546-0988/01 – Mine Water Treatment and Utilization (ZVDV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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HEV01 doc. Ing. Silvie Heviánková, Ph.D.
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 course aims to acquaint students with the methods of processing and use of mine water, the properties of mine water related to the extraction of coal and ores, the processes and technologies of mine water purification and treatment, including mine water use. Basic skills and competence: • students know of the occurrences and accumulations of mine water from coal and ore extraction in the CR; • students are able to assess mine water properties; • students are able to assess the potential of mine water as a resource; • students are able to propose a process or a technology for mine water treatment and purification; • students know the relevant legislation, particularly the legislation on water; • students are able to obtain, evaluate and interpret the obtained information; • students are able to work independently with a scholarly text in a foreign language; • students learn practical laboratory skills; • students learn to apply the obtained theoretical knowledge in practice in dealing with research tasks; • students learn to publish on the topic of mine water in Czech and in a foreign language

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course focuses on mine water related to localities with the on-going extraction of mineral resources as well as post-mining localities. It provides students with the knowledge on water processes and technologies applicable in mine water treatment and purification. Mine water must be regarded as a potential water resource and it is important to propose its further uses, e.g. at the times of drought. The course acquaints students with mine water treatment and use options, particularly with mine water properties from coal and ore extraction, with processes and technologies for mine water purification and treatment, including the options for its further use.

Compulsory literature:

LOTTERMOSER, Bernd G. Mine wastes: characterization, treatment and environmental impacts. 3rd ed. New York: Springer, c2010. ISBN 3642124194. BROWN, Melanie, Bob BARLEY a Harvey WOOD. Minewater treatment: technology, application and policy. London, UK: IWA Pub., 2002. ISBN 1843390043. YOUNGER, P.L., BANWART, S.A. a R.S. HEDIN. Mine water; hydrology, pollution, remedaition. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. 2002. ISBN 978-1402001383. Mine Water and the Environment: Proceedings of the 10th IMWA Congress, Czech Republic. Ostrava: VŠB - TU Ostrava, 2008. ISBN 978-80-248-1767-5.

Recommended literature:

YOUNGER, Paul L. and N. S. ROBINS. Mine water hydrogeology and geochemistry. Tulsa, OK, USA: AAPG Bookstore [distributor], 2002. ISBN 1862391130. APPELO, C. A. J. and D. POSTMA. Geochemistry, groundwater and pollution. 2nd ed. Leiden: A.A. Balkema, 2007. ISBN 978-04-1536-428-7. HEVIÁNKOVÁ, S. Biomass ash in AMD treatment: a monograph. Ed. 1st. Košice: Technická univerzita v Košiciach, 2014. ISBN 978-80-553-1766-3. LANGMUIR, D. Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 1997. ISBN 978-0023674129.

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

Elaboration of professional research on a given topic related to the subject using current professional publications.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Mine water - definitions, classification, its incorporation in Czech legislation. Mine water related to coal mining in the CR, and its chemism. Mine waters related to ore extraction in the CR, and their chemism. Mine water treatment plants in the CR, technologies in use. Active and passive methods of mine water treatment. Mine water disposal and its environmental impact. Processes and technologies applied in mine water purification and treatment. Mine water utilisation. Production of drinking and service water from mine water. Other uses of mine water (mine water geothermal energy, balneology)

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (P0724D290003) Environmental Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0724D290003) Environmental Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0724D290001) Processing P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0724D290001) Processing K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0724D290001) Processing P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0724D290001) Processing K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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