Course detail

Water Technology

FCH-MC_TEVAcad. year: 2022/2023

Source water composition and properties, drinking water quality standards and regulation, water treatment technology trains – basic water treatment processes overview, coagulation and flocculation, water aeration, separation processes, adsorption of organic compounds by activated carbon, removal of specific contaminants, water disinfection processes, wastewater treatment plants, types of WWTP, physical unit operations and chemical unit processes at WWTP, microbiology, hydrobiology of wastewater, sludge management, waste management.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students obtain insights into different sectors of drinking water treatment processes, waste water technologies, apparatuses and water quality standards, which enable to use the knowledge in both the water treatment practice and research.

Prerequisites

The course requires knowledge of hydrochemistry and physical chemistry.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Literature

Metcalf & Eddy: Wastewater Engineering Treatment and Reuse, McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, 2013. (EN)
Malý J., Malá J.: Chemie a technologie vody, Noel, 2000. (CS)
Manahan S. E.: Environmental Science and Technology, A Sustaible Approach to Green Science and Technology, Taylor and Francis, 2007. (EN)
Strnadová N., Janda V.: Technologie vody I, Vydavatelství VŠCHT, Praha, 1999. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures 1/week, the e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The materials for the exam preparation are lectures on the e-learning portal. Assessment methods Oral examination. Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: The course-unit credit is awarded on condition of: 100% attendance at the practice and elaboration of protocols for individual tasks.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Water treatment technology

1. Source water composition and properties, drinking water quality standards and regulation (European and local water safety rules (German and Czech standards); Water treatment technology trains – basic water treatment processes overview)
2. Coagulation and flocculation (theory and practice basics)
3. Water aeration (theory and practice)
4. Separation processes – sedimentation (theory and practice), flotation (theory and practice), granular media filtration (theory and practice), membranes (theory and practice)
5. Adsorption of organic compounds by activated carbon (theory and practice)
6. Removal of specific contaminants (iron and manganese removal, N compounds removal)
7. Water disinfection processes (chemical and physical disinfection processes)

Wastewater treatment technology and re-use waste water

1. Introduction to wastewater treatment plants (use, types, water facilities, water management, technology)
2. Types of WWTP (Configuration, Individual objects / tanks at WWTP, Basic calculations / parameters for WWTP design)
3. Physical Unit Operations sand Chemical Unit Processes at WWTP (sedimentation, coagulation, flotation, etc.)
4. Microbiology, hydrobiology of wastewater (types of microorganims, composition of wastewater, nutrients, processes in the biological part of the process)
5. Sludge management (sewage sludge cycle, sludge types, sludge treatment and hygiene)
6. Waste management (measurement and control, mathematical modeling)

Aims

The students obtain insights into different sectors of drinking water treatment processes, waste water technologies, apparatuses and water quality standards, which enable to use the knowledge in both the water treatment practice and research.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is not obligatory but recommended. Attendance at laboratory exercises is obligatory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPCP_ECHT Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
  • Programme NKCP_ECHT Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer