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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Technologies for Production of Biogas and Biohydrogen - N217031
Title: Technologie výroby bioplynu a biovodíku
Guaranteed by: Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (217)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2015 to 2020
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: 30 / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Guarantor: Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc.
Zábranská Jana prof. Ing. CSc.
Pokorná Dana doc. Ing. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: AB217009, B217009
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Zábranská Jana prof. Ing. CSc. (08.08.2013)
The subjects of this course are biotechnology of production of biogas (a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide) and biohydrogen. Biogas is a renewable energy source. The benefit of the technology is biogas production from biodegradable waste materials, possibly purposefully grown biomass. Students will be introduced to the basic principles of the formation, properties and utilization of biogas. The information of the biogas production technology, design and equipment of biogas plants for different types of substrates will be used for the individual theoretical project of some biogas plant according to real data.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Zábranská Jana prof. Ing. CSc. (08.08.2013)

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
Literature -
Last update: Pokorná Dana doc. Ing. CSc. (07.08.2013)

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

Learning resources -
Last update: Pokorná Dana doc. Ing. CSc. (06.08.2013)

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Syllabus -
Last update: Zábranská Jana prof. Ing. CSc. (08.08.2013)

1 Principles of anaerobic fermentation of organic matter.

2. Biochemistry of methane and biohydrogen production

3. Properties and composition of biogas

4. Specifics of biohydrogen production

5. Substrates for biogas production

6. Technological aspects of biogas production

7. Fermentors for biogas production

8. Biogas plants for liquid organic waste

9. Biogas plants for anaerobic stabilization of sewage sludge

10. Biogas plants for agricultural and municipal solid waste

11. Process monitoring and control

12. Methods of intensification of biogas production

13. Technical properties, treatment and utilization of biogas

14. Case studies of biogas plants in the Czech Republic

Registration requirements -
Last update: TAJ217 (22.08.2013)

Alternative Energy Sources I, Alternative Energy Sources II

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
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Defense of an individual project 20
Report from individual projects 30
Examination test 50