Course syllabus FVO - Physical Properties of Waste (FA - SS 2018/2019)

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Course code: FVO
Course title in language of instruction: Fyzikální vlastnosti odpadů
Course title in Czech: Physical Properties of Waste
Course title in English: Physical Properties of Waste
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master
Semester: SS 2018/2019
Name of lecturer: doc. RNDr. Ivo Křivánek, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
Students should obtain knowledge on basic physical properties of waste materials and with the appliction of these properties in treatment of waste and their subsequent use
Course contents:
1.Diffusion (allowance 2/2)
a.Basic terms and equations
b.Difussion of radiactive elements in environment

2.The use of COMSOL software for the solution of diffussion problems (allowance 2/2)
a.Diffusion of gas in membranes
b.Difussion in liquids

3.Sorbtion properties (allowance 4/4)
a.Adsorbtion isotherms - main cathegories
b.Adsorbtion of heavy metals

4.Fluid properties of waste (allowance 4/4)
a.Main equations of fluid dynamics
b.Viscosity and its measurement
c.Newton liquids

5.Non Newton liquids (allowance 2/2)
a.Main non-Newton liquids
b.Description of fluid in tubes

6.Numerical methods of fluid mechanics (allowance 2/2)
a.Basic software od CFD (computer fluid dynamics)
b.Main applications - examples
c.Numerical modelling of mixing

7.Mass transfer in porous media (allowance 2/2)
8.Air pollutants (allowance 2/2)
a.Phenomenological description
b.Modelling of pollutants movement

9.Thermal properties (allowance 4/4)
a.Basic thermal properties
b.Heat transfer

10.Mechanical properties (allowance 4/4)
a.Basic mechanical properties
b.Composite with waste matrials
c.Landfield stability

Learning outcomes and competences:
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Type of course unit: optional
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice24 h
     preparation for exam92 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
defence of the project, oral examination
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
REVybrané články z časopisu Waste Management.


Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 11/06/2018.

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