Course detail

Chemistry and technology of water (V)

FAST-BC051Acad. year: 2023/2024

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.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Chemistry (CHE)

Entry knowledge

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.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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


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

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

MALÁ J., MALÝ J. 2005. Chemie a technologie vody. Studijní opora. Vydal CERM.


MALÝ J., MALÁ J. Chemie a technologie vody. Brno: Vydavatelství ARDEC s.r.o., 2006, 329 s. ISBN 80-86020-50-9.


Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch VS , 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch VS , 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


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 Coagulation 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


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Introduction, safety of work in chemical laboratory, calculations Strong acids and bases, neutralization Week acids and bases, mechanical removal of aggressive carbon dioxide Removal of aggressive carbon dioxide by limestone and dolomite, calcium-carbonate equilibrium Removal of iron from water Removal of manganese from water Determination of organic compounds concentration in water Coagulation with Fe(III) salt Coagulation with Al(III) salt Chemical removal of water hardness Removal of water hardness with ion-exchangers Oxygenation capacity, written test Analysis of unknown water sample, credit