Course detail

Special water treatment technologies

FCH-MA_ENG11Acad. year: 2021/2022

Measuring in drinking water (DW) treatment technology processes, advanced separation processes, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis and its applications, water quality changes during distribution, household facilities for water quality improvement, summary of DW treatment methods classification and technology line design, technological audit, practical solving of DW treatment problems, water treatment for energy production, warm utilitarian water, water quality requirements in different industrial branches (chemical, pharmaceutical and electrotechnical industry), methods of water pre-treatment, decarbonatation, desilicazation, ion-exchanger and magnetic water treatment utilization, sources of technical information and its utilization.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Additional knowledge on technological processes of drinking water treatment, which take place in some special occasions and in process water treatment is presented. Wide active cooperation with students is part of the lectures. The focus is to train students in solving practical issues, which they might meet in their jobs. Critical thinking is also trained in plenary discussion of their small presentations of different aspects of water treatment.


Knowledge from course Water and wastewater engineering


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Eckenfelder W. W. and Musterman J. L.: Activated Sludge Treatment of Industrial Wastewater,Technomic Publishing AG, Basel, Switzerland, 1995. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures 2/week, seminars 2h/week, the e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Oral examination.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Water quality standards and regulations
2) Waterworks control and management
3) Water treatment processes audit, pilot scale, and bench tests design
4) Seawater and brackish water treatment systems
5) Ion Exchange processes
6) Softening
7) Water quality changes by the distribution system
8) Equipment for water posttreatment in point-of-use and point-of-supply systems
9) Water treatment systems for the power generation industry
10) Water quality standards for special industry use
11) Bottled drinking water – quality standards and regulations
12) Unconventional water treatment technological solutions
13) Introduction to the synthesis of the water treatment technology line, case studies


The students build on the knowledge gained in the course “Wastewater engineering” and they obtain insights of currently solved topics in water treatment processes and waste water technologies.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPAP_ENVI Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer


39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer