Course detail

Water and Wastewater Technologies

FCH-MA_TEVAcad. year: 2023/2024

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.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Entry knowledge

The courses require fundamental knowledge in chemistry.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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


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.


Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Metcalf & Eddy: Wastewater Engineering Treatment and Reuse, McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, 2013. (EN)

Recommended reading

Manahan S. E.: Environmental Science and Technology, A Sustaible Approach to Green Science and Technology, Taylor and Francis, 2007. (EN)

Classification of course in study plans

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

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Water treatment technology - processes

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)

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer