Course detail

Special and new waste water treatment technologies

FCH-MCO_SNCAcad. year: 2020/2021

An integrated approach to waste water treatment. Specific processes for small residential and industrial waste water treatment plants. Special methods and new technologies for intensification of waste water treatment plants. Monitoring and control of wastewater treatment processes. Use of dynamic simulation programs. Micropollutants removal. Minimizing of treatment sludge production. Legislation related to water protection.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will gain new knowledge, understanding and knowledge in the following areas:

1st Students will be able to apply theoretical knowledge obtained in other subjects in the
practical field of wastewater treatment technologies;
2nd Students will learn the use of chemical, physical-chemical, physical and
biological processes for wastewater treatment;
3rd Students will gain knowledge and insights that are essential to understanding the basic
processes that take place in the biological and chemical wastewater treatment;
4th Students will gain knowledge that are prerequisites needed to use both in science and in
engineering practice;
5th Students will understand the problems of the natural water cycle and each cycle of water
use in human activities.


Knowledge from courses: Hydrochemistry, Analytical chemistry, Chemical engineering, Technology of drinking water treatment,Practical training on water treatment technology I and II, Technology of waste water treatment.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Eckenfelder W. W. and Musterman J. L.: Activated Sludge Treatment of Industrial Wastewater,Technomic Publishing AG, Basel, Switzerland, 1995. (EN)
Derco J.: Špeciálne a nové metódy čistenia odpadových vôd. PPT/PDF Verzia, 2013.
Malý J., Hlavinek P., Čištění průmyslových odpadních vod. Noel 2000, Brno, ČR, 1996

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Graded credit is awarded on the basis of interim activities (preparation of a written report and presentation on a given topic) and a written test at the end of the semester.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Centralized and decentralized treatment of waste water.
2. Processes occurring in sewer systems.
3. Specifics of small waste water treatment plants.
4. Systems with combined suspended and attached biomass.
5. Membrane processes.
6. Bioreactors with membrane separation of sludge.
7. Monitoring and control of waste water treatment processes.
8. Mathematical models and simulation programs.
9. Utilization of dynamic simulation programs.
10. Specifics and processes (equalization of water flow and quality, flotation, striping,
adsorption, precipitation) for treatment of industrial wastewater.
11. Specifics and processes (precipitation, AOPs, wet oxidation, supercritical water oxidation)
for treatment of industrial wastewater.
12. Minimizing of sludge production.
13. Integrated approach to water protection.


Provide an overview of the integrated approach (collecting system, čiastiareň wastewater treatment plant and receiving water) and means (dynamic simulation programs) for treatment of waste water, of decentralized system of wastewater collection and treatment, on special methods of treatrment and intensification (combined suspended and attached biomass, bioreactors with membrane separation of sludge), on control and management of processes, on methods of micropollutants removal , on specifics and special methods of industrial waste water tratment (membrane separation, advanced oxidation processes (AOPs)), on procedures to minimize the production of sewage sludge and on related legislation.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is recommended, but not monitored. An integral part of teaching and combined form of teaching is a e-learning tutorial course, divided into blocks, within which are available to students learning support including electronic textbooks, presentations, lectures, and other complementary materials. For students in combined form of study are organized consultations to subject matter. Consultations are also provided to full-time students on request.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHTOZP Master's

    branch NKCO_CHTOZP , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme NPCP_CHTOZP Master's

    branch NPCO_CHTOZP , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer