546-0972/02 – Processing of water (UV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav KynclSubject version guarantorprof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Kyncl
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HEV01 doc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.
KYN43 prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Kyncl
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The objective is to learn and master general principles and processes relating to the processing of water. To understand processing of ground water and surface water, production of drinking water, processing of water for industrial and technology purposes and processing of water for generation of energy. To pay a particular attention to preparation and separation of suspension, disinfection of drinking water and use of oxidising methods. To learn application of ion exchange, adsorption and membrane processes in water technology.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject deals with the processing of surface and ground water, production of drinking water and processing of water for technical and industrial purposes. Detailed information is provided about chemical processes and technologies used in the processing of water. In case of ground water, a particular attention is paid to de-acidification, removal of calcium, magnesium, iron and manganese. Theoretical aspects of suspension separation by bulkhead filtering and volume filtering are considered. In case of surface water, attention is paid to principles of coagulation and clarification of water. Information is provided about physical and chemical methods used in water disinfection as well as advanced separation methods by means of membrane technologies and water after-treatment. Emphasis is placed on general processes and calculations in water technology procedures.

Compulsory literature:

DRINAN J.E., F. SPELLMAN. Water and Wastewater Treatment: A Guide for the Nonengineering Professional, Second Edition. CRC Press, 2012. Von SPERLING, M. Wastewater Characteristics, Treatment and Disposal. IWA Publishing. 2007. http://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31053 CHEREMISINOFF, N.P. Handbook of water and wastewater treatment technologies. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, c2002. Pollution engineering. ISBN 0-75067498-9. BINNIE, Ch. and M. KIMBER. Basic water treatment. 4th ed. London: Thomas Telford, 2009. ISBN 978-0-7277-3608-6.

Recommended literature:

KRIŠ J. Water treatment. Ostrava: Montanex, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7225-389-0. KRIŠ J. Water Treatment and Water Supply. Vydavaťeľstvo STU, 2013. ISBN 9788022739481. PAVOLOVÁ H. Management of water supply systems in Slovakia: monograph. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2013. Monograph (VŠB - Technická univerzita Ostrava). ISBN 978-80-248-3203-6. Analytical methods for drinking water: advances in sampling and analysis. Hoboken: Wiley, 2006. ISBN 0-470-09493-1.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

One-on-one consultations on the studied topic. Oral examination with a time for preparation in writing.


Other requirements

Study of foreign literature on PhD Thesis.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

- Mechanical, chemical and biological processes of water treatment, technological options of the different water treatment processes, examples of application. - Sedimentation, motion of particles in a fluid, suspension decantation and thickening, settling tanks, calculation of technological parameters of settling tanks. - Coagulation in water technology, destabilisation of colloids, Stern’s double layer, Zeta potential, perikinetic and orthokinetic coagulation. - Water filtration, mechanism of particle capture by grained-material layer, pressure conditions in a filter, filter media, calculation of filtration and washing cycles. - Types of filters, basic technological parameters, calculation of filtration rates, filter regeneration, filter use in water technologies. - Groundwater treatment, carbon dioxide and its forms in water, calcium-carbonate balance, water neutralisation, technology facilities. - Removal of iron and manganese from groundwater, the forms of their occurrence in water, the theory of process, overview of technological processes. - Water treatment using membrane processes, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reversed osmosis, electrodialysis, technology facilities. - Water disinfection, use of ultraviolet radiation, disinfection using chlorine and its compounds, disinfection using ozone, dosing technology devices. - Adsorption from water solutions, adsorbents and adsorbed compounds, physical adsorption and chemisorption, use in water technology.

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (P0724D290002) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P2116) Mineral Raw Materials (2102V009) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P2116) Mineral Raw Materials (2102V009) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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