Course overview

Industrial Waste Water Treatment & Recycling is a two day course developed to provide the delegates with an insight into the fundamental activated sludge, biological filtration and oxidation pond applications, tertiary stage treatment processes including biological nutrient removal, disinfection and filtration. Basic chemistry and biotechnology is introduced together with design criteria applied in designing a process. The practical application of routine operations and maintenance and troubleshooting is offered while process chemistry interpretation and evaluation in comparison to industry norm process stage performances as well as final effluent compliance in terms of the regulatory aspects is presented. Sludge handling and disposal, together with developing trends and legislation is presented while emerging technologies with reference to re-use and recycling are discussed.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Introduction to relevant treatment process types
  • Able to understand basic process reactions
  • Understand different treatment stages and processes Apply basic design criteria
  • Conduct analytical data interpretation
  • Understand troubleshooting
  • Identify routine operations and maintenance requirements
  • Identify optimization and improved process performances
  • Understand resource recovery/re-use opportunities

Who Should Attend?

  • Consulting Engineers
  • Regulators
  • Operations &
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Plant Managers / Supervisors
  • Mechanical Engineers / Managers
  • Environmental Managers / Officers
  • Planning Engineers
  • Utility Managers
  • Water Plant Operators
  • Technical Advisors
  • Technology Owners
  • Specialist Wet Services

Course Content

  • Introduction to Industrial Wastewater in Context
  • Basic Terminology and Calculations
  • Target Treated Water Quality Objectives
  • Legal Context, Local and World Health Organisation references
  • Types of Treatment Processes – Introduction
  • Types of Treatment Processes – Selection
  • Biological Treatment Processes
    • Basic Process Chemistry and reactions
    • Basic Microbiology
    • Preliminary Treatment Fundamental Design & Operation
    • Primary Treatment Fundamental Design & Operation
    • Secondary Treatment Fundamental Design & Operation
    • Sludge Treatment and Disposal
  • Physical/Chemical Treatment Processes
  • Basic Chemistry and Calculations
    • Conventional Treatment Fundamental Design & Operation
      – Flocculation & Coagulation
      – Sedimentation
      – Filtration
      – Stabilisation
    • Selected Contaminant Treatment Fundamental Design & Operation
      – Pre-Treatment
      – Chemical Precipitation
      – Ion Exchange
      – Membrane Processes including Reverse Osmosis
      – Advanced Oxidation References
    • Sludge Handling and Disposal
  • Emerging Technologies and Global Trends
    • Optimisation of Established Applications
    • Energy Efficiencies
    • Biogas to Energy