546-0075/02 – Properties and composition of waters (VSV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2022/2023Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HAJ21 Ing. Jitka Chromíková, Ph.D.
HEV01 doc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.
VOJ195 doc. Mgr. Hana Vojtková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0
Part-time Examination 8+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to describe physical, chemical, microbiological and hydrobiological properties of waters. Understand their interactions and interactions. The knowledge gained can be applied to technological processes of water treatment and purification.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The course provides general information on the characteristic properties of natural waters. It acquaints with physical and chemical properties of water components. Sensory properties of water are mentioned. The following are the most important metals and non-metals occurring in waters. Attention is also paid to groups of organic substances in waters. The course also contains information about microbiological and hydrobiological properties of water.

Compulsory literature:

Water Treatment Handbook. SUEZ Degrémont, 2007, 1904 s. ISBN 978-2-7430-0970-0

Recommended literature:

TWORK, A. a kol. Water Treatment and Water Supply. London: IWA Publishing, 2000. ISBN 0-340-72018-l

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Control in the form of discussion of the subject metter. Elaboration and presentation of semester work. The course is completed by a combined exam.


Other requirements

Continuous updating of current information from professional domestic and foreign publications.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Physical properties of water, structure of water molecules, changes of state, solubility of solids, liquids and gas in water. 2. Physico-chemical properties of water, electrolytic conductivity, redox potential, pH value of water 3. General composition of water, expression of water composition, colloidal substances in water, sensory properties of water, radioactive substances in water. 4. Metals in water, lithium, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, aluminum, iron, manganese. 5. Significant heavy metals in water, occurrence, properties and importance. 6. Non-metals in water, halogens, sulfur, phosphorus and nitrogen compounds. 7. Carbon dioxide and its ionic forms, calcium-carbonate equilibrium. 8. Organic compounds in water, COD, BOD, AOX, NEL, adsorbance. 9. Hydrocarbons in water, halogen derivatives, phenols and polyphenols, humic substances, surfactants and pesticides. 10. Chemical reactions and equilibria in aqueous environment 11. Microbiology of water, microorganisms, properties, growth, environment and nutrition. 12. Microbiological examination of water, microorganisms as indicators and their hygienic importance 13. Water supply hydrobiology, biology of water resources, biology of water supply plants. 14. Wastewater hydrobiology, self-cleaning, sewage biology.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Elaboration and presentation of semester work.

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (B0724HGF011) Environmental Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (B0724HGF011) Environmental Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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