Detail předmětu

Water Analysis

FCH-BA_HAVAk. rok: 2024/2025

Physical properties of water and aqueous solutions, solubility of liquids, solids and gases, chemical equilibrium, physical chemistry of surfaces, adsorption, properties and composition of water: temperature, neutralization and suppressing capacity; Conductivity, organoleptic properties, colloidal substances, inorganic flakes, organic substances. Types of water: natural, mineral, marine, potable, industrial, industrial, wastewater, drinking water, sludge and sediments.
System of standard methods for water examination, water sample collection and preparation, basic physical and chemical analysis of water, determination of pH, conductance, BOD, COD, alkalinity, acidity, determination of dissolved, undissolved and extractable substances, organoleptic characterization of water, determination of anorganic compounds in water - Ca, Mg, Na, K, nitrogen bearing compounds, compounds with sulphur, halogenides, Fe, Mn, Al, determination of heavy and the other metals, B, Si, P, determinatin of organic components of water, petroleum-derived compounds, lower fatty acids, phenols, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons and humic acids.

Jazyk výuky


Počet kreditů


Vstupní znalosti

Basic knowledge of analytical and physical chemistry.

Pravidla hodnocení a ukončení předmětu

Classified credit in the form of a credit test according to the ECTS assessment.
100-90% A
89-80% B
79-70% C
69-60% D
59-50% E
49-0% F
Credit test at the end of the course.
Attendance at lectures is recommended, but not monitored. An integral part of teaching and combined form of teaching is a e-learning tutorial course, divided into blocks, within which are available to students learning support including electronic textbooks, presentations, lectures, and other complementary materials.For students in combined form of study are organized consultations to subjec matter. Consultations are also provided to full-time students on request.

Učební cíle

The aim of the Water Hydrochemistry and Water Analysis course is to acquaint students with:
- physical and chemical properties and composition of natural, drinking and waste water
- the kinetics of chemical processes and chemical equilibria in natural waters
- valid legislation in the field of water analysis and hydrochemistry
- methods of sampling and pre-treatment of samples
- physico-chemical water analyzes
To provide students with the theoretical basis for successful mastering of courses in chemistry and water technology in the post-graduate master study.
To familiarize them with the current information that can be used in current water analysis practice.
After students finished this course, their competence inceased as follows:
1. Students will be capable of application concepts in the field of hydrochemistry;
2. Students will gain knowledge of chemistry of low concentrated aqueous solutions;
3. Students gain knowledge which is essential for the understanding of all the basic processes that take place in natural waters (oxidation, reduction, sorption, pH changes as a result of changes in carbonate balance, etc.);
4. Students gain knowledge which is necessary prerequisite for the application in scientific and in technical practice;
5. Students will understand the problems of mutual interactions of different components of the aquatic environment.
6. They obtain overview of basic knowledge of water sampling and treatment of water samples.
7. Students have overview in standard norms in water analysis.
8. They achieved of knowledges of chemical methods using in analysis of anorganic and organic components of water.

Základní literatura

Nollet, Leo M. L. , De Gelder, Leen, S. P.: The Handbook of Water Analysis, CRC Press, 2014 (EN)
Worch, E.: Hydrochemistry, De Gruyter, 2015 (EN)
Pitter, P. : Hydrochemie, VŠCHT, Praha 2009 (EN)
ČSN normy: (EN)

Zařazení předmětu ve studijních plánech

  • Program BPCP_AAEFCH bakalářský, 3. ročník, zimní semestr, povinný
  • Program BKCP_AAEFCH bakalářský, 3. ročník, zimní semestr, povinný

Typ (způsob) výuky



26 hod., nepovinná

Vyučující / Lektor


1. Introduction to water analysis, water sampling 

2. Preservation, transport and storage of samples 

3. Organoleptic properties of water 

4. Group determinations 

5. Determination of metals 

6. Determination of non-metals – nitrogen compounds 

7. Determination of non-metals – phosphorus compounds 

8. Determination of non-metals – chlorine compounds 

9. Determination of non-metals – oxygen compounds 

10. Determination of non-metals – other compounds 

11. Determination of organic substances – part I. 

12. Determination of organic substances – part II. 

13. Determination of organic substances – part III.