Course: Water Treatment Technologies and Public Water Supply

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Course title Water Treatment Technologies and Public Water Supply
Course code KBE/479
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the summer semester.
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kopáček Jiří, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Content of lectures: Types and chemical composition of waters. Resources of drinking and service water. Theory of groundwater infiltration, estimation of a well yield. Water demand and quality criteria for public, agricultural and industrial water supply. Water supply, drainage, sanitary systems. Water accumulation. Groundwater treatment (carbonate buffering system and removal of carbon dioxide, manganese, and iron). Surface water treatment (colloidal matter in water, coagulation). Preparatory treatment, sedimentation, and filtration (rapid-sand and slow sand filtration). Water disinfection (chlorination, ozone, UV radiation). Special water treatment technologies (adsorption, distillation, ultra-filtration, reversal osmosis, dialysis, desalination of seawater, denitrification, adsorption, and ion exchange adsorption). Treatment of service water for agriculture, civil and power engineering and industry. Principles of treatment technologies used for industrial and municipal wastewaters (mechanical treatment, activated sludge, biological reactors, denitrification, anaerobic stabilization, tertiary treatment, neutralization, precipitation). Content of practices: Water quality standards, sanitary water resources protection zones. Calculations in water treatment technologies (carbonate buffering system, Bernoulli's equation for fluid flow). Excursion tour to a water treatment plant.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration, Excursion
  • Preparation for classes - 30 hours per semester
  • Field trip - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 10 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Theory and technologies of water treatment in laboratories, public drinking water supply, agriculture, and industry.
Students will receive background knowledge on properties and principles of treatment of drinking, service and wastewaters.
No special requirements.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Requirements for credit: Three home works. Requirements for examination: Fifty-one percent from a test examination that includes all important study themes. From each text chapter, at least 50% of correct answers is required.
Recommended literature
  • Bindzar J. a kol.: Základy úpravy a čištění vod. Skripta VŠCHT, Praha, 2009.
  • Kopáček, J. a kol. Voda na Zemi. Elektronická skripta. Budou dodána na začátku výuky.
  • Lettermann R. D., Ways L. W. (eds),Water quality and treatment, 5th ed., AWWA, ISBN 0-07-001659-3, 1999, 1233pp..
  • Pitter P.: Hydrochemie [online]. VŠCHT Praha, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7080-701-9..

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