Course detail

Water Quality

FAST-BP004Acad. year: 2018/2019

For Water Quality Wastewater Treatment is prerequisite. The goal is to introduce basic characteristic of water, hydrobiology, kind of pollution and its effects and methods of water quality evaluation. Ground, surface and rain water is discussed. Important part is breakdown on surface and ground water, its elimination, control of water quality and legislation for protection of water in Czech republic. The last part deals with water quality modelling (QUAL2E).

Department

Institute of Municipal Water Management (VHO)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to understand substances endangering quality of waters. Specifics of storm, surface and underground water. Ability to calculate oxygen balance in rivers. The orientation in mathematical models of water quality. Knowledge about causes of emergency state in water quality and their remediation.

Prerequisites

mathematics, physics, hydraulics, chemistry of water, sewerage and waste water treatment

Co-requisites

no concurrent knowledge is required

Recommended optional programme components

Study of recommended WEB sites of operators of Czech Republic major water basins.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations. Mandatory participation in seminars, working out exercises and essay which is presented at the end of semestr. Examles are processed in LMS Moodle.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Mandatory participation in seminars at the seminars (only allowed two excused absence) submitting examples of exercises deadlines. Written and oral examination. For the successful completion the exercises is necessary attendance to exercise with only two absences, submission of all calculated examples, submission and presentation of the essay. Examples and essay are scored and requirement for credit is to reach at least 60% of the total marks.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Preamble, history.
2. Hydrobiology.
3. Substances endangering quality of waters, offending substances.
4. Municipal wastewater, sewage water, rain water, industrial water.
5. Rain water, pollution, acid rain.
6. Ground water, pollution, migration and self purification.
7. Ground water, protection of ground water, migration and self purification.
8. Surface water, self purification.
9. Oxygen regime in rivers, quality of water and classification of water.
10. Mathematical modeling of water quality in rivers and reservoirs.
11. Emergency state in water quality. Legislation, protection of water in Czech Republic.

Aims

Watér characteristic, contamination of rain, surface and ground water. Mathematical modelling of water quality.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

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

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Preamble, history.
2. Hydrobiology.
3. Substances endangering quality of waters, offending substances.
4. Municipal wastewater, sewage water, rain water, industrial water.
5. Rain water, pollution, acid rain.
6. Ground water, pollution, migration and self purification.
7. Ground water, protection of ground water, migration and self purification.
8. Surface water, self purification.
9. Oxygen regime in rivers, quality of water and classification of water.
10. Mathematical modeling of water quality in rivers and reservoirs.
11. Emergency state in water quality. Legislation, protection of water in Czech Republic.

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction. Entering essay.
2. Example 1 – Calculation of oxygen consumption of contaminated water.
3. Example 2 and 3 - Calculation of the equilibrium concentration of oxygen in the water. Determination of residual water pollution.
4. Example 4 – Calculation of the course of biochemical oxygen demand.
5. Example 5 - The course of oxygen concentration in the river below the waste water treatment plant.
6. Example 6 - Effect of artificial aeration to the course of oxygen concentration in the river. Control of solving essay.
7. Example 7 - Calculation of the total oxygen consumption by methods of Reed and Theriault.
8. Example 8 - Calculation of the total oxygen consumption by method of equations of the second order. Control of solving essay.
9. Example 9 - Determination of the critical values in the river.
10. Submitting and presentation of seminar papers.
11. Credit.