Course detail

Special drinking water treatment technologies

FCH-MCO_SVTAcad. year: 2020/2021

Measuring in drinking water (DW) treatment technology processes, advanced separation processes, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis and its applications, water quality changes during distribution, household facilities for water quality improvement, summary of DW treatment methods classification and technology line design, technological audit, practical solving of DW treatment problems, water treatment for energy production, warm utilitarian water, water quality requirements in different industrial branches (chemical, pharmaceutical and electrotechnical industry), methods of water pre-treatment, decarbonatation, desilicazation, ion-exchanger and magnetic water treatment utilization, sources of technical information and its utilization.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Additional knowledge on technological processes of drinking water treatment, which take place in some special occasions and in process water treatment is presented. Wide active cooperation with students is part of the lectures. The focus is to train students in solving practical issues, which they might meet in their jobs. Critical thinking is also trained in plenary discussion of their small presentations of different aspects of water treatment.


Knowledge from courses: Hydrochemistry, Analytical chemistry, Chemical engineering, Technology of drinking water treatment, Practical training on water treatment technology I


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

F. Tuček, J. Chudoba a Z. Koníček: Základní procesy a výpočty v technologii vody, , 0 (CS)
Faust S.D., Aly O.M. Chemistry of Water Treatment. Lewis Publ, Boca Raton 1999 (CS)
Letterman R. ed. Water Quality and Treatment. McGraw-Hill, New York 1999 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

graded course-unit credit

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Process analysis in drinking water treatment
2) Reverse osmosis, membrane processes
3) Use of ion exchangers in drinking water treatment
4) Changes of water quality during transportation to consumers
5) Devices for water treatment by consumer (POU/POE)
6) Determination of optimal dose of coagulant and optimal pH of coagulation
7) Water treatment for power generation, operational water
8) Water quality requirements in selected industrial branches
9) Magnetic water treatment
10) Flotation
11) UV disinfection
12) Preparation of bottled water
13) Standards and laws in water management
14) Public water supply, water management in Czech Republic


Completing knowledge on the special processes employed in water treatment.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHTOZP Master's

    branch NKCO_CHTOZP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme NPCP_CHTOZP Master's

    branch NPCO_CHTOZP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer