637-3032/01 – Recycling of specific wastes (ReSO)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Non-ferrous Metals, Refining and RecyclingCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jitka Malcharcziková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Ivo Szurman, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation2019/2020
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAL37 doc. Ing. Jitka Malcharcziková, Ph.D.
SZU02 doc. Ing. Ivo Szurman, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able to: - classify and characterize different types of specific wastes, - define and explain the basic parameters of the discussed materials, - assess and evaluate the possible techniques of the waste processing, - formulate pros and cons of various processing methods, - make the selection of technologies for the recycling of selected type specific waste, - optimize technological parameters of the recycling processes of selected types waste with respect to an environment, - apply knowledge to solving of technological problems.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work


The course is focused on the recycling of specific waste types that do not fall into any class of the classical waste as well as on their properties and structure of consumption as a future source of raw materials. It also discussed the potential danger to human and the environment. It introduces students with these types of wastes with significant contents of non-ferrous metals and other valuable non-metallic components, their characteristics and possibilities of technologies for processing and recycling. In recycle processes notices pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical processes, focusing mainly on the recycling process of silver, carcatalyzator, radioactive waste, batteries and accumulators and other materials.

Compulsory literature:

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. RAO, S. R. Resource recovery and recycling from metallurgical wastes. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2006. ISBN 0-08-045131-4. ASHBY, M. F. Materials and the environment: eco-informed material choice. Waltham: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 978-0-12-385971-6.

Recommended literature:

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

Student will prepare and vindicate the semester project in the range of 10-15 pages focused on a given topic from the area of the selected type waste recycling. The work will not include the results if its own experimental work. The student then will pass the test. The student will demonstrate knowledge during solving of technological problem.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction, characteristics of selected wastes, basic concepts. 2. Magnetic scrap. 3. Depleted catalysts, automotive catalytic converters. 4. Silver wastes - solid. 5. Silver wastes - liquid. 6. Radioactive wastes. 7. Used batteries and accumulators. 8. Composite wastes processing. 9. Combined wastes. 10. Selected polymer based types wastes. 11. Wrecked cars as a source of secondary raw materials. 12. Recycling of wastes containing mercury. 13. Tungsten wastes. 14. Problems of treatment of retired photovoltaic panels.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester, validity until: 2019/2020 Summer 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 40  25
        Examination Examination 60  26
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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