546-0448/03 – Waste Recycling (RO)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Čablík, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Čablík, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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CAB72 doc. Ing. Vladimír Čablík, 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

Knowledge of waste management in terms of their disposal and removal and their efficient material and energy recovery. Ability to distinguish different approaches, to estimate and find best solutions for a particular problem of waste management. Students will be able to obtain information for work experience, demonstrate a general overview and evaluate the issue. Compare different approaches and practical side of them. Being able to produce results and solve them independently. Demonstrate ability to communicate (active both writing and speaking), manage technical terminology.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Project work


Reading this course the students will have an overview of current recycling of waste and learn about world-wide classical recycling technologies. Material sources focus on secondary materials and their processing. Theoretical basics of pyrometallurgical, hydrometallurgical and electrometallurgical processes are followed by recycling technologies of regeneration of selected utility ingredients from production, processing and amortization refuse, including the issue of ecotoxicology.

Compulsory literature:

RUDOLPH, Natalie, Raphael KIESEL and Chuanchom AUMNATE. Understanding Plastics Recycling. München: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co., 2017. DOI: 10.3139/9781569906774. ISBN 978-1-56990-676-7. WORRELL, Ernst and M. A. REUTER. Handbook of recycling: state-of-the-art for practitioners, analysts, and scientists. Boston: Elsevier, [2014]. ISBN 978-0-12-396459-5. MISHRA, B., Christian LUDWIG and S. DAS, ed. REWAS 2008: Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste, Treatment and Clean Technology [CD-ROM]. Warrendale: TMS, c2008. ISBN 978-0-87339-726-1. Alfred Arn. NIJKERK and WIJNAND L. Dalmijn: Handbook of recycling technigues. [Rev. and expanded ed.]. The Hague : Nijkerk Consultancy, 1998 - 216 s. ISBN 90-802909-2-0.

Recommended literature:

Aluminium recycling / Mark E. Schlesinger. - Boca Raton : CRC/Taylor & Francis, c2007 - 225 s. ISBN 978-0-8493-9662-5. Recycling in textiles / edited in Youjiang Wang. - Cambridge : Woodhead Publishing, 2006 - x, 230 s. ISBN 1-85573-952-6. WEINBERG, Adam S., David N. PELLOW a Allan SCHNAIBERG. Urban recycling and the search for sustainable community development. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c2000. ISBN 978-0691050140. HEGBERG B. Mixed plastics recycling technology. Hardbound, 217 pages, publication date: Dec-1992. ISBN 0-8155-1297-X.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

During the exercises there will be a test to control the acquired knowledge, students will present their project, which is thematically focused on issues lectured. During lectures students and teachers will discuss diverse topics. At the end of semester written and oral exam.


Other requirements

The study of foreign literature.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Waste processing based on aluminum, tin, zinc, copper, lead and their alloys. (Applications pyrometallurgical , hydrometallurgical and elektrometalurgických processes in recycling technologies) 2. Recycling of precious and non-ferrous metals 3. Recycling of lead waste 4. Recycling construction waste - processing technology, use (machines for the recycling of construction waste , types of shredders for various kinds of construction waste sorting line ) 5. Recycling of asphalt pavements , roads and highways 6. Recycling technology for the processing of paper, textiles , tires and waste from logging 7. Recycling and recovery of waste glass 8. Recycling and recovery of plastics (PET , PVC , EPS , etc.) 9. Recycling of WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) 10. Possibilities of utilization of fly ash - the technology of production of artificial aggregates from fly ash 11. Recycling of wastes from chemical industry 12. Possibilities of recycling and regeneration of used oils - Technology 13. Car wrecks - processing technology and current status 14. Municipal waste - sorting lines, extractable components from municipal waste

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 (33) 18
                Laboratorní úloha Laboratory work 20  10
                Semestrální práce Semestral project 13  8
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 33
                Písemná zkouška Written examination 30  15
                Ústní zkouška Oral examination 37  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 8+8 hours/semester lectures+exercises in full-time form 100% participation in exercises

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2021/2022 (N0788A290001) Waste Management and Mineral Processing OH P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0788A290001) Waste Management and Mineral Processing OH K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0788A290001) Waste Management and Mineral Processing OH K Czech Most 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0788A290001) Waste Management and Mineral Processing OH K Czech Most 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0788A290001) Waste Management and Mineral Processing OH K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0788A290001) Waste Management and Mineral Processing OH P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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