546-0681/02 – Water technology I (TV I)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits8
Subject guarantorprof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav KynclSubject version guarantorprof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Kyncl
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2006/2007Year of cancellation2008/2009
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.
KYN43 prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Kyncl
SKR57 Ing. Hana Škrobánková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To inform the students about general technology processes used in the production of drinking water from processed surface and ground waters. To inform about the processing of water for industrial purposes, incl. special processing methods and measures taken in order to increase health safety of the water.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The subject provides general information about the processing of waters. Attention is paid to the processing of various types of waters as well as to all technology processes that are used during the processing and production of drinking and special waters for various plants (heating plants, boiler houses...). Importance of membrane technologies and ion exchanges during processing of water to be used in cooling circuits.

Compulsory literature:

Water treatment Handbook, Seventh edition, Degremont: France 2007, ISBN 978-1-84585-005-0 Twort, A. Ratnayaka, D. Brand J.: Water supply, London IWA Publishing 2000, ISBN 0-340-72018-2 Using Statistical Methods for Water Quality Management: Issues, Problems and Solutions Graham B. McBride, John Wiley, ISBN: 0-471-47016-3, Hardcover, 344 pages, May 2005 Water Treatment Made Simple: For Operators, Darshan Singh Sarai, ISBN: 0-471-74002-0, Paperback, John Wiley, 272 pages, November 2005

Recommended literature:

Van den Hoven, T., Kazner, Ch. Techneuau: Safe Dribling Water from Source to Tap. London Iwa Publishing 2009. 320 p. ISBN 9781843392750

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Check questions, verification tests.


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Types of waters in the context of processing. Sources of water. Contaminants in surface and ground sources of water. Required quality of drinking water. 2.Overview of technology processed used during production of drinking water from processed water. Pre-treatment of raw water. Settling and thickening of slurries. Settling and thickening tanks. 3.Dispersion systems. Colloid particles. Zeta potential. Water clarification. Principles of coagulation and coagulants. Coagulation tests and types of clarifiers. 4.Filtering, filtering mechanisms and filtering cycles. Types of filters, general parameters and characteristics. 5.Removal of mangenese. Removal of iron. 6.De-acidification – theory of calcium and carbonate balance. Mechanical and chemical methods used in de-acidification. 7.Removal of calcium and magnesium from water by settling. 8.Ion exchanges – separation of ion exchange, ion parameters, ion exchange phases and regeneration. Using of ion exchanges - decarbonisation, demineralisation and deionisation of water. 9.Membrane processing of water. Electrodialysis. 10.Increase health safety of drinking water. Physical and chemical methods. Disinfecting water with chlorine and chlorine compounds. Ozone disinfection. 11.Special methods used in the processing of water. Dechlorination. Fluoridising. Removla of nitrogen substances. 12.Adsorption – theory and use in the processing of water. 13.Water stabilising and anti-corrosion measures. 14.Disposal and re-use of wastewater treatment sludge. 15.Specific requirements in respect of special treatment of waters for various plants (heating plants, boiler houses...). Processing methods.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 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 (33) 17
                Laboratory work Laboratory work 20  0
                Project Project 5  0
                Other task type Other task type 8  0
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 34
                Oral Oral examination 67  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2007/2008 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102R006) Water Technologies and Water Management K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102R006) Water Technologies and Water Management P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102R006) Water Technologies and Water Management K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102R006) Water Technologies and Water Management P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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