546-0902/03 – Waste water treatment (ČOV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav KynclSubject version guarantorprof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Kyncl
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HEV01 doc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.
KYN43 prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Kyncl
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The objective of the subject is to learn more about individual processes used in the treatment of wastewater. To provide a general overview of processes used in treatment of industrial wastewater, incl. physical, chemical and biological processes. Individual methods are confronted in respect of possible use for removal of various types of pollutants. Emphasis is placed on technology and hydrology calculations of wastewater treatment plants. The subject also deals with wastewater sludge processing and methods used to increase capacity of wastewater treatment plants.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Technologies and functions (constructions) in treatment of municipal, industrial, and agricultural wastewater including related aspects of sewage networks. In-depth study of processes in the mechanical, biological, and chemical treatment of wastewater produced in production plants. Functional solutions to wastewater treatment plants and facilities. Technical and technological calculations of processes and plants. Construction and operation of water facilities. Links to protection of groundwater/surface water.

Compulsory literature:

RIFFAT R. Fundamentals of wastewater treatment and engineering. Boca Raton: CRC Press, c2013. ISBN 978-0-415-66958-0. Van NEUWENHUIJZEN, A. Handbook on Particle Separation Processes, London IWA Publishing 2009, ISBN 9781843392774. VON SPERLING, M. Activated Sludge and Aerobic Biofilm Reactors. Water Intelligence Online [online]. 2007, 6, 9781780402123-9781780402123 [cit. 2020-04-28]. DOI: 10.2166/9781780402123. ISSN 1476-1777. Water supply, IWA Publishing, 2000. ISSN 1606-9749.

Recommended literature:

RICE, E.W., ed. Standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater. 22nd ed. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, c2012. ISBN 978-0-87553-013-0. ORHON D., Babuna F. Industrial Wastewater Treatment by Activated Sludge. London: IWA Publishing 2009, ISBN 9781843391449. Practical wastewater treatment. Hoboken: Wiley, 2006. ISBN 0-470-06792-6. CHEREMISINOFF, N.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

One-on-one consultations on the studied topic. Oral examination with a time for preparation in writing.


Other requirements

Study of foreign literature on PhD Thesis.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

- Wastewater, the character of water pollutants, organic substances and their determination, sewage water composition and quantities, micropollutants. Water legislation. - Technological lines in large-size, medium-size and small WWTPs. Centralized and decentralized purification, industrial wastewater, mechanical purification, rough cleaning, clarification. - Basics of biological purification processes, the growth and multiplication of microorganisms, growth curve, kinetic principles of microorganism selection, kinetics of medium removal. - Principle of wastewater aerobic purification, activated sludge, organic compound metabolism, organic compound removal. - Basic methods of cultivation of activated sludge, activation process, oxygen demand, water oxygen transfer, methods and aeration. - Major technological modifications of activation system, most important technology parameters of activation, factors affecting the efficiency of activation. - Biological removal of nitrogen, nitrification, denitrification, activation system of nitrogen removal, bioaugmentation, Anammox system. - Biological removal of phosphorus, activation systems of phosphorus removal, joint biological removal of nitrogen and phosphorus, chemical removal of phosphorus. - Anaerobic purification processes, comparison of aerobic and anaerobic processes, principle of anaerobic decomposition, anaerobic purification of wastewater, types of reactors. - Sewage sludge processing, anaerobic stabilisation, reactors, sludge gas, sludge water, further sludge hygienisation, sludge drying and incineration. Phosphorus recovery from sludge.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (P2116) Mineral Raw Materials (2102V009) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P2116) Mineral Raw Materials (2102V009) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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