Course detail

Technologies of waste treatment

FCH-MCO_TNOAcad. year: 2020/2021

Definition of the waste-related issues, legislation and management.
Sources of the municipal and industrial waste.
Types of wastes and their use, recycling, disposal.
Fundamental waste technologies - biological, thermal, landfil and solidifaction
Alternative ways of waste treatment
Technologies used for waste treatment.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Review about development, reprocessing, recyclation and respectively disposal of wastes. Graduate can take position either as a manager or an operation engineer in a company dealing with waste treatment.


Inorganic, Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Technology of Chemical Substances,


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Kuraš M.: Odpady, jejich využití a zneškodňování, VŠChT, Praha 1994, ISBN 80-85087-32-4 (CS)
Straka F. : Metody likvidace a energetického využití odpadů. CA Publ., Praha 1991. (CS)
Tichý M.: Toxikologie pro chemiky. Univerzita Karlova, Karolinum, Praha 2004. (CS)
Kadrnožka J.: Energie a globální oteplování. VUTIUM, Brno 2006. (CS)
Scheirs H. F., Kaminsky W.: Feedstock Recycling and Pyrolysis of Waste Plastics. Wiley, New York 2006. (CS)
Bender H. F., Eisenbarth P.: Hazardous Chemicals. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim 2007. (CS)
Kizlink J. : Nakládání s odpady, FCH VUT, Brno 2007, ISBN 978-80-214-3348-9 (CS)
Kuraš M.: Odpadové hospodářství. Ekomonitor spol. s r.o., Chrudim 2008, ISBN 978-80-86832-54-0 (CS)
Kizlink J.: Nakládání s odpady, FCH VUT, Brno 2012, ISBN 978-80-214-4413-3 (CS)
Dlouhý Z.: Nakládání s radioaktivním odpadem a vyhořelým jaderným palivem, VUTIUM, Brno 2009 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in the form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

oral test, to proceed requires at least 50% of correct answers.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction and history, waste management, legislation, waste index
2. Life cycle assessment, cirkular economy, strategies, recycling
3. Devices and mashines for pretreatment and separation of waste
4. Waste treatment technology: Biological methods I
5. Waste treatment technology: Biological methods II
6. Waste treatment technology: Thermal methods I
7. Waste treatment technology: Thermal methods II
8. Waste treatment technology: Landafilling, vitrification, AOP
9. Waste treatment technology: Alternative approaches
10. Waste types: municipal waste
11. Waste types: industry and mining
12. Waste types: agriculture
13. Waste types: other adn special types


The students get the knowledge on the principles of the gathering, selection, transportation and further utilization or disposal of diiferent sorts of wastes. Furthermore, the students will learn about the main producers, types of waste and options in thei rtreatement, recycling, re-using or disposal. The part of the eduction includes also knowledge on mashines and devices used for waster treatment as well as the companies dealing with waste. The excusion into the selected companies are planned as a part of the waste treatment laboratory classes. To sum it up, the aim is to prepare the students to become ingineers working in the waste treatment companies.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

oral examination, the student will be asked 5 questions, the minimal success si reached when at least 2 of them are answered

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme AKREDITACE Master's

    specialization --- , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme NKCP_CHTOZP Master's

    branch NKCO_CHTOZP , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme NPCP_CHTOZP Master's

    branch NPCO_CHTOZP , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer