546-0125/01 – Industrial wastewater treatment (ČPOV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master, Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BRO0085 Ing. Kateřina Brožová
CAL0022 Ing. Katrin Calábková
HEV01 doc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Summarize methods of treating industrial waste water by various industries. Discuss new technological processes of industrial wastewater treatment methods, including electrochemical and membrane processes. Design modification options effluent treatment.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


Lectures summarize the different methods of cleaning industrial wastewater and process solutions according to their predominant pollution. The focus of the study is asked to process sewage characteristics, suitable for various types of wastewater. The course emphasis is placed on designing different versions of specific industrial wastewater treatment (in excercises).

Compulsory literature:

Woodard, Frank. Industrial waste treatment handbook. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, c2001. ISBN 0-7506-7317-6. Victor Bonn. Emerging Technologies for Waste Water Treatment. CLANRYE INTERNATIONAL, 2015. ISBN 1632401703 Worch, E. Hydrochemistry: basic concepts and exercises. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015. ISBN 978-3-11-031553-0. Bratby, J. Coagulation and flocculation in water and wastewater treatment. 2nd ed. London: IWA Publishing, 2006. ISBN 1-843391-06-6.

Recommended literature:

STUMM, Werner a James J. MORGAN. Aquatic Chemistry: Chemical Equilibria and Rates in Natural Waters. New York: Wiley, 1996. ISBN 0-471-51185-4. Professional articles. CHEREMISINOFF, Nicholas P. Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, c2002. ISBN 0-75067498-9. BINNIE, CH. a M. KIMBER. Basic Water Treatment. London: Thomas Telford, 2009. 318 s. ISBN 978-0-7277-3608-6. OHRON, D. et al. Industrial Wastewater Treatment by Activated Sludge. London: IWA Publishing, 2009. ISBN 1843391449

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Review by discussing topics. Checking the readiness for laboratory exercises. Continuous submission of protocols from laboratory exercises. Oral examination.


Other requirements

The study of foreign literature.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Industrial waste water (IWW) - their characteristics, an overview of the methods of cleaning, conditions for discharging into the public sewage and the recipient, flow and load balancing. 2. Methods of mechanical purification of IWW, filtration and sedimentation processes, used equipment, examples of use for IWW cleaning 3 Membrane processes - process separation (ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, dialysis, electrodialysis) and their characteristics, examples of IWW cleaning 4. Separation of light particles - gravitational separators of fats and oils, example for use in IWW cleaning; flotation - process characterization, free flotation, pressure flotation, electroflotation, examples of IWW cleaning 5. Neutralization - process characteristics, examples of IWW cleaning applications 6. Extraction, stripping - process characteristics, examples of IWW cleaning applications 7. Precipitation - process characteristics, precipitation of heavy metals (hydroxides, sulphides); precipitation of anions, examples of use of precipitation during IWW cleaning 8. Redox reactions - characterization of the oxidation and reduction process, oxidation and reducing agents, examples of use in cleaning IWW 9. Adsorption - adsorption equilibrium, adsorption kinetics, factors influencing adsorption, adsorbent characteristics, adsorbent adsorbent, examples of adsorbents and their use in IWW cleaning 10. Ion exchange - process characteristics, ion exchange characteristics and their division, functional group carriers, ion exchange regeneration, examples of IWW cleaning applications 11. Clarification - colloidal distribution and their stability, process characteristics (coagulation, flocculation, sludge separation), coagulants, flocculants, combination of coagulation with flotation, electrocoagulation, example of IWW cleaning 12. Biological treatment in anaerobic conditions - comparison of aerobic and anaerobic processes, characteristics of the anaerobic process, scheme of anaerobic decomposition of organic substances, factors influencing mechanization, cultivation of anaerobic biomass, anaerobic reactors and their use in purification of IWW, reactor incorporation, choice of anaerobic reactor type 13. Biological aerobic cleaning - process characterization, technological parameters of activation, description of activated sludge, types of activation, aeration of activation tanks, nutritional elements, examples of use of activation during cleaning IWW 14. Sludge processing technology - basic sludge properties, sludge classification, sludge thickening, sludge stabilization, sludge dewatering, sludge finishing

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  34
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Compulsory participation in exercises.

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