Date to be confirmed in January. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.,
Times: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fee: £775 + VAT (includes slides presented)
This course will provide attendees with an understanding of the different stages of treatment in a wastewater and anaerobic digestion plant. It will cover examples in domestic and industrial applications (e.g. food and beverage) and expected performance based upon real world data. Key performance indicators along with common operational challenges and solutions are covered, along with numerous proprietary technologies.
It is aimed at those people who are ‘new’ to wastewater and sludge and is suitable for those working on domestic or industrial wastewater treatment plants.
To provide an overview of all aspects of characterising, treating and optimising wastewater and sludge treatment plants. The course will focus on different technologies, their advantages, disadvantages and appropriateness for achieving consent standards, energy generation and recycling targets.
Learning is delivered through a combination of lectures, case studies and worked examples.
Day 1 – Wastewater:
Day 2 – Handling Sludges:
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 developed this course in 2017 in response to requests for an introductory course for new people entering the industry or taking on a technical role.
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 & Organics and European Wastewater Management Conferences. He is a member of the CIWEM Wastewater Management Panel and has delivered over 2000 training days on wastewater and sludge treatment (1 training day is when 1 person attends 1 course for 1 day).