Course: Waste Water Treatment

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Course title Waste Water Treatment
Course code UA/COVK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Fuka Tomáš, Ing. CSc.
Course content
The course summarizes the basic knowledge and technologies in the field of waste water treatment and legislative changes in the field of water management, including basic procedures for monitoring the composition of waste water. In the exercises the basic technological calculations are discussed. For the purpose of interpretation, cleaning procedures are divided into biological processes directed to sewage and municipal waste water and to physical and chemical processes used for industrial wastewater treatment. Part of the lesson is an excursion to industrial sewage treatment plants.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 46 hours per semester
  • Field trip - 6 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 35 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 40 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This course aims to familiarize students with common technologies and procedures used in wastewater treatment in various industrial enterprises and sewage from city aglomerations. The student acquires an overview of physical, chemical, and biological processes used in wastewater treatment and in wastewater treatment plants fascilities. The integral part of the course is familiarization with water treatment legislation and its effects on technology of wastewater treatment and design and operation of wastewater treatment plants.
By completing the course, students will receive a basic overview of the methods and equipment used for sewage treatment. They will be acquainted with the selection of appropriate technological procedures for cleaning different types of wastewater and their application in practice.
Prerequisites
The course is based on the basics of secondary school curriculum (mathematics, Physics, Chemistry) and from lectures and laboratory exercises of Hydrochemistry. Basic knowledge resulting from the completion of laboratory exercises and the handling of chemicals and preparations is foreseen.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Test

In order to succesfully pass the exam and to gain credits, the student has to prove the knowledge of basic processes and procedures commonly used in wastewater treatment. The student also has to prove the knowledge of basic technological units of biological and chemical wastewater treatment plants, and the requirements placed on their design and function. The student has to know basic chemical and technological calculations generally applied on the field of wastewater treatment.
Recommended literature
  • Huebner, P. Úprava vody v energetice, 2 st. Ed.. VŠCHT Praha, 2015.
  • Jelínek, L. et al. desalinační a separační metody v úpravě vody, 1st. Ed.. VŠCHT Praha, 2009.
  • Jeníček, P. Výpočty v technologii vody II, 1 st. Ed.. VŠCHT Praha, 1999.
  • Pitter, P. Hydrochemie, 4th. Ed.. 2001. ISBN 978-80-7080-701-9.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Protection of Waters (2020) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Protection of Waters (2021) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter