Water technology, water supply, waste water treatment

Determination of selected illicit drugs in wastewater using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry

The wastewater-based epidemiology approach to the analysis of illicit drugs was conceptualized in 2001 and for the first time was applied in 2005 for cocaine estimation in Italy. Further, other illicit drugs as heroine, cannabis and amphetamine have been estimated.

Municipal wastewater as a diagnostic medium of the City of Prague

The article informs about regular, almost two-year long monitoring of municipal wastewater at selected sampling points of the Prague sewerage network. Selected illicit drugs (e.g. methamphetamine, MDMA, THC, cocaine), nicotine and its metabolites and the ethanol metabolite ethyl sulphate are monitored in municipal wastewater.

Space-time dynamic of pesticide loading in the drinking water reservoir Švihov

The article deals with space-time dynamic of non-polar and polar compounds load into the drinking water reservoir Švihov in Želivka river basin during the whole vegetation season by passive sampling techniques. The monitoring on the nine tributaries of the Švihov water reservoir and on the raw water inlet to the Želivka drinking water treatment plant took place for eight months from April to November 2018.

Test of sorption filters on the base of granular activated carbon for drinking water cleaning

The contribution presents model tests of sorption efficiency and elimination of organic substances, especially pesticides from five different exposed granular activated carbon (GAC). Results can contribute to the understanding of suitable filter lines for the realized investment project GAC filtration.

Determination of basic typology of elevated water tanks

This paper introduces an initial effort at a systematic approach to the typology of elevated water tanks for the purpose of solving the research project Elevated water tanks – identification, documentation, presentation, new use. It builds on the previous definition of the terminology of the problem and the definition of the object of interest. From a typological point of view, elevated water tanks are seen as an integral part of larger technological units – water supply systems. In the framework of the basic division, the typology of elevated water tanks is based on the selection of parameters – the building situation of the tower reservoirs in relation to other objects, the function of elevated water tanks, the supporting structure, the shape and material of the accumulation tank, the number of tanks and the purpose of the object.

Constructed wetlands clogging

Clogging is a quite natural process, but it is an undesirable phenomenon in artificial wetlands used for treatment and tertiary treatment of wastewaters. Due to this, it is necessary, during proposal preparation and operation of artificial wetlands, to keep the principles that might significantly restrict the rise and progress of clogging.

Use of wastewater­‑based epidemiology for monitoring of illicit drugs consumption in Czech and international context

This paper presents a brief summary of information about the project Determination of the amount of illicit drugs and their metabolites in municipal wastewater – new tool for obtaining of complementary data on illicit drug consumption in the Czech Republic and about the 2nd International Conference on “Wastewater‑based drug epidemiology“, which was held from 11.–15. 10. 2015 in Ascona, Switzerland.

Water quality in drinking water reservoir Švihov on Želivka river and its river basin, with focus on specific organic compounds

River basin of the largest drinking water reservoir Švihov on the Želivka River is distinctly anthropogenically affected both by direct human activities and also by the agriculture. The quality of the surface water is endangered in long-term period mainly by the eutrophication, pesticides pollution and erosion.