Course detail

Composition and Properties of Natural Waters

FAST-NCB006Acad. year: 2020/2021

Chemical equilibria, inorganic compounds and the main inorganic polutants, organic compounds in water and the main organic pollutants, gases, fundamentals of water analysis, eutrophication, self-purification, hydrochemical classification of surface, underground, mineral, and atmospheric waters.


Institute of Chemistry (CHE)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will master the aim of the subject, i.e. selected chapters from hydrochemistry of underground and surface waters.


Chemical nomenclature, basic chemical rules, theory of acids and bases, compilation of chemical equations, stoichiometric calculations, concentration and its expression, fundamentals of hydrochemistry and analytical chemistry.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Chemical equilibria, pH.
2. Inorganic macrocomponents, iron, manganese.
3. Aluminum, sulphur, silicon, boron, halogens.
4. Carbon, calcium-carbonate equilibrium, gases.
5. Nitrogen, phosphorus.
6. Organic compounds.
7. Transformation of compounds in aqueous environment.
8. Environment and its protection.
9. Inorganic pollutants.
10. Organic pollutants.
11. Selected analytical methods, group determinations of organic compounds.
12. Atmospheric, underground, mineral, and sea waters.
13. Surface water, eutrophication, self-purification.


selected chapters from hydrochemistry of underground and surface waters

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPC-SIV Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer