546-0980/02 – Processing and utilisation of sludge from water treatmanet and purification (ZVK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.
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.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student has knowledge of: - the properties of sludge that forms during water treatment and purification - technologies for wastewater treatment sludge and sewage sludge processing - technologies for sludge treatment and its further potential use Basic competences: - students are able to characterize sludge properties - students are able to choose a suitable technology for sludge processing or its use

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course focuses on sludge that forms as an inseparable part of wastewater treatment and purification. The character of the sludge is given by its composition and properties of the treated, or purified water. Therefore, its properties differ widely. The course provides complex information on available technologies to be applied in the processing of water-management and sewage sludge, including sludge arising from treatment of industrial wastewater. Next, the course deals with the technologies of sludge treatment and its further use options. Due attention is also paid to relevant legislation.

Compulsory literature:

BINNIE, C., M. KIMBER. Basic water treatment. 4 ed. London:Thomas Telford, 2009. ISBN 978-0-7277-3608-6. TANDOI, V., D. JENKINS and J. WANNER, ed. Activated sludge separation problems: theory, control measures, practical experience. London:IWA Publishing, 2006. Scientific and technical report series, no. 16. ISBN 1-900222-84-1. SPERLING, M.V. Activated sludge and aerobic biofilm reactors. London: IWA Publishing, 2007. TUROVSKIY I.S. and P.K. MATHAI. Wastewater sludge processing. Hoboken:Wiley, 2005. ISBN 0-471-79161-X.

Recommended literature:

ROGOFF, M. J. Solid Waste Recycling and Processing. Elsevier, 2014. ISBN 978-1-4557-3192-3. KYNCL, M. Opportunities for water treatment sludge re-use. GeoScience Engineering. Ostrava: VŠB - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2008, 54(1), 11-22. ISSN 1802-5420. GERARDI, M. H. Nitrification and Denitrification in the Activated Sludge Process. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2002. MOGENS H., P. HARREMOES, J.la C. JANSEN, E. ARVIN. Wastewater Treatment: Biological and Chemical Processes. 3rd ed. Berlin: Springer, 2002, 430 p. Environmental Science and Engineering: Environmental Engineering. ISBN 978-3-540-42228-0.

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:

Composition of treated water, water treatment processes and technologies Water treatment sludge – sludge characterisation Technologies of water treatment sludge disposal and processing Water treatment plant sludge management Use of water treatment sludge Wastewater composition, and wastewater purification processes and technologies Sewage treatment plant sludge management Sewage sludge – sludge characterisation Sewage sludge management in the CR Sludge processing technologies Sludge stabilisation and hygienisation Sewage sludge use and applications

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination  
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

Show history

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (P0724D290002) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0724D290002) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P2116) Mineral Raw Materials (2102V009) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
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

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner