Study programmes / C-FT Chemistry and Food Technology / Operation Water in Food Industry
Course code:PVOP
Course title in language of instruction:Provozní vody v potravinářském průmyslu
Course title in Czech:Provozní vody v potravinářském průmyslu
Course title in English:Operation Water in Food Industry
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:master continuing
Semester:SS 2018/2019 - FA
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Šárka Nedomová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Sylvie Ondrušíková (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Radomír Polcar (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Roman Pytel (instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites:Bachelor State Examination
Aims of the course:The aim of this course is to provide students a survey of methods of treatment oř wastewaters from individual branches of food industry and inform them about current legislation concerning this problem and water management of industrial plants and facilities.
Course contents:
1.Water System in Food Industry (allowance 2/1)
a.Water supply to industrial plants
b.Payments for Water
c.Wastewater disposal systems

2.Water management authorities and their fields of activity (allowance 4/2)

3.Quality of water used in food industry (allowance 4/2)
a.Requirements concerning supplied amounts of water and its quality in individual branches of food industry
b.Supply of water into industrial plants

4.Wastewaters from individual branches of food industry (allowance 6/3)
a.Specification of individual kinds of wastewaters and their properties
b.Origin of wastewaters
c.Scales of pollution
d.Reduction of amounts and pollution of wastewaters

5.Methods of treatment, disposal and re-use of wastewaters (allowance 4/2)
a.Mechanical treatment, self-purification process, stabilisation water reservoirs, stabilisation ponds, irrigation
b.Chemical cleaning, anaerobic wastewater treatment, biological filtration, activation, common treatment in municipal sewage treatment plants, tertiary cleaning

6.Use and liquidation of sediments (allowance 2/1)
a.Costs of wastewater purification

7.Control and supervision of water management in food industry plants (allowance 2/1)
a.Water-management inspections
b.Measuring and sampling, control points

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to solve problems
-professional knowledge
-science and research skills

Specific competences:
-Ability to analysing technological problems related with water in food processing
-The ability to find, understand and apply relevant legislation from water food processing management
-The knowledge of methods of wastewater treatment from individual branches of food industry
-The knowledge of requirements concerning supplied amounts of water and its quality in individual branches of food industry

Type of course unit:optional
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Submission of a seminar work and participation in field exercises.
Written (5 questions) and oral exam with minimal requirements 70 % for passing.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice12 h
     professional educational excursion10 h
     preparation for exam56 h
     writing of seminar paper10 h
Total112 h

Basic reading list
  • GRADY, C P L. et al. Biological wastewater treatment. 3rd ed. Boca Raton: Taylor & Francis, 2011. 991 p. ISBN 978-0-8493-9679-3.
  • Dictionary of water and waste management. 1st ed. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann, 2002. 439 p. ISBN 0-7506-4638-1.
Recommended reading list
  • ADAM, J. Metody chemické analýzy vod. Praha: SPN, 1977.
  • HORÁKOVÁ, M. -- LISCHKE, P. -- GRUNWALD, A. Chemické a fyzikální metody analýzy vod. Praha: SNTL, 1986. 389 p.
  • HANÁČKOVÁ, J. Analytika vody . Praha : SNTL, 1965.
  • HOFMAN, P. Jednotné metody chemického rozboru vod. Praha : SNTL, 1965.
  • ET AL, -. -- JAVORSKÝ, P. Rozbory vod a ovzduší v zemědělství. Praha : SZN, 1990.