University, Laboratory of Ecological Risks in Urban Drainage (LERMO),
Prague (Czech Republic)
of Ecological Risks in Urban Drainage (LERMO) of the Czech Technical
University in Prague was founded at the beginning of 1998 under the scheme
of the project „Improvement of scientific work at Czech universities"
granted by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport 1998-2000.
team of the department consists of 4 researchers, 9 PhD students and 4
technicians. The research topics deal with the modelling of water quantity
and quality in the urban drainage system and receiving waters. Attention
has been given to the description of the processes both in a small and
in a large scale ranging thus from a detailed 3-dimensional modelling
of water flow and suspended solids transport in structures in the sewer
system to the assessment of the interactions of the wastewater transport
and the treatment system and the receiving water. LERMO is equipped with
a fluid mechanics and rheometrics laboratory and has a large knowledge
of the physical modelling of the fluid and suspension properties and behaviour.
The team has also an ample experience with physical-chemical monitoring
of wastewater as well as with biological and ecotoxicological monitoring
and quality assessment of surface waters.
a leading member of the Association of Wastewater Treatment Experts of
the Czech Republic
(with Prof. Pollert being its head). The main task of the Association
is knowledge and technology transfer from abroad to the Czech Republic,
professional education and training, and formulation of new technical
standards in accordance with the EU legislation.
Czech Technical University
Faculty of Civil Engineering LERMO
166 29 Prague
Tel: + 420 2 24 35 43 67
Fax: + 420 2 24 35 54 45