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Equipment for wastewater treatment plant

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Course Unit Code542-0523/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
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
NEC37prof. Ing. Jan Nečas, Ph.D.
The subject acquaints students with equipment used in various types of waste water treatment and treatment plants such as transport and handling equipment and means for water pumping in the area of waste water treatment. Students will learn the basics of their design and technological calculations and their application in operation. Part of the course is also study of measurement and regulation of individual parameters during operation of these devices.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with equipment commonly used in treatment plants and enviromental engineering. The students will be also acquaint with basic design, construction and instrumentation of above mentioned equipment.
Course Contents
1. Introduction, requirements for technical level of equipment
2. Technical documentation, drawings, technical standardization
3. Materials for structures and equipment, cast iron steel, plastics, materials for drinking water
4. Main equipment parts, basic calculations and design
5. Rotating electrical machines
6. Principles of measurement and control of engineering equipment
7. Machines and equipment for water transport, Pump design, testing and operation
8. Machinery and equipment for air and gas transport
9. Equipment for mechanical waste water treatment
10. Dosing equipment for chemicals
11. Machinery for sludge dewatering and drying
12. Machines and equipment for water power utilization
13. Basics of industrial power engineering,
14. Operation, maintenance and repair of equipment
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Moran, S. An Applied Guide to Water and Effluent Treatment Plant Design, Elsevier Science, 2018, ISBN: 9780128113103
Stuetz, R. Principles of Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes (Water and Wastewater Process Technologies), IWA Publishing, 2009,ISBN:1843390264
Schulze, D. Powders and bulk solids: behavior, characterization, storage and flow, New York: Springer, 2008. ISBN 35-407-3767-7.
Kutz, Myer. Mechanical Engineers' Handbook: Materials and Mechanical Design, Volume 1, Third Edition. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2006.

Polák,J.,Pavliska,J.,Slíva,A.:Dopravní a manipulační zařízení I.ES VŠB-TUO, 2001.
Polák,J.,Bailotti,K.,Pavliska,J.,Hrabovský,L.:Dopravní a manipulační zařízení II. ES VŠB-TUO, 2003.
Jasaň V., Lemesányi L., Úpravnické stroje I..VŠT Košice 1987, 335s.
Bolton, W. Mechatronics: Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, 6th Ed.Harlow: Pearson, 2016. 663 p. ISBN 978-1-292-07668-3
Recommended Reading:
Ray, T. K. Mechanical handling of materials. New Delhi: Asian Books Private Limited. 2004.
Wohlbier, R. H. Mechanical conveying. Clausthal-Zellerfeld: Trans Tech Publ.2000.
Fayed, M. E., & Skocir, T. S. Mechanical conveyors: Selection and operation. 2018.
Sclater, N. Mechanisms and mechanical devices sourcebook. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2013.
Kopáček, J. Pohony a převody. Skripta VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2. vyd. 2009, s. 211, ISBN 978-80-248-1967-9
Kozubková, M., Jablonská, J. Modelování a simulace tekutinových systémů. Ostrava: VŠB-TU, 2017, 217s.
Drastík, F.: Technické kreslení I. pravidla tvorby výkresů ve strojírenství I. Ostrava: Montanex,a.s. 2005, 2. vydání
Dunn, W.C., Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control, Second Edition. McGraw HillProfessional, Sep 28, 2018 - Technology & Engineering
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Individual consultations, Tutorials
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
        CreditCredit35 18
        ExaminationExamination65 21