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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Water Management in Industry - AM217005
Title: Water Management in Industry
Guaranteed by: Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (217)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Bindzar Jan Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : M217005, N217011
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Last update: Bindzar Jan Ing. Ph.D. (13.03.2024)
This course provides the students with information about water use in industry, both in general and in specific industrial sectors: legislation concerning water management in industry, water use, water consumption, water quality requirements, wastewater (sources, composition, treatment), ways of water reuse/recycling and water demand reduction, etc. Different concepts and approaches are discussed. The students are introduced to the water management problems in the most water-intensive industries and agriculture.
Aim of the course
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (12.04.2018)

Students will be able to:

describe and explain water management systems in industry - generally and in specific water-intensive industrial branches,

analyse and evaluate water management of an industrial plant,

propose an optimal solution for water management of an industrial plant.

Last update: Bindzar Jan Ing. Ph.D. (09.11.2023)

R: Sengupta P.K., Industrial water resource management: challenges and opportunities for corporate water stewardship. First publish ed. 2018, Oxford;Hoboken, NJ;Chichester, West Sussex;: Wiley.ISBN 1119272505;9781119272502.

R: Industrial water reclamation and reuse to minimize liquid discharge. 2021, Alexandria: Water Environment Federation.ISBN 1572783605;9781572783607.

R:Becker D., C. Jungfer, and T. Track. Integrated Industrial Water Management – Challenges, Solutions, and Future Priorities. Chemie Ingenieur Technik 2019,91(10),1367-1374,ISSN 0009-286X. DOI:

A:Lens P.,Hulshoff Pol L.,Wilderer P.,Asano T. (Ed.),Water Recycling and Resource Recovery in Industry,IWA Publishing,2002,1843390051

A:Doble M., Anil Kumar: Biotreatment of Industrial Effluents, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann,2005,Burlington,0750678380

Learning resources
Last update: Bindzar Jan Ing. Ph.D. (14.09.2023)

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: Bindzar Jan Ing. Ph.D. (09.11.2023)

písemná zkouška

Last update: Bindzar Jan Ing. Ph.D. (13.03.2024)

1. Introduction, water management in industry - a general overview

2. Water governance and industrial water management

3. Mining (extraction) and processing of minerals and ores

4. Metal production and processing

5. Surface treatment of metals, plastics, …

6. Thermal treatment of coal and waste

7. Cooling water, power generation

8. Chemical and pharmaceutical industry

9. Oil refineries and biofuel production

10. Pulp and paper mills

11. Textile and tanning industry

12. Glass and ceramic manufacturing, lime and cement production

13. Food industry

14. Brief overview of water management in agriculture

Registration requirements
Last update: Bindzar Jan Ing. Ph.D. (13.03.2024)

The course does not deal directly with individual water/wastewater treatment technologies in detail. Therefore, a basic knowledge of them (principles, target pollutants, ...) is crucial.

Course completion requirements
Last update: Bindzar Jan Ing. Ph.D. (09.11.2023)


Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1.5 42
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
5 / 5 140 / 140