Introduction to wastewater treatment

DESCRIPTION

The water crisis is getting worse due to population growth and the increasing rate of industrialisation. Lack of water and especially drinking water is a significant and complex challenge. Accordingly, the importance of the treatment and recovery of effluent water is critical in the water economy of every country.

It is customary to divide sewage into two main types: domestic (sanitary) and industrial. In this course, we will discuss the differences between them, the different treatment methods and technologies for sewage treatment while emphasising engineering principles, operational considerations, environmental aspects, sewage economics and more.

Duration

2 weeks frontal course in Israel. A course relevant for groups. Individual can not join in to the course, only group.
Platform
Frontal course in Israel
Language
English
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OBJECTIVES

  • Providing knowledge of basic concepts in wastewater treatment
  • Basic principles in wastewater treatment
  • Techno-economic calculations for the construction of a wastewater plant

 

SUBJECTS

  1. Basic concepts – Turbidity, BOD/COD, Electrical conductivity, pH, Alkalinity
  2. Basic principles in Wastewater – Pre-treatment, filtration, MBR, Secondary / tertiary treatment, biological treatment, Nitrogen, and phosphorus removal
  3. Techno-economic calculations for the construction of a wastewater facility-general calculation for construction costs (CAPEX) and operating costs (OPEX)

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Experience:

  • More than 35 years of experience in the design and construction of seawater desalination facilities and wastewater plants in Israel and around the world
  • Planning and construction of the Palmachim desalination plant (30 million cubic meters) and its expansion to 80 million cubic meters
  • Planning and construction of a Ashdod desalination plant – 100 million cubic meters
  • Running a desalination plant JAMNAGAR refinery in western India
  • Desalination of wells in the western United States
  • Running and operating two wastewater treatment plants for gold mines in West Africa, Ghana
  • Engineering consultancy for dairy wastewater treatment plants

 

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, specialization in water technologies, Technion Israel
  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, Thesis – Mathematical Design and Modelling for Water Hardening Arrays for Seawater Processes, Ben Gurion University
  • Another master’s degree in energy engineering, Technion Israel

 

topics

Basic parameters in water chemistry, measurement parameters for wastewater quality

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Filtering principles, coarse filtration

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Diffusion, Osmosis, Reverse Osmosis, Introduction to Membrane Processes, Pressure and Osmotic Pressure, MBR membranes

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Membrane scale, different types of membranes and flow regimes, RO membranes, operation and maintenance issues in membrane arrays, operating costs and energy consumption and chemicals consumption

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Biological treatment of sewage, types of bacteria, anaerobic and aerobic processes

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Product water quality, process control for wastewater quality and supply, interface with the grid.

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