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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Special Separation Methods in Water Treatment - AM218006
Title: Special Separation Methods in Water Treatment
Guaranteed by: Department of Power Engineering (218)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2019
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: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Jelínek Luděk doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Parschová Helena doc. Dr. Ing.
Interchangeability : M218006, N218017
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Jelínek Luděk doc. Ing. Ph.D. (24.04.2018)
The course deals with the separation of ionic components of water with chemical and physico-chemical methods. It focuses on acquiring knowledge of water treatment in terms of technology, economics and environmental impact. The main focus of the course is on ion exchange, sorption and membrane processes. Distillation, precipitation, clarification and electrochemical processes are also explained.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Jelínek Luděk doc. Ing. Ph.D. (24.04.2018)

Students will be able to:

Characterize the individual procedures of desalination methods.

Propose the technology of treatment of the given type of water (sea, brackish or surface) for the preparation of drinking water or demineralized water utilizing ion exchange, sorption and membrane technologies. Also, they will be able to use separation and desalination processes to treat the process water and selectively remove unvanted ions and organic substances from water.

Literature -
Last update: Jelínek Luděk doc. Ing. Ph.D. (23.04.2018)

R: Kunin, R. Ion Exchange Resins; R. E. Krieger Publ. Co., Huntington, N.Y., 1972

R: Sengupta A. K. Ion Exchange Technology; Advances in Pollution Control; Technomic Publ. AG, Basel, 1995

R: Inczedy J. Analytical Applications of Ion Exchangers, Akademiai Kiado , Budapest, 1966

Learning resources -
Last update: Jelínek Luděk doc. Ing. Ph.D. (24.04.2018)

Syllabus -
Last update: Jelínek Luděk doc. Ing. Ph.D. (23.04.2018)

1. Overview of different desalination techniques.

2. Precipitation processes - hydroxides, sulfides; pretreatment of water - clarification

3. Electrolytic recovery of metals from water streams; cementation

4. Membrane processes; principles, characteristics, applicability; electrodialysis.

5. Reverse osmosis, nanofiltration

6. Distillation, membrane distillation, hydrophobic membranes

7. Ion Exchange; basic properties of ion exchange resins; equilibrium, selectivity, kinetics

8. Operation of ion exchange resin column; loading cycle, backwash, regeneration, rinse.

9. Ion exchange unit operations; softening, dealkalinisation, deionisation, demineralisation.

10. Ultra-pure water preparation, electrodeionisation.

11. Selective sorption and separation of metals by ion exchange; chelating ion exchangers.

12. Drinking water treatment by ion exchange.

13. Removal of organic matters from water; clarification, sorption anion exchangers, nonionogenic sorbents.

14. Selective uptake of anions; inorganic ion exchangers; properties and application.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Jelínek Luděk doc. Ing. Ph.D. (24.04.2018)

Power Engineering

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Jelínek Luděk doc. Ing. Ph.D. (24.04.2018)

project presentation and written exam

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.1 3
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0 1
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1.1 30
Práce na individuálním projektu 1.2 33
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.6 45
5 / 5 140 / 140
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 20
Defense of an individual project 40
Examination test 40