Zákon č. 541/2020 Sb., Zákon o odpadech

[12] Scarlat, N., Fahl, F., Dallemand, J.-F. Status and Opportunities for Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste in Europe. Waste Biomass Valor 10, 2425–2444, 2019

[13] Hušek, M., Moško, J., Pohořelý, M. Sewage sludge treatment methods and P-recovery possibilities: Current state-of-the-art. J Environ Manage 315, 115090, 2022

Last update: Juklíčková Hana (25.09.2023)
Learning resources -

Presentations available on the course website

Recommended scientific literature

Last update: Juklíčková Hana (29.01.2018)
Teaching methods -

Personal and hybrid lectures, excursion, student presentation, evaluated answers to short questions from selected lectures, and oral examination.

Last update: Juklíčková Hana (17.07.2023)
Syllabus -

1 Introduction, legislation, waste statistics

2 Waste pretreatment (MBT, RDF)

3 Biodegradable waste

4 Waste incineration plants I.

5 Waste incineration plants II.

6 Waste incineration plants III.

7 Treatment of ash from waste incineration

8 Excursions

9 Corrosion in waste incineration plants

10 Waste-to-energy workshop: student presentations

11 Waste gasification

12 Waste pyrolysis

13 Sewage sludge thermal treatment

14 Consultation

Last update: Juklíčková Hana (25.09.2023)
Entry requirements -

Interest in waste problematics and in energetics.

Basic orientation in waste management.

Last update: Juklíčková Hana (29.01.2018)
Registration requirements -


Last update: Juklíčková Hana (29.01.2018)
Course completion requirements -


Last update: Juklíčková Hana (29.01.2018)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
3 / 3 84 / 84