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Industrial wastewater treatment

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Course Unit Code546-0125/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory type B
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
HEV01prof. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.
Lectures summarize the different methods of cleaning industrial wastewater and process solutions according to their predominant pollution. The focus of the study is asked to process sewage characteristics, suitable for various types of wastewater. The course emphasis is placed on designing different versions of specific industrial wastewater treatment (in excercises).
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Summarize methods of treating industrial waste water by various industries. Discuss new technological processes of industrial wastewater treatment methods, including electrochemical and membrane processes.
Design modification options effluent treatment.
Course Contents
1. Industrial waste water (IWW) - their characteristics, an overview of the methods of cleaning, conditions for discharging into the public sewage and the recipient, flow and load balancing.
2. Methods of mechanical purification of IWW, filtration and sedimentation processes, used equipment, examples of use for IWW cleaning
3 Membrane processes - process separation (ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, dialysis, electrodialysis) and their characteristics, examples of IWW cleaning
4. Separation of light particles - gravitational separators of fats and oils, example for use in IWW cleaning; flotation - process characterization, free flotation, pressure flotation, electroflotation, examples of IWW cleaning
5. Neutralization - process characteristics, examples of IWW cleaning applications
6. Precipitation - process characteristics, precipitation of heavy metals (hydroxides, sulphides); precipitation of anions, examples of use of precipitation during IWW cleaning
7. Redox reactions - characterization of the oxidation and reduction process, oxidation and reducing agents, examples of use in cleaning IWW
8. Adsorption - adsorption equilibrium, adsorption kinetics, factors influencing adsorption, adsorbent characteristics, adsorbent adsorbent, examples of adsorbents and their use in IWW cleaning
9. Ion exchange - process characteristics, ion exchange characteristics and their division, functional group carriers, ion exchange regeneration, examples of IWW cleaning applications
10. Clarification - colloidal distribution and their stability, process characteristics (coagulation, flocculation, sludge separation), coagulants, flocculants, combination of coagulation with flotation, electrocoagulation, example of IWW cleaning
11. Biological treatment in anaerobic conditions - comparison of aerobic and anaerobic processes, characteristics of the anaerobic process, scheme of anaerobic decomposition of organic substances, factors influencing mechanization, cultivation of anaerobic biomass, anaerobic reactors and their use in purification of IWW, reactor incorporation, choice of anaerobic reactor type
12. Biological aerobic cleaning - process characterization, technological parameters of activation, description of activated sludge, types of activation, aeration of activation tanks, nutritional elements, examples of use of activation during cleaning IWW
13. Sludge processing technology - basic sludge properties, sludge classification, sludge thickening, sludge stabilization, sludge dewatering, sludge finishing
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Woodard, Frank. Industrial waste treatment handbook. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, c2001. ISBN 0-7506-7317-6.
Victor Bonn. Emerging Technologies for Waste Water Treatment. CLANRYE INTERNATIONAL, 2015. ISBN 1632401703
Worch, E. Hydrochemistry: basic concepts and exercises. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015. ISBN 978-3-11-031553-0.
Bratby, J. Coagulation and flocculation in water and wastewater treatment. 2nd ed. London: IWA Publishing, 2006. ISBN 1-843391-06-6.
MALÝ, Josef a Petr HLAVÍNEK. Čištění průmyslových odpadních vod. Brno: NOEL 2000, 1996. ISBN 80-86020-05-3.
DOHÁNYOS, Michal, Jan KOLLER a Nina STRNADOVÁ. Čištění odpadních vod. Praha: Vydavatelství VŠCHT, 1998. ISBN 80-7080-316-9.
HLAVÍNEK, Petr a Dušan NOVOTNÝ. Intenzifikace čistíren odpadních vod. Brno: NOEL 2000, 1996. ISBN 80-86020-01-0.
DAVIS, Mackenzie L. Water and Wastewater Engineering. Design Principles and Practice. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, 2020. ISBN 978-1260132274.
Recommended Reading:
STUMM, Werner a James J. MORGAN. Aquatic Chemistry: Chemical Equilibria and Rates in Natural Waters. New York: Wiley, 1996. ISBN 0-471-51185-4.
Professional articles.
CHEREMISINOFF, Nicholas P. Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, c2002. ISBN 0-75067498-9.
BINNIE, CH. a M. KIMBER. Basic Water Treatment. London: Thomas Telford, 2009. 318 s. ISBN 978-0-7277-3608-6.
OHRON, D. et al. Industrial Wastewater Treatment by Activated Sludge. London: IWA Publishing, 2009. ISBN 1843391449
PITTER, Pavel. Hydrochemie. Praha: VŠCHT, 2015. ISBN 978-80-7080-928-0.
JELÍNEK, Luděk a kol. Desalinační a separační metody v úpravě vody. Praha: VŠCHT Praha, 2009. 129 s. ISBN 978-80-7080-705-7
PYTL, Vladimír. Příručka provozovatele čistírny odpadních vod. Líbeznice: Medim pro SOVAK ČR, 2012. ISBN 978-80-87140-26-0.
WOODARD, Frank. Industrial Waste Treatment Handbook. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001. ISBN 0-7506-7317-6.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Experimental work in labs, Field data collection
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit33 17
        ExaminationExamination67 34