Course detail

Production and Waste

FSI-UOPAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course is focused on particular sectors of industrial production and on types of wastes that come of these sectors. Further, current issue of “ecological and economical trend” of wastes disposal is addressed – the possibilities of utilization or processing of wastes in the production, power engineering and other areas.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Pressing issue of ever rising waste production as well as types of waste, especially in industry, is presented in this course. Individual industrial areas will be analysed with respect to the waste they produce and their relation to environment protection.


Students should have basic knowledge from first three semesters at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

G. Kiely. 1998. Environmental Engineering. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998. 979 p. ISBN 0-07-709127-2.
Oh, Chang H.:Hazardous and radioactive waste treatment technologies handbook. New York: 2001. ISBN: 978-0849395864
Klass, DL. 1998. Biomass for Renewable Energy, Fuels, and Chemicals. San Diego: Academic Press/Elsevier, 1998. 651 p.
Kiely, G.: Environmental engineering. Boston: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1998, 979 s. ISBN 0-07-116424-3.
Časopisy Odpady, Odpadové fórum, Ochrana ovzduší, Vodní hospodářství, Česká energetika, Alternativní energie
Wang, Lawrence K.: Handbook of industrial and hazardous wastes treatment. 2004.
Schulz, H.:Bioplyn v praxi :teorie - projektování - stavba zařízení - příklady. 2004.
Věstník MŽP

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Award of the credit is conditioned by presentation of a paper on a given topic and by active participation in all lessons and field trips. In justified cases, teacher may present an alternative credit condition. Exam is written.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


This course aims to elevate awareness of necessity and need to wisely treat wastes – their production and minimization incorporated in design, and their maximal utilization if produced.

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

The compulsory attendance of the students is meant only for seminars and excursions, where the attendance is kept. In justified cases a compensatory form of teaching can be conducted by individual project.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-EPP , 3. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Overview of Czech valid legislation in the area of waste disposal and production.
2. Basic terms and definitions, basic procedures of waste disposal.
3. Ecologic aspects of industrial wastes – landfill.
4. Ecologic aspects of industrial wastes – incineration.
5. Elimination of hazardous wastes.
6. The possibilities of recycling of wastes.
7. Agriculture and food processing industry wastes.
8. Mining and transfer wastes.
9. Power industry wastes.
10. Textile industry wastes.
11. Glass production and construction wastes.
12. Plastic and rubber production industry.
13. New technologies in waste management.


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Semester paper assignment.
2. Categorizing wastes according to the wastes catalogue.
3. Excursion – collecting yard.
4. Video – landfilling.
5. Radioactive wastes.
6. The possibilities of recycling of wastes.
7. Agriculture and food processing industry wastes.
8. Mining and transfer wastes.
9. Power industry wastes.
10. Textile industry wastes.
11. Minimizing wastes.
12. Excursion – incineration plant.
13. Semester papers presentations.