Course: Complex use of biomass

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Course title Complex use of biomass
Course code KAES/KVBI
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kužel Stanislav, prof. Ing. CSc.
Course content
Knowledge of the principles of green biorefineries. Utilization of valuable biomass substances (especially phytomasses) by chemical-technological preparative (extraction, steam distillation, extrusion, acid and enzymatic hydrolysis, pyrolytic processes) methods and complete processing of wastes from these productions into pelleted solid biofuels for pellet boilers or aerobic and aerobic methods on biogas and universal organomineral fertilizers in the composting process. With regard to the bioenergetic use of unprocessable biomass in the form of direct combustion, anaerobic digestion, gasification with the production of generator gas and rapid pyrolysis with the production of pyrolysis gases to drive gas turbines.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Work with text (with textbook, with book), Individual preparation for exam, Work with multi-media resources (texts, internet, IT technologies), Individual tutoring
  • Semestral paper - 100 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 100 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the principles of comprehensive utilization of biomass - technology called "green refinery". The examples of foreign and Czech patent literature, and examples of their own technology, comprehensive treatment of meadow clover, oats and medicinbal plant Echinacea purpurea explain the principles and ways nonwaste use of plant biomass.
Acquire the principles of comprehensive use of biomass - the technology of so-called "green biorefineries".
Successful completion of a university master's or engineering study

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Seminar work

Working with text Individual study for the exam Working with multimedia resources Individual consultations with the teacher Elaboration of a seminar work on a given topic Presentation of seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Waste Biorefinery, 2018, 816 p.. Elsevier Science & Technology, 2018.
  • Bergeron CH., Carrier D. J., Ramaswamy S. (editors). Biorafinery Co-Products: Phytochemical,Primary Metabolites and Value-Added Biomass Processing. 2012, 361 p.. 2012.
  • Demirbas A. Biorefineries: For Biomass Upgrading Facilities. 2010, 239 p.. Springer, 2010.
  • Kamm, B., Gruber, P. R., Kamm, M. Biorefineries. Industrial processes and Products. Status Quo and Future Directions. Vol.1a 2., XXXIV + 987 s.. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH&Co., Wienheim, Germany, 2006. ISBN 978-3-527-31027-2.
  • Kužel S. a kol. Komplexní využití biomasy. Návody pro cvičení. Skripta 2010, 22 s.. ZF JU v CB, 2010.
  • Kužel S. Komplexní využití biomasy. Přednášky. Skripta. I. díl, II. Díl, III. díl, 2018, 634 s.. ZF JU v CB, 2018.
  • Kužel S. Komplexní využití biomasy. skripta I. díl, II. díl 2016, 237 s. ZF JU v CB, 2016.
  • Kužel S. Motorová paliva z biomasy. Přednášky. Skripta. IV. díl 2019. 2019.
  • Ramey, D., Tian Yang, T. Production of Butyric Acid and Butanol from Biomass , 2004, 103,. Final Report for U. S. Department of Energy Morgantown, 2004.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): General plant production (1) Category: Agriculture and forestry - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): General plant production (1) Category: Agriculture and forestry - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -