Course detail

Chemistry and technology of water (V)

FAST-BC051Acad. year: 2019/2020

Chemical and physical characteristics of natural and municipal waste water.
Important chemical and biological processes running in aqueous environment, rules of microorganisms´ growth and their basic life conditions, classification of microorganisms due to energy and carbon sources.
Technologies of drinking water production, coagulation, filtration, disinfection, aggressive carbon dioxide removal, iron and manganese removal, adsorption, calcium and magnesium removal, use of ion-exchangers.
Mechanical and biological ways of municipal wastewater treatment, aerobic methods, activated sludge process, biofilm reactors, natural ways of wastewater treatment, removal of nutrients from wastewater using biological and chemical methods.
Sewage sludge production, its treatment and stabilization, particularly by anaerobic process, and its further treatment.


Institute of Chemistry (CHE)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will master the aim of the subject, i.e. essentials of hydrochemistry, basics of waterworks technologies, sewage treatment processes, and treatment of sludge.


Inorganic nomenclature, basic organic nomenclature, basic chemical rules, theory of acids and bases, compilation of chemical equations, stoichiometric calculations, concentration and its expression, logaritms, fundamentals of differential and integral calculus.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Physical properties of water, chemical equilibria in water, pH, characteristics of water composition
Gases, carbon in water, calcium-carbonate equilibrium
Aggressive carbon dioxide removal, iron, manganese, and their removal from water
Filtration, adsorption
Water disinfection
Water hardness and its removal, ion-exchngers
Life conditions of microorganisms, fundamentals of microbiological processes
Wastewater, scheme of municipal wastewater treatment plant
Activated sludge process, aeration
Removal of nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater
Biofilm reactors, natural ways of wastewater treatment
Anaerobic processes, sewage sludge treatment


essentials of hydrochemistry, chemical or biochemical basics of waterworks technologies, sewage treatment processes, treatment of sludge

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch VS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch VS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch VS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer