Course Details

Composition and Properties of Natural Waters

Academic Year 2024/25

NCB006 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-SIV Summer Semester 1st year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction



5 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Chemical equilibria, pH. 2. Inorganic macrocomponents, iron, manganese. 3. Aluminum, sulphur, silicon, boron, halogens. 4. Carbon, calcium-carbonate equilibrium, gases. 5. Nitrogen, phosphorus. 6. Organic compounds. 7. Transformation of compounds in aqueous environment. 8. Environment and its protection. 9. Inorganic pollutants. 10. Organic pollutants. 11. Selected analytical methods, group determinations of organic compounds. 12. Atmospheric, underground, mineral, and sea waters. 13. Surface water, eutrophication, self-purification.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


Introduction, safety of work in a chemical laboratory, calculations Determination of neutralization capacities and nonequilibrium concentrations of carbon dioxide Photometric methods, construction of calibration curve, determination of orthophosphates Determination of nitrates Active chlorine and its reaction with ammonia Redox reactions, reduction of dichromate by sulfite Biochemical Oxygen Demand Sensoric properties of water Presentation of seminar works Presentation of seminar works Measurement on site Measurement on site Credit