Course detail

Waste Management and Engineering

FCH-MA_ENG4Acad. year: 2022/2023

Definition of the waste-related issues, legislation and management, sources of the municipal and industrial waste, types of wastes and their use, recycling, disposal, fundamental waste technologies – biological, thermal, landfil and solidifaction, alternative ways of waste treatment, technologies used for waste treatment.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Review about development, reprocessing, recycling and disposal of wastes. Graduate can take position either as a manager or an operation engineer in a company dealing with waste treatment.


Basics of general chemistry.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in the form of lecture – 2 hours/week and seminars – 3 hours/week.
The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

oral examination, to proceed requires at least 50% of correct answers.

Course curriculum

1) Introduction and history of waste management, legislation
2) Waste from mining, metallurgy waste
3) Industrial waste, the most common chemical technologies, pharmaceutical waste, paper mill waste
4) Polymeric waste
5) Food industry and agriculture waste, other types of waste
6) Municipal waste
7) Fundamental water treatment technologies, composting, vermicomposting
8) Thermal methods: incineration, pyrolysis, gasification and other technologies
9) Landfilling, biogas production
10) Recycling
11) Alternative waste treatment technology
12) Capturing of carbon dioxides strategies
13) Devices used in waste treatment technologies, waste separation

Work placements

Not applicable.


The students obtain information on collecting, separation, transport and waste disposal. Students will learn the major sources and types of industrial, agriculture and household waste and conventional and alternative technologies for waste disposal.

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

presence on seminars is compulsory

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Scheirs H. F., Kaminsky W.: Feedstock Recycling and Pyrolysis of Waste Plastics. Wiley, New York 2006. (EN)
Bender H. F., Eisenbarth P.: Hazardous Chemicals. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim 2007. (EN)
Bahadori A., Smith S.T. Dictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment. Springer. 2016 (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPAP_ENVI Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme NPAP_ENVI Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer


39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer