637-0004/01 – Materials recycling and circular economy (RMCE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Non-ferrous Metals, Refining and RecyclingCredits2
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jitka Malcharcziková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jitka Malcharcziková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAL37 doc. Ing. Jitka Malcharcziková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+0
Part-time Graded credit 6+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- student will be able to define basic terms from the field of circular economy - student will be able to describe principles of circular economy - student will be able to describe basic technologies of processing common types of waste - student will be able to assess the ratio of waste utilization

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Project work


Předmět je zaměřen na problematiku oběhového hospodářství, maximalizaci využívání odpadů jako druhotných surovin a minimalizaci tvorby odpadů. Výuka bude probíhat formou prezentací s následnou diskusí k danému tématu.

Compulsory literature:

GHOST, Sandham K., Ed. Circular Economy: Global Perspective. Springer, 2020, 453 s. ISBN 978-981-15-1051-9. STAHEL, Walter R. The Circular Economy: A User’s Guide. Routledge, 2019, 102 s. ISBN 978-0-367-20014-5. WORRELL, E. a M. A. REUTER. Handbook of recycling: state-of-the-art for practitioners, analysts, and scientists. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2014. ISBN 978-0-12-396459-5.

Recommended literature:

ASHBY, M. F. Materials and the environment: eco-informed material choice. Waltham: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 978-0-12-385971-6. FRANCO-GARCÍA, M.-A., CARPIO-AGUILAR, J. C., a H. BRESSERS, Ed. Towards Zero Waste: Circular Economy Boost, Waste to Resources. Springer International Publishing, 2019, 273 s. ISBN 978-3-319-92930-9. NORDBERG, G. Handbook on the toxicology of metals. Burlington: Elsevier/Academic Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-12-369413-3.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Progress tests, final test, seminar work.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Waste management, waste, waste utilization, recycling. Circular economy. The basic terms of circular economy, product life cycle. Renewable, non-renewable resources, raw materials saving, sustainability. Reduction of waste generation, consumption of raw materials and energy. Material flows. Overview of basic technologies for common types of waste processing. Examples of specific waste treatment technologies. Upcycling, downcycling, urban mining. Limiting factors for use of waste as a secondary raw material. Utilization rate of selected waste, EU requirements. The system of circular economy in practice. Current environmental problems related to waste generation. Social responsibility. Tools to reduce waste generation.

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
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Passing tests, elaboration of seminar work.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2021/2022 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S01) Advanced engineering materials K Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2021/2022 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S02) Materials technologies and recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2021/2022 (N0715A270002) Materials Engineering (S02) Materials technologies and recycling K Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan

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