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On Monday, September 4, a Joint Ph.D. defense took place at our department. Lucie Pokorná defended her Ph.D. thesis "Microaeration for biogas desulfurization – experimental and simulation study of various reactor types" written under the supervision of prof. Pavel Jeníček and Assoc. Prof. Jan Bartáček (both UCT Prague, Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering) and prof. Eveline I.P. Volcke (Ghent University, Department of Biosystems Engineering) and obtained a Ph.D. degree.
On 13 - 17 June 2017, an international conference BioTech 2017 took place in the National Technical Library in Prague, together with the 7th Czech-Swiss Symposium. The conference was attended by 270 representatives from 37 countries all over the world. In the competition of 97 posters, a poster of Zdeněk Varga (a PhD student from our department) was awarded by the Best Student Poster Award sponsored by a foundation of Zdenek and Michaela Bakala. The poster was about Biomethane from biogas or waste carbon dioxide: Adaptation of hydrogenotrophic methanogens.
Assoc. Prof. Jan Bartáček from the Department of Water Technology and Environment Engineering was a Keynote SPeaker at the 1st International Conference on Environmental Technology and Innovations held in November 23-5, 2016 at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
Doc.Bartáček presented a lecture "Sustainable Sewage Treatment for the 21st century".
On Monday November 14th our university welcomed students of international study programATHENS. The Faculty of Environmental Technology and the Faculty of Chemical Engineering regularly offer courses Environmental Technologyhttp://tvp.vscht.cz/department/people/19018/24726 and Digital Signal and Image Processing with Applications http://uprt.vscht.cz/prochazka/pedag/ATHENSe.htm.
More informations on: http://intranet.cvut.cz/incomers/athens
On September 15, 2016 signed by the President of the IWA (International Water Association), Professor Helmut Kroiss Austrian certificate that certifies the election of Prof. Ing. Jiri Wanner, MD. from the Institute of Water and Environment, ICT Prague between the so-called. IWA Distinguished Fellows. IWA is the largest globally active organization dedicated to all aspects of water supply, waste water and purification and recycling. IWA focused individual, national and corporate members from the majority of countries on all continents. The president of the IWA certificate states that the election of Professor Wanner into this category of membership is a sign of recognition of exceptional achievements in the profession and to work for the association. Distinguished Fellows elected among one of the highest honors individual members. The relevant article of the Statutes states: "Distinguished Fellows are top water professionals recognized for their unique contributions to the progress of science and technology, water, water management and to support the mission and objectives of the IWA." Group of Distinguished Fellows also serve as consultants to the Board of Directors when important decisions about the future direction of the association. Professor Wanner is one of 30 Distinguished Fellows from around the world and the first in Central and Eastern Europe. Selecting the IWA Board of Directors was based on the recommendation of the committee IWA, chaired by Professor David Garman from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Dr. Julian Sandino, vice-president of CH2M HILL from Kansas City, Missouri. Professor Wanner filed nomination Water Association of the Czech Republic (CzWA) nomination to further support the three existing Distinguished Fellows, namely Dr. James Barnard from USA, prof. Gustaf Olsson from Sweden and prof. Wilderer from Germany.
Professor Wanner began working in the IWA (then acting as IAWPRC) in 1986 as secretary of the Czechoslovak National Committee. Since 1994 represents the Czech Republic in the highest body of the association, called. Governing Assembly. In 1988 he founded a group of specialists to population dynamics of activated sludge, which led until 1997. The publications of that time developed the principles of population dynamics and pioneered new methods of identifying material activated sludge microorganisms using gene probes. In 1991 he became a member of the management of other specialist groups, namely the design, operation and economics of large wastewater treatment plants. He also served as a member of the preparatory committee of the conference of the group held at four-year intervals, the 1991, 2003 a2015 organized this conference in Prague. In the period 1999-2007 he was the secretary of the expert group and in the years 2003 - 2015 she led as its chairman. In 2013, co-chaired by Professor Jenkins California extraordinary conference of the IWA hundred years of the activation process took place in Essen. In recent years, Professor Wanner pays in addition to its wastewater treatment and reuse their issue as one possible answer to the ongoing drought.
For his work in the activation process, Professor Wanner received from the IWA and other awards, namely the price Ardern and Lockett (named after the inventors of the activation process) in r. 2009 and r. 2010 Award for outstanding services to the development of the field and IWA. In 2011, he promoted to the category of IWA Fellows.
In July there was a transfer of material so-called "Memorandum of Understanding" between the ICT Prague and TU Munich, which previously signed by rectors of the two universities. The handover took place in the premises of the department of "Urban Water Systems Engineering" in the new TU campus in Garching. Signing this memorandum is an important acknowledgment of the quality of our schools, TU Munich as one of the most prestigious universities not only in Germany but throughout Europe, and their partners are carefully selected. By the TU Munich in the enforcement of the memorandum deserved particular professor Joerg Drewes, head of the department.
This memorandum greatly facilitate cooperation between schools in all these areas:
- Exchange of postgraduate students (PhD students);
- Exchange of teachers / scientist for short term visit for cooperation;
- Development of joint research programs;
- Organization of the bilateral joint Symposiums, Seminars and conferences;
- Involvement of leading scientists from the Technical University of Munich as advisors in Prague UCT Research Centre;
- Funded Cooperation in international (EU) projects e.g Horizon 2020
- Mainly scientific cooperation in the field of Forensic analysis, Human Health and the
- Environment, Advanced Materials, Technology and Environment Aimed at Developing joint scientific publications in prestigious journals and / or joint patents.
Professor Drewes is also the chairman of the expert group of the International Water Association for the recycling of wastewater and will also act as a scientific consultant and supervisor of projects prepared in this area at UCT, either alone or in cooperation with Hl. m. Prague (Horizon 2020).
Professor Drewes will be even more this year, the official guest of UCT - FTOP, and on 22. 11. 2016 will deliver a lecture on the theme "Re-use of treated wastewater for non-drinking and drinking purposes in terms of the impact of climate change." Information and exact time and room where the lecture will be held, will be even more precise and timely notified.
On Monday November 16th our university welcomed students of international study program ATHENS. The Faculty of Environmental Technology and the Faculty of Chemical Engineering regularly offer courses Environmental Biotechnology http://web.vscht.cz/~benesp/athens.htm and Digital Signal and Image Processing with Applications http://uprt.vscht.cz/prochazka/pedag/ATHENSe.htm.
More informations on: http://intranet.cvut.cz/incomers/athens
The excursion of DWTEE took place in Jílové bear Děčín in September 10-12 this year. Department members visited wastewater treatment plants in Litoměřice and Teplice, the drinking water treatment plant in Meziboří, Fláje dam and the castle Jezeří. Photos from the trip are in the gallery.
Two of our PhD. students received awards at the international conference "12th IWA Specialised Conference on Design, Operation and Economics of Large Wastewater Treatment Plants". The first place in the competition for the best poster received MSc. Vojtěch Kouba with his poster "Application Of anammox It anaerobically pre-treated Municipal wastewater", drawn up under the leadership of Assoc. prof. Jan Bartáček. The second place belonged to MSc. Lucie Chovancová with her poster "Determining the Vitality of Bacteria Detected by FISH", elaborated under the leadership of Dr. Iveta Růžičková.
Congratulations to both students !!!
Students from The International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering (IMETE) successfully defended their master theses at UCT Prague.
The International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering programme is an International Erasmus Mundus programme. It trains people to apply and develop environmental technologies, offering a wide range of optional study fields in an international environment.