Course Details

Water Quality

DP64 course is part of 4 study plans

Ph.D. full-t. program nD > VHS compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program nDK > VHS compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 8 credits

Ph.D. full-t. program nDA > VHS compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program nDKA > VHS compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 8 credits

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).

Course Guarantor

prof. Ing. Petr Hlavínek, CSc., MBA


Institute of Municipal Water Management


Chemistry, hydrology.

Planned educational 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.


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

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

Vymezení kontrolované výuky a způsob jejího provádění stanoví každoročně aktualizovaná vyhláška garanta předmětu.


3 hours/week, 13 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

.Preamble, importance and function of water, history.
3.Substances endangering quality of waters, changes of water quality, offending substances.
4.Substances endangering quality of waters, municipal wastewater, sewage water, rain water, industry water.
5.Rain water, pollution, acid rain, rain water pollution effect to water quality.
6.Ground water, pollution, migration and self purification, diffusion of pollution.
7.Ground water, protection of ground water, hydro geological exploration, measures to ground water protection.
8.Surface water, purity and pollution, self purification, oxygen balance in rivers.
9.Surface water, oxygen regime in rivers, mixing, quality of water and classification of water, wastewater disposal to surface water.
10.Mathematical modeling of water quality in rivers.
11.Mathematical modeling of water quality in reservoirs.
12.Emergency state in water quality, apportionment of accident, course of accident, solution of accident
13.Protection of water in Czech Republic.