Nowadays, wastewater is no longer considered as a pollution problem but a source of energy and resources. Therefore, traditional wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) are evolving to water resource recovery facilities (WRRF). In this context, model-based explorations are a very useful tool to identify configuration upgrades and operational strategies to maximise resource recovery for each specific plant.
This course combines theoretical and practical computer sessions that will immerse participants in one of the most advanced modelling and simulation tool for wastewater treatment plants management and optimisation. The Plant Wide Modelling (PWM) methodology enables a detailed analysis of key aspects to guarantee sustainable wastewater treatments.
During this session, a comparative techno-economical evaluation of both conventional and innovative WRRFs configurations will be carried out. Analysing resources utilization, recovery options, costs and possible areas for improvement of each plant.
The course is addressed to:
- Water authorities
- PhD or master students
- Engineering and consultancy companies
|Monday (26th June)|
|Advanced WRRF simulation: Model-based plant analysis & optimisation|
|09:00 - 09:15||Welcome/Introduction.|
|09:15 - 10:00||Analysis of plant configurations for advanced WWTP.|
|10:00 - 11:00||Fundamentals on model-based analysis and simulation of WWTPs.|
|11:00 - 11:30||Coffee break|
|11:30 - 11:45||Introduction to WEST platform.|
|11:45 - 12:15||Simulation of a water/sludge WWTP: modified version of the Benchmark Simulation Model No. 2.|
|12:15 - 13:15||Simulation of a water/sludge WWTP: upgraded and new Wastewater Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRF).|
|13:15 - 13:30||Closing remarks.|