Course Details

Water management in buildings

Academic Year 2022/23

BPA015 course is part of 1 study plan

BPC-EVB Summer Semester 1st year

The course focuses on the basic concepts in the field of (waste) water management.
Students will learn about environmentally efficient solutions for drinking water supply in buildings.
Students will be able to design reuse of rainwater and grey water in buildings and sewage purification.
Students will learn how to minimize water consumption in buildings and gain insights into island systems from the point of view of water management.

Course Guarantor

doc. Ing. Petr Hluštík, Ph.D.

Institute

Institute of Municipal Water Management

Syllabus

1. Introduction, legal background (Water act).
2. Types of water in buildings and their disposal.
3. Sources of drinking water in buildings, types of waste water in buildings.
4. Storage and subsequent use of rainwater.
5. Filtration and reuse of rain water and gray water.
6. Accumulation and drainage system for rainwater, technical systems, slowing of rainwater runoff.
7. Rainwater infiltration (soil, permeability, ...), calculations, evaporation from water level.
8. Green and blue roofs, water town squares and water accumulation.
9. Natural ways for waste water treatment (root waste water treatment), advantages and disadvantages of natural ways for waste water treatment.
10. Minimization of water consumption, use of rainwater, water recycling (use of gray water), heat recycling (gray water energy, heat recovery units).
11. Rainwater management in municipalities and towns.
12. Sustainable water management, island systems in buildings without access to fresh water supply.
13. Microclimate stability: water, greenery.

Prerequisites

Wastewater

Language of instruction

Czech

Credits

3 credits

Semester

summer

Forms and criteria of assessment

graded course-unit credit

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

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

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site

https://www.vut.cz/en/students/courses/detail/254526

Lecture

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

1. Introduction, legal background (Water act).
2. Types of water in buildings and their disposal.
3. Sources of drinking water in buildings, types of waste water in buildings.
4. Technical solution and overview of equipment for rainwater and greywater management.
5. Rainwater and gray water quality, mechanical pre-treatment of rainwater.
6. Retention rainwater and gray water.
7. Rainwater infiltration (soil, permeability, ...), calculations, evaporation from water level.
8. Green and blue roofs, water town squares and water accumulation.
9. Wastewater treatment methods, root and domestic wastewater treatment plants.
10. Minimization of water consumption, use of rainwater, water recycling (use of gray water), heat recycling (gray water energy, heat recovery units).
11. Rainwater management in municipalities and towns.
12. Sustainable water management, island systems in buildings without access to fresh water supply.
13. Microclimate stability: water, greenery.

Exercise

13 weeks, 1 hours/week, compulsory

Syllabus

1. Assignment of a project "Re-use of waste water in a single-family house". Input data for the building site: legal documents, maps, hydrological and, hydrogeological data, data from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute.
2. Calculation of the amount of waste water and rainwater, calculation of the demand for gray water, determination of the amount of water for irrigation.
3. Design of waste water treatment technology, design of accumulation tank, possibilities of water utilization.
4. Machinery for water use.
5. Drawing: A technological scheme for the use of rain and waste water.
6. Technical report
7. Credit