Course detail

Special and new waste water treatment technologies

FCH-MC_TCOVAcad. year: 2023/2024

An integrated approach to waste water treatment. Specific processes for small residential and industrial waste water treatment plants. Special methods and new technologies for intensification of waste water treatment plants. Monitoring and control of wastewater treatment processes. Use of dynamic simulation programs. Micropollutants removal. Minimizing of treatment sludge production. Legislation related to water protection.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Knowledge of Hydrochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Technology

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Assessment of knowledge takes the form of an oral examination of the topics mentioned in the course of the subject.
There is no controlled education, lectures are optional.


Students build on the knowledge gained in the bachelor study in the subjects: Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Technology, Hydrochemistry and will gain an overview of the currently addressed topics in current technologies for wastewater treatment.
Students should acquire new up-to-date technological procedures in the field of wastewater treatment. Emphasis is placed on discussions with students in solving practical problems they may encounter in given technologies.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Eckenfelder W. W. and Musterman J. L.: Activated Sludge Treatment of Industrial Wastewater,Technomic Publishing AG, Basel, Switzerland, 1995. (CS)
Malý, J., Malá, J., Fedrus, H.: Chemie a technologie vody, Brno NOEL 2000, 1996 (CS)
Strnadová, N., Janda, V.: Technologie vody I, VŠCHT Praha 1999 (CS)

Recommended reading

Dohányos, M. a kol.: Čištění odpadních vod, Praha 1998 (CS)
Manahan S.E.: Environmental Science and Technology, A Sustainable Approach to Green Science and Technology, U.S., 2007, ISBN: 0-8493-9512-7 (CS)
Hendricks D.: Water Treatment Unit Processes Physical and Chemical, U.S., 2006, ISBN: 0-8247-0695-1 (CS)
Stewart B. A., Howell T. A.: Encyclopedia of Water Science, New York, 2003, ISBN: 0-8247-0948-9. (CS)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPCP_ECHT Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme NKCP_ECHT Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Centralized and decentralized treatment of waste water.
2. Processes occurring in sewer systems.
3. Specifics of small waste water treatment plants.
4. Membrane processes I.
5. Membrane processes II.
6. Bioreactors with membrane separation of sludge.
7. Monitoring and control of waste water treatment processes.
8. Mathematical models and simulation programs and their utilization.
9. Specifics and utilization of root plants.
10. Specifics and processes (equalization of water flow and quality, flotation, striping,
adsorption, precipitation) for treatment of industrial wastewater.
11. Specifics and processes (precipitation, AOPs,) for treatment of industrial wastewater.
12. Minimizing of sludge production.
13. Integrated approach to water protection.

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer