546-0459/02 – Biological Waste Water Treatment (BČOV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits7
Subject guarantorprof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav KynclSubject version guarantorprof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Kyncl
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation2019/2020
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-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 3+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 9+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Theoretical background and principles of biological (biochemical) treatment of municipal waters and some industrial waters.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Other activities


Theoretical background and principles of biological (biochemical) treatment of municipal waters and some industrial waters. Study into impacts of technological parameters on kinetics of degradation of organic loads in wastewater by aerobic and anaerobic processes. Explantation to constructions /functions/ parameters of machines and equipment used for wastewater treatment and WWTP/WPP sludge dewatering and processing.

Compulsory literature:

Water Treatment Handbook, France Seventh edition,Degremont, 2007 Gerardi, M. H.: Wastewater Bacteria. Paperback, John Wiley. 2006. 272 pp. ISBN 0-471-20691-1. Turovskiy, I.S.; Mathai, P. K.: Wastewater Sludge Processing. John Wiley. 2006. 354 pp. ISBN 0-471-70054-1.

Recommended literature:

Seviour, R., : Microbial Ekology of Activated Sludge, London IWA Publishing 2009, ISBN 9781843390329. Twort A. et al.: Water Supply, IWAPublishing, London, 2000

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Odevzdání protokolů z laboratorních cvičení.


Other requirements

100% participation in exercises in the laboratory and field trip


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Types of wastewaters. Determination of organic substances in wastewaters. Biological degradability. 2. Technology lines in big, medium-sized and small wastewater treatment plants. 3. Mechanical cleaning and settling of substances in waters. 4. Aerobic cleaning with mixed culture. Growth and proliferation of microorganisms. Growth curve. Kinetics of organis substances removal. 5. Activation process, activated sludge, basic method in cultivation of mixed culture. Hydraulic characteristics of activation. 6. Most important parameters of activation technology. Factors influencing activation efficiency.Sludge bulking. 7. Oxygenation capacity. Oxygen demand for activation. Transfer of oxygen into water. Types of aerators. 8. Overview of main technology modifications used in treatment by mixed culture in suspension. 9. Biological removal of nutrients. Nitrification and denitrification. Removal of phosphorus. Theory of bio-film processes. Composion and creation of biolfilms. Biological columns. Rotary reactors and reactors with combined biomass cultivation. 10. Theory of anaerobic treatment of wastewaters. Anaerobic reactors. 11. Comparison of aerobic and anaerobic procedures in biological treatment of wastewaters. 12. Using biological processes in treatment of municipal and industrial wastewaters. 13. Using anaerobic processes and reactors in wastewater sludge treatment. Stabilisation products. 14. Methods used for treatment and dewatering of stabilised sludge. Increasing health safety and disposal of wastewater sludge. 15. Special biological methods used for wastewater treatment. Wastewaters from industry and agriculture.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2017/2018 Winter semester, validity until: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  34 3
Mandatory attendence participation: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T029) Mineral Biotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904T029) Mineral Biotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner

Assessment of instruction

2018/2019 Winter