Training

Optimising Activated Sludge Plants: ONLINE 3/3/22

3 March 2022, VIRTUAL

ONLINE: 9:30 am-16:30 pm (also available 24th March. please book that date here)


Fee:  £295 plus VAT for 1-person, (includes slides presented).  20% discount on total price if all three courses booked at the same time: Wastewater & Anaerobic Digestion courses

Course Overview

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.

Course Aim

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.

Course Programme

  • Approaches to plant optimisation, how to physically do it
  • Key concepts of sludge age, MLSS and food: mass
  • Operating at least cost to achieve consent
  • Filamentous bulking and the role of microscopic analysis of activated sludge
  • Optimising final sedimentation tanks

Optional extras 

  • 1-2-1 follow up with trainer Matthew Smyth to reinforce learning at £205 plus VAT (2 hours).
  • A 1-day course, tailored to your requirements, is a popular choice by water companies, contractors & industrial treatment plant operators to have delivered on their sites to operational staff. Contact matthew.smyth@aquaenviro.co.uk if you’d like to discuss this option.

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Cost per person
£295 (ex. 20% VAT)

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