Anaerobic Biotechnology - P217004
Title: Anaerobní biotechnologie
Guaranteed by: Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (217)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/1, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Zábranská Jana prof. Ing. CSc.
Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : D217006
Is interchangeable with: AP217004
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (15.05.2018)
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 -
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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: Pátková Vlasta (15.05.2018)

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: Pátková Vlasta (15.05.2018)

Teaching methods -
Last update: Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc. (16.10.2018)

Lecturers, tutorials, presentations of students on their chosen and processed topic, self-study.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc. (16.10.2018)


Syllabus -
Last update: Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc. (16.10.2018)

The basic themes of the subject are: Biochemical principles of anaerobic degradation of organic matter, Regulatory mechanisms of anaerobic digestion, Environmental factors influencing the anaerobic digestion, Transformation of sulfur in anaerobic processes, Modelling of anaerobic processes, Anaerobic stabilization of sludge and biowaste, Reactors for anaerobic wastewater treatment, Design of reactors for anaerobic wastewater treatment, The combination of anaerobic and aerobic wastewater treatment, Biogas plants in agriculture and municipal solid waste, Control and management of anaerobic digestion, Intensification of anaerobic digestion, Biogas composition and biogas quality upgrading, Further perspectives of anaerobic digestion.

Entry requirements -
Last update: Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc. (16.10.2018)


Registration requirements -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (15.05.2018)

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

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Jeníček Pavel prof. Ing. CSc. (16.10.2018)

Evaluated presentation of the current topic in the field of anaerobic biotechnology or oral examination.

Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Defense of an individual project 50
Oral examination 50