Date TBA, VIRTUAL
Times: 9:30 AM – 16:30 PM
Fee: Online: £330 plus VAT for 1-person, (includes slides presented).
Activated sludge plants are commonly operated by setting a target MLSS, sludge age or food: mass. To make the most of plant operation and achieve compliance at least cost these concepts need to be understood inside and out. They affect rates of settlement and the balance of micro-organisms undertaking treatment.
It is a common aim for water companies and businesses operating wastewater treatment plants to deliver compliance at least cost. For any site, there will be a balance to achieve between resources consumed to meet the wastewater standard and the quantity and type of sludge produced. This course is designed to help attendees understand this balance and to drive operational efficiencies.
Learning is delivered through a combination of lectures, case studies and worked examples.
Who should attend?
This course covers the fundamentals of activated sludge whilst drawing upon an array of practical case studies. As such the course has wide appeal being highly relevant to operational teams, process scientists and managers looking to upskill and optimise, technology providers seeking to understand where products fit in the market, researchers and innovators wishing to understand the latest challenges facing the water industry and anyone interested in understanding the UK market and investment drivers.
Matthew Smyth BSc, MRes, MBA, MCIWEM CSci CWEM
Technical Director, Aqua Enviro
Matt has been in wastewater and sludge for over twenty years and works with water companies, industry and waste producers to develop and implement solutions. He has delivered training courses for fifteen years to thousands in our industry.
In the late 1990’s he began his career working on pilot and full-scale Sequencing Batch Reactors, developing, then commissioning carbonaceous and nitrification control strategies, that have been widely adopted in plants in the UK and Ireland. Over the past decade and with rising energy costs the focus has centred on compliance at least cost, but now carbon emissions must also be factored in. The principles of activated sludge are also applied to certain liquor treatment plant configurations whilst others exploit alternative treatment pathways. These are all covered in this one-day course.
Matt presents and publishes regularly at industry recognized conferences including Aqua Enviro’s European Biosolids & Organics and European Wastewater Management Conferences. Outside of training Matt contributes to Aqua Enviro’s Technical Team, providing input and steering to projects and to develop our team of process scientists.
His continued exposure to a wide range of investigative, challenging and solution orientated projects is brought into training to ensure that the material presented is current and relevant.
Why invest in Activated Sludge Training?
Ready for the next level of training?
This training dovetails with our Wastewater Treatment and Anaerobic Digestion courses. To understand, evaluate and optimise any site we must be able to interrogate individual plant items and how the performance of each influences adjacent process units and the performance as a whole. Wastewater treatment is quite literally a case of the toe bone being connected to the foot bone, to the heel bone, ankle, leg, knee, thigh, hip and everything else.
Case studies and worked examples at the core of the training
Irrespective of whether you are working on a domestic wastewater treatment site or industrial effluent treatment plant, this joined up approach is valid. Here are some case study examples:
Do you have a challenge with your Activated Sludge Plant right now?
Get in touch to see how we can help and embed learning in the process. We have vastly experienced teams with in-depth knowledge that will cover all aspects of your challenge.