Modelling and Simulation of Wastewater Treatment Processes
Modelling and Simulation of Wastewater Treatment Processes
11 Sep 2023
R 9900.00

Brief Description
This course provides the background framework for the modelling and simulation of wastewater treatment processes. During the course, basic kinetic concepts for removal of pollutants in water will be presented. Application of kinetic principles in several reactor designs will be presented. State-of-the-science exercises will be performed in the award winning Open-Source software for the Simulation of Aquatic Systems (AQUASIM) which was developed and tested by a group of engineers in EAWAG (Switzerand). Simulation demo's will be demonstrated and coded for the delegate without any additional cost. Exercises to help entrench the knowledge will be provided to be used as examples for the design and operation of real systems. This seminar will be of great value to both current and aspiring postgraduates who know their Master's and PhD works will involve deep analysis of Biological and Abiotic Water Treatment and Recovery Processes. The newly redesigned course also involves integration of programming components of ArcView in GIS and its application in continuous monitoring of water resources using micro sensors, telemetry and automated sample collection systems.
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to: * Setup and run simulation for pollutant removal in reactors and activated sludge systems * Advise on best choice of treatment process given particular loading conditions * Design and evaluate continuous-flow and mixed reactor systems
Course Content
Fundamental Concepts for Treatment and Monitoring: 1. Overview of important biochemical kinetic reactions 2. Examples of Unit Operations for Water 3. Wastewater Treatment 4. Examples of Unit Processes for Water & Wastewater Treatment 5. Simulation of batch processes 6. Aspects of hydraulic retention time and residence time distribution 7. Aspects of dispersion and mass transfer in reactor systems 8. Simulation of Continuous Stirred Tank, continuous flow processes 9. Transient simulation of reactors in series with pollutant removal kinetics 10. Operation and simulation of packed-bed fixed-film (bio-filter) reactor systems Advanced Concepts for Treatment and Monitoring: 1. GIS databases and data management 2. The role of ArcView in GIS 3. GIS versus GPS 4. Modelling of Systems in GIS 5. The role of telemetry, electronic sensors in water quality monitoring 6. Automated sampling and monitoring system integration
Entry Requirements
Applicants to this course must possess a bachelors’ degree in science or engineering and reasonable background in maths, physics or chemistry. Work knowledge of water resource planning, treatment processes, and/or operation is desirable.

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Engineers working on design of reactor systems will benefit from this course. Additionally, students enrolled in the Biological Water Treatment (WBW 780/7), Water Quality Management (WQB 780/7), Chemical Water Treatment (WCW 780/7) and Principles of Environmental Engineering Modules (CEM 780/7) at the University of Pretoria can benefit extensively from this course. More especially, the delegates will benefit by receiving a free copy of Numerical Analytical Software (AQUASIM 2.3) and working examples to be used in their other work and research pursuits.
Students currently enrolled in the Water utilization and Environmental Programme will be allowed into the course at a 50 % discount.

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