18th International Conference
Transport & Sedimentation
of Solid Particles

September 11-15, 2017
Prague, Czech Republic
Preliminary Programme, Presenting author’s details, and Final Registration is now available
Technical and Cultural Tour
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Time: 8.15 – 19.00
Venue: Old and New Wastewater Treatment Plants in Prague and Baroque Chateau Kuks
Meeting Point: 8.15 in front of the Diplomat Hotel, Evropská 15, Prague 6
Old Wastewater Treatment Plant in Bubeneč

The old wastewater treatment plant in Prague-Bubeneč is an important witness to the history of architecture, technology and water management. Built in 1901-1906, it was used for the treatment of most of the sewage water in the city of Prague until 1967. In the steam engine room one can view the still functioning machines from the early 20th century. The design of the sewer system with the proposed technical parameters of the treatment plant was prepared by a construction engineer of British origin, Sir William Heerlein Lindley. In 2010 his work was declared a cultural monument.

Central Wastewater Treatment Plant at Císařský ostrov

An overall reconstruction and expansion of the Central Waste Water Treatment Plant Prague (CWWTP) is in progress at the Emperor‘s Island (Císařský ostrov) of the Vltava River. It includes a new water line with a main pumping station for a discharge of 7.1 m3/s and a new system for transport and disposal of processed sludge. All tanks of the new water treatment line will be placed underground. The operation of the CWWTP will be protected up to a twenty-year flood flow rate on the Vltava River.

Baroque spa and hospital monument - Chateau Kuks

Kuks is a unique Baroque spa and hospital complex with a church and a crypt, built by Count F.A. Sporck at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries. Its famous sculptural decoration is by Matthias Bernard Braun. The recently renovated complex includes a Baroque pharmacy and a protected herbal garden. The nearby natural park called Betlém (“Nativity”) features a series of Baroque sculptures by M. Braun, carved into living rock.