Are you a professional, a researcher or a decision maker in the field of wastewater engineering?
How about adding modelling to your portfolio of tools and becoming effective in addressing challenges related to wastewater treatment and resource recovery?
All it takes is two hours of self-study and attending a two-hour online session per week for five weeks.
If you’re up to it, this course is for you!
You will be introduced to the main features of WEST and you will learn how to implement and simulate a virtual WWTP model. Upon course completion, you will be able to understand and reproduce the operation of a real WWTP, evaluate and possibly optimise its performance in terms of treatment, energy and cost efficiency.
22 May – Registration deadline
29 May – Session 0: Overview of the structure and methodology of the course
Course materials and learning methodology, preparation and assignment requirements, introduction to Zoom meeting software
06 June – Session 1: WWTP layout implementation
Intro to Activated Sludge Models, guided user interface, block and model library, building virtual WWTP configuration
12 June – Session 2: Model input definition and model simulations
Influent characterisation and fractionation, steady state and dynamic simulations, generation and analysis of model output
19 June – Session 3: Use of controllers in WWTP operation
Typical controllers in WWTPs, implementation and testing of control rules in WEST, sensors, top-level quantities, data input tool
26 June – Session 4: Evaluation of WWTP performance
Variable-process-cost calculators, operational characteristics of simulated WWTP, energy consumption, cost evaluation