546-0164/01 – Water Protection Technologies (TOV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HEV01 doc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.
MAL45 Ing. Petra Malíková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to introduce students with the water cycle in water supply from surface and groundwater collection through water treatment technologies for drinking, utility and technological through hygienic security, its distribution to wastewater management, including the possibilities of sewage and industrial wastewater treatment technologies and subsequent return back into the water cycle. Identify, evaluate and discuss parameters influencing the choice of water treatment technology or wastewater treatment technology.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The course focuses on the protection of aquatic ecosystems, which requires not only the economical use of water resources but also the treatment of wastewater, ie sewage and industrial wastewater, to a level acceptable for discharge into the environment. With the development of society and the growing demands on the quantity and quality of water used, more and more emphasis is placed on the protection of water resources and increasing the efficiency of wastewater treatment. It also focuses on the context of floods and droughts, which also have a significant impact on aquatic ecosystems in terms of climate change.

Compulsory literature:

MALÝ, J. and J. MALÁ. Chemistry and water technology. Brno: Noel 2000, 1996. ISBN 80-86020-13-4 ŘÍHOVÁ AMBROŽOVÁ, J. ČERNÝ, I. FRANK, K. et al. Drinking water treatment plant operator's manual. 2nd ed. Líbeznice: Medim, 2012. ISBN 978-80-87140-27-7. PYTL, V. Wastewater treatment plant operator's manual. 2nd ed. Líbeznice: Medim, 2012. ISBN 978-80-87140-26-0. SPELLMAN, F. R. Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations (4th ed.), Taylor & Francis Group, 2020. ISBN 9781000063189.

Recommended literature:

DOHÁNYOS, M. KOLLER, J. STRNADOVÁ N. Waste water treatment. 2nd ed. VSCHT Prague Publishing, 1998. ISBN 80-7080-316-9. Decree No. 98/2011 Coll. on the method of assessing the status of surface water bodies, the method of assessing the ecological potential of heavily affected and artificial surface water bodies and the requisites of programs for the assessment and assessment of surface water status, as amended. WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. Developing drinking-water quality regulations and standards [online]. WHO, 2018 [cit. 2020-11-03]. ISBN 978-92-4-151394-4. Available from: https://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/publications/developing-dwq-regulations/en/ WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. Chemical mixtures in source water and drinking-water [online]. WHO, 2017 [cit. 2020-11-03]. ISBN 978-92-4-151237-4. Available from: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/255543/9789241512374-eng.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

To obtain credits, students need to hand in correct laboratory protocols. Elaboration and presentation of semester work. The course is completed by a combined exam.


In the case of on-line teaching, teaching will take place in the university teaching system Moodle (lms.vsb.cz) or MS Teams.

Other requirements

Analytical thinking, activity, independence, the ability to search and process information.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Global problems of the hydrosphere. World water supplies. Availability of freshwater resources. International law, cooperation in water management. 2. Water management legislation. 3. Composition and properties of natural waters in terms of treatment technology according to quality indicators (drinking, utility, etc.). 4. Water collection and water distribution system. 5. Technological line of water treatment plant. 6. Hygienic water supply. 7. Development and current state of wastewater treatment in the EU and the Czech Republic 8. Separation of wastewater according to origin, origin and composition. Pollution indicator and pollutant release and transfer register. 9. Technological line of wastewater treatment plant 10. Utilization and disposal of sewage sludge 11. Drought - division, causes, methods of monitoring, possible remedial measures, measures in times of drought. 12. Floods - division, causes, possible ways of protection against floods, flood plans. 13. Problems of bathing water. 14. Trophication, acidification, dead zones - origin, impacts and possible solutions.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Compulsory Attendance in Exercises. Laboratory protocols. Elaboration and presentation of semester work.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Compensation for mandatory participation in the ISP will be the elaboration of a semester paper on a topic assigned by the lecturer. The course is completed with an oral and written examination.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0724A290012) Environmental Protection within Industry TOP P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0724A290012) Environmental Protection within Industry TOP K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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