Biological Wastewater and Anaerobic Digestion On-Demand Online Course

Biological Wastewater and Anaerobic Digestion On-Demand Online Course

Overview

The University of Aberdeen runs the IChemE Approved Biological Wastewater and Anerobic Digetsion: Theory, Design and Practie CPD Course throughout the year as an on-demand course. The course is aimed at professionals and PhD students working in the areas of biological wastewater treatment and anaerobic digestion. Learn at your own pace, in your own time, with access to the course lectures and materials right from the beginning. 

This advanced course describes how to optimise and design biological wastewater treatment and anaerobic digestion processes in order to maximise treatment efficiency while minimising the capital and operating costs.

The course starts from the fundamentals of the biological processes relevant for wastewater treatment (e.g. kinetics and stoichiometry, COD balance, aeration and settling) and moves to their application to the design and optimisation of the following processes: activated sludge (carbon and carbon and nitrogen removal), anaerobic digestion, sequencing batch reactors, attached growth processes.

What is covered:

  • Fundamentals of biological wastewater treatment
  • Kinetics and stoichiometry of biological reactions
  • Step-by-step process of how to develop and solve the mass balances and design equations
  • The main processes used in the industry are described and the corresponding design equations are developed
  • The course includes numerical examples and design problems, solved by the course lecturer using Microsoft Excel.