546-0112/01 – Microbiology in Water Technology (MBTV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Mgr. Hana Vojtková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Mgr. Hana Vojtková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
VOJ195 doc. Mgr. Hana Vojtková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1
Combined Credit and Examination 6+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Target competences lie in gaining new knowledge and its application in problem solving, observation, experiments and communication: - to characterize the basic features of aquatic microorganisms with regard to water supply, surface water and wastewater treatment plants; to understand phylogenetic relationships of individual groups, identify and name characteristic organisms of individual taxa and understand the importance of indicator microorganisms - to apply the gained knowledge in dealing with practical tasks in seminars, to consider the consequences of a phenomenon from the environmental, sanitary as well as economic points of view; to build a positive attitude to nature - to be able to work independently on the set tasks, to observe and objectively record the experiment results, to adhere to safe (aseptic) work principles when working with biological material and technical equipment - to be able to work with expert/academic texts, to be familiar with the expert terminology, to be able to synthetize the obtained experimental data and to justify own approach in dealing with a biological problem

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The subject is focused on clarification of the position of aquatic microorganisms with regard to water supply, surface water and wastewater treatment plants in the system of living nature. Students will acquire information about morphology and physiology of basic groups of microorganisms in waters, about their ecological function and also about the influence of microbial populations on water quality. Part of the lectures is devoted to the practical use of microorganisms in water treatment technologies and their role as indicators of water quality in accordance with current legislation.

Compulsory literature:

BITTON, Gabriel. Wastewater Microbiology. John Wiley & Sons, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-63033-4

Recommended literature:

GLAZER, Alexander N. a Hiroshi NIKAIDO. Microbial biotechnology : fundamentals of applied mikrobiology. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xvii, 554 s. ISBN 978-0-521-84210-5 MIMS, Cedric A. (ed.) Medical microbiology. 3rd ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier, 2004. ix, 660 s. ISBN 0-323-03575-2 MOAT, Albert G., John W. FOSTER a Michael P. SPECTOR. Microbial Physiology. New York: Wiley-Liss, 2002. 714 s. ISBN 978-0-471-39483-9

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Ongoing checks of students’ work are ensured via discussing the lecture topics; the practical competences are observed when working in the laboratory. To gain credits, students hand in records and completed tasks from the laboratory assignments. The course is completed by an examination, which may be scheduled having gained the initial credit. The examination is divided into a written and oral part.


Další požadavky na studenta

- regular participation in the seminars - completion of the records and set tasks


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Importance of microorganisms in water treatment technologies 2. Water microorganisms (prokaryotic) 3. Water microorganisms (eukaryotic) 4. Significant groups of microorganisms and their ecological functions in waters 5. Microorganisms in water reservoirs 6. Wastewater microorganisms – overview of basic groups 7. Activated sludge microorganisms and their role in the evaluation of activated sludge 8. Microbiological indicators of drinking water 9. Pathogenicity of microorganisms and alimentary infections from water 10. Toxicity of microorganisms and its influence on water quality 11. Indicator microorganisms in waters, methods of identification 12. Phenotypic properties of microorganisms, their evaluation, identification based on phenotyping 13. Genotypic properties of microorganisms, their evaluation, identification based on genotyping 14. Significant databases of microorganisms, basic knowledge of databases, collections of microorganisms and their importance, type and reference strains

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  33
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 18
                Písemný test 1 Written examination 37  0
                Písemný test 2 Written examination 30  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: - regular participation in the lessons - completion of the set tasks

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T006) Water Technologies and Water Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T006) Water Technologies and Water Management K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T006) Water Technologies and Water Management K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan

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