Biological wastewater treatment and anaerobic digestion: theory, design and practice.

University of Aberdeen Wastewater Treatment

Target Audience

Professionals working in the wastewater treatment and anaerobic digestion sector, graduates, PhD students

Description

The course will cover the theory and design of biological processes for wastewater treatment and anaerobic digestion, including reaction kinetics, mass and heat balances and process optimisation. The course will show how the performance of these processes can be optimised to minimise oxygen and energy consumption and plant footprint and to maximise energy production and recovery. The course will include lectures and hands-on numerical examples.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn:
- COD and BOD;
- kinetics of biological processes;
- COD balance;
- mass balances and heat balances for biological wastewater treatment processes;
- design and optimisation of biological wastewater treatment processes for carbon removal;
- design and optimisation of biological wastewater treatment processes for carbon and nitrogen removal;
- design and optimisation of anaerobic digestion processes;
- fate of micropollutants in biological processes;
- innovative processes