546-0482/03 – Flotation in Water Technology (Flot)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation2016/2017
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HRB0007 Ing. Petra Foltová
HEV01 doc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.
KAL368 Bc. Ing. Andrea Kaločajová
SKR57 Ing. Hana Škrobánková, Ph.D.
SOU0015 Ing. Radek Souček
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim is to acquire the physical-chemical process, called flotation, both in theory and in practical terms. In the labs, students evaluate the effectiveness of using the flotation treatment of municipal and industrial water, and also for potable water treatment.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


In this subject the students explained the principle of flotation, its importance in the treatment of minerals and waste, are familiar with chemical and physical Flotated the ongoing storyline, flotation reagents and their mechanisms of action, flotation devices and flotation methods of different types and raw materials. The theoretical basis for practical follow-up exercises in the lab, where students will apply the method of flotation on the specific samples of raw materials.

Compulsory literature:

CROZIER D. Ronald: Flotation-Theory, Reagents and Ore Testing.Pergamon, 1992,ISBN 0-08-041864-3.

Recommended literature:

Current publications about flotation.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Students will elaborate papers on basis of excercises during a semester. The subject is finished by writting exam.


Other requirements

The study of foreign literature.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1. Principle of flotation, its historical trend and utility, terminology. 2. Phase in flotation process (solid, liquid and gaseous), flotability as a property of solid phase, methodology of its determination. 3. Surface effects on phase contacts, the study of phase boundary (liquid-gas, solid-gas, solid-liquid). Thermodynamic characteristic of flotation process. Electrochemical characteristic of solid-liquid interphase. 4. Physical principles of flotation process. Size of bubbles and size of grains in flotation process. 5. Kinetics of flotation. 6. Chemical principles of flotation process. Flotation agents and its properties. 7. Flotation collectors and its chemical composition. 8. Flotation frothing agents and its chemicall properties. 9. Directive flotation agents and their properties. 10. Flotation devices. 11. Technology of flotation process and its evaluation. 12. Classification of various technological flotation operation. 13. Electroflotation. 14. Developments in flotation, optimalization, automatization and possibility of increase flotating technologies.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester, validity until: 2016/2017 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2014/2015 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T006) Water Technologies and Water Management K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T006) Water Technologies and Water Management K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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