Course syllabus BZOD2 - Biological Treatment of Wastes II (FA - WS 2020/2021)

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Course title in Czech: Biological Treatment of Wastes II
Course title in English: Biological Treatment of Wastes II
WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
master; master continuing
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Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Pavel Ryant, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Faculty: Faculty of AgriSciences
Ing. Jitka Čermáková (instructor)
doc. Ing. Libor Kalhotka, Ph.D. (instructor)
doc. Ing. Pavel Ryant, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Ing. Ivan Tůma, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Jaroslav Záhora, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites: (Microbiology or Environmental Microbiology) and Chemistry and Physics of Waste Management or Bachelor State Examination
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Learn the knowledge about basic processes and interactions inside the microbial communities usable for biological treatment of waste. In addition students gain knowledge about selected biotechnology of waste, microbial communications, and the changes in life strategies of microorganisms.
Course content:
Characteristics of wastes with regard to biological degradability (allowance 4/4)
a.Microflora of wastes with herbal and animal origin
b.Prognoses of use biodegradable wastes

2.Principles of microbial transformation and degradation of various types of waste (allowance 6/6)
a.Efficiency of use microorganisms BRO
Microbial conversion of wastes products

3.Aerobic treatment of wastes (allowance 6/6)
a.Composting, continuation of the process according on the technique of composting and of wastes composition
Possibilities of using soil animals in composting
The biological characteristics of compost
Hygiene control of the composting process

Anaerobic techniques of treatment of wastes (allowance 4/4)
Fermentation products (biogas, compost)
b.Biochemical processes associated with fermentation

Wastes from the sewage treatment plants (allowance 4/4)
The microflora of sewage sludge
The use of microorganisms in wastewater treatment

Hygienic aspects of treatment of wastes (allowance 4/4)
Interaction of microorganisms with organic and inorganic pollutants
Indicator microorganisms
Release of emissions from biological treatment of wastes

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
28 h
28 h
consultation12 h
preparation for exam
40 h
preparation for regular assessment
20 h
preparation for regular testing
10 h
preparation of presentation10 h
elaboration of reports
20 h
168 h
Assessment methods:
Course credit: (requirements -- equivalent presence in seminars, prepared protocol from each seminar, final seminary credit test -- minimum at least 60% corrects answers). Preparation of the final semester project. Credit is compulsory for final exam participation.
Examination: writing preparation and oral exam (duration of 30 minutes in total) consist of 4 questions from separate thematic fields. Precondition for passing the subject - to answer each of the questions at least with mark "E".
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Bioremediation of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Enfield, NH: Science Publishers, 400 p. ISBN 1-57808-364-8.
MADIGAN, M T. -- BROCK, T D. et al. Brock biology of microorganisms. 12th ed. San Francisco [u.a.: Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, ISBN 978-0-321-53615-0.
Poĺnohospodárska mikrobiológia. 1st ed. Bratislava: Príroda, 1987. 432 p.
MORSCHECK, G. Biologische Abfallbehandlung. Rostock: Universität Rostock, 2000. 110 p.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study C-WT-WTM Waste Technology and Management, full-time form, initial period WS 2020/2021
Course listed in previous semesters: WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017, WS 2015/2016, WS 2014/2015 (and older)
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Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 10/16/2020.

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