28 June 2022, VIRTUAL
Activated sludge plants are commonly operated by setting a target MLSS, sludge age or food: mass. To make the most of activated sludge 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 activated sludge plant optimisation course is designed to help attendees understand this balance and to drive operational efficiencies and achieve consent.
Learning is delivered through a combination of lectures, case studies and worked examples.
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.
The course will be delivered ONLINE 9:30 am-16:30 pm (also available 3rd March. please book that date here)
£345 plus VAT for 1-person, (includes slides presented). 15% discount on total price if all three courses booked at the same time: Wastewater & Anaerobic Digestion courses. NB: the fee is for 1 attendee (no one in the background peeking please). Please get in touch to discuss discounts if you would like more than one place firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthew Smyth BSc, MRes, MBA, MCIWEM CSci CWEM
Technical Director, Aqua Enviro
Matt has been in wastewater and sludge for twenty years and works with water companies, industry and waste producers to develop and implement solutions. He has delivered this course (and variants) for fifteen years to over 300 staff from the Environment Agency, multiple water company staff and in this format, which is open to all.
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. He has subsequently worked closely with many anaerobic and advanced anaerobic digestion facilities treating wastewater and food waste materials, dewatering the digestate and handling the liquors produced. He presents and publishes regularly at industry recognized conferences including Aqua Enviro’s European Biosolids & Bioresources and European Wastewater Management Conferences. He is a member of the CIWEM Wastewater Management Panel and has delivered over 2000 training days on these topics (1 training day is when 1 person attends 1 course for 1 day).
Outside of training Matt contributes to Aqua Enviro’s Technical Team, providing a 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.
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.
If you would like a 1-2-1 follow up with Matt to hone your learnings and reach the next level, this can also be ordered here.
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:
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.