Course detail

FCH-BA_OHTAcad. year: 2021/2022

Definition: waste management, legislation and management.
Circular economy, life cycle assesment
Sources of waste (hausehold and industry)
Types of waste, recycling, disposal. Waste analysis.
Fundamental technologies - biological, thermal, landfilling and solidification.
Devices used for waste treatment.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will obtain knowledge on
legislation and strategy of waste management,
sources of waste
waste collection
waste recycling and disposal
waste analysis


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Scheirs H. F., Kaminsky W.: Feedstock Recycling and Pyrolysis of Waste Plastics. Wiley, New York (EN)
Bender H. F., Eisenbarth P.: Hazardous Chemicals. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim (EN)
Williams, P.T. Waste treatment and disposal. Wiley and Sons. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures 2h/week, seminars 2h/week, e-learning LMS Moodle is available. Seminars will be orginzed as the excursions to selected companies (compulsory).

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

written examination, "E" and better is given if 50% and more questions are answered

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction and historical overview
2.-3.Waste management, legislation in Czech republic and EU.
4. Cirkular economy, principles, approaches, examples.
5.- 6. Life cycle assesment, approaches, examples.
7. Waste analysis.
8. Waste from mining and metallurgy.
9. Waste from industry, pharmacy and paper production.
10. Waste from agricultural activities, gastro-waste, legislation.
11. Haushold waste, legislation.
12. -13. Conventional and alternative waste treatment technologies.
14. Devices used in waste treatment technologies.


The aim is to give students the information on current and planned legislation of waste management, WM strategies, WM companies, principles and examples of circula economy, methods of Life cycle assesment, issues of collecting, separation, transport, recycling or waste disposal. Next, students will learn about types of waste, the disposal technologies and strategies. part of the course will be also devoted to waste analysis. As a part of education are planned excursions to several companies dealing with waste disposal.

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

seminars are compulsory

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKCP_ECHBM Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
  • Programme BPCP_ECHBM Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer