546-0151/01 – Wastewater Treatment Technology (TCV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav KynclSubject version guarantorprof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Kyncl
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KYN43 prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Kyncl
MAL45 Ing. Petra Malíková, 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

The aim of the course is to extend the knowledge of biological wastewater treatment. Describe the main technological articles including their parameters. Explain aerobic and anaerobic processes in detail. Learn about the latest nutrient removal procedures. In sludge management, pay attention to sludge hygiene and phosphorus utilization.

Teaching methods



The course deals with wastewater treatment by biological methods. It is based on the theory of aerobic and anaerobic cleaning. Modern methods of nutrient removal are introduced. Great attention is paid to sanitation, processing and use of sludge.

Compulsory literature:

Practical wastewater treatment. Hoboken: Wiley, 2006. ISBN 0-470-06792-6.

Recommended literature:

CHEREMISINOFF, Nicholas P. Handbook of water and wastewater treatment technologies. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, c2002. Pollution engineering. ISBN 0-75067498-9.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Check questions, verification tests


Other requirements

study of professional journals


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Waste waters, character of pollutants in waters, organic substances and their determination, composition and amount of sewage water, micro-pollutants. Basics of legislation. 2.Technological lines of large, medium and small WWTP. Centralized and decentralized treatment, industrial waste water, mechanical treatment, coarse pre-treatment. 3.Setting and thickening of process theory suspensions, settling and thickening tanks, design of settling tanks, technological parameters of tanks. 4.General basics of biological treatment processes, growth and multiplication of microorganism, growth curve, kinetic principles of microorganism selection, kinetics of substrate removal. 5. Principles of aerobic wastewater treatment, activated sludge, metabolism of organic compounds, removal of organic substances. 6.Basic methods of activated sludge cultivation, activation process, basic technological parameters, oxygen consumption, oxygen transfer to water. 7.Aeration of activation tanks, pneumatic aeration, technological modifications of conventional activation systems, technological parameters, examples of activation. 8. Biofilm reactors, properties of biofilm, sprayed biological columns, classification and parameters, rotary reactors, combined biomass cultivation. 9.Biological nitrogen removal, nitrification, denitrification, activation systems of nitrogen removal, bioaugmentation, Anammox system 10.Biological phosphorus removal, activation systems of phosphorus removal, common biological removal of nitrogen and phosphorus, chemical removal of phosphorus. 11. Separation of activated sludge, separation properties of sludge and their influence, identification of filamentous organisms, and metabolic selection of sludge. 12. Final settling tanks, operation and control, technological parameters of tanks, membrane separation, design, advantages and disadvantages of membrane processes. 13.Anaerobic treatment processes, comparison of aerobic and anaerobic processes, principle of anaerobic decomposition, anaerobic wastewater treatment, types of reactors. 14. Treatment of sewage sludge, anaerobic stabilization, reactors, sludge gas, sludge water, further sludge hygiene, sludge drying and incineration. Extraction of phosphorus from sludge.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-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  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Compulsory Attendance in Exercises.

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