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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Decentralised Treatment and Reuse of Wastewater - N217004
Title: Decentralizované zpracování odpadních vod
Guaranteed by: Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (217)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Bartáček Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: AB217004, B217004
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Bartáček Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D. (16.11.2012)
The aim of the course is to explain the principles and importance of decentralised wastewater treatment as an alternative to common centralised wastewater treatment, which cannot be optimal, economical and sustainable in every situation (geographical and/or socio-economical). The main idea of the course is to show to the students wastewater as a source of energy, materials and water that should be maximally utilized and treated as close as possible to the place of its origin. The course gives an overview of both low- and high-tech technologies that can be used in small scale, including their principles and possibility of their application in the context of Czech and EU legislation.
Aim of the course -
Last update: TAJ217 (18.11.2013)

Students will be able to:

  • independently asses the advantages and disadvantages of DESAR systems under particular circumstances.
  • apply the principles of various DESAR solutions and design technological parameters in order to comply with legislation.

Literature -
Last update: Bartáček Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D. (02.07.2013)

A:Lens P.,Zeeman G.,Lettinga G.,Decentralised Sanitation and Reuse,IWA Publishing,2001,19002222477

Learning resources -
Last update: Bartáček Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D. (01.07.2013)

Syllabus -
Last update: Bartáček Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D. (16.11.2012)

1. Description and definition of Decentralised Sanitation and Reuse (DESAR)

2. Comparison of decentralised and centralised treatment of municipal wastewater

3. Project assignment

3. Quantitative and qualitative characterisation of sewage and municipal wastewater, segregation of wastewater streams

4. Technological aspects of DESAR and design of highly efficient source control and sanitation

5. Separated treatment of segregated of wastewater streams.

6. Challenge of zero emission in municipal waste management

7. Potentials of anaerobic treatment of domestic sewage

8. Extensive post-treatment of anaerobically pretreated sewage.

9. Management of wastewater by natural treatment systems

10.Water and mineral resource recovery, groundwater recharge.

11.Perspective of nutrient removal and recovery in DESAR

12.Hygienic aspects of DESAR

14.Project defence

Registration requirements -
Last update: TAJ217 (06.08.2013)

Fundamentals of Environmental Protection, Biochemistry I

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0.5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 0.5 14
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 10
Defense of an individual project 20
Report from individual projects 20
Examination test 50