Best Practice in Sewage & Industrial Waste Water Treatment & Environmental Protection

ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

ICTD International Centre for Training and Development


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Who should attend

This course is intended for those who are involved in making decisions about the discharge of any industrial pollutants into the environment. This includes industrial waste water compliance managers, supervisors, engineers, inspectors, plant managers and HSE staff. Also, the course is suitable for operations, inspection, maintenance and design engineers and technical staff including laboratories.

About the course

For the water industry this effectively means effluent and sludge, by-products of sewage treatment, should be viewed as resources to be reused in a beneficial and sustainable manner, rather than wastes requiring disposal. The reuse of these materials involves treating them to a level appropriate for their intended reuse application and using the resulting water (termed reclaimed water) or sludge (termed bio-solids) in a sustainable manner for a beneficial purpose. Beneficial reuse is defined as the sustainable use of reclaimed water or bio-solids in a manner which provides some direct or indirect economic, social or environmental value, while still protecting the environment, public and agricultural (being stock and plant) health.

The concept of beneficial reuse is different from that of wastewater disposal to land. The primary purpose of land disposal is to discharge waste to land in a controlled manner so as not to cause pollution. In contrast, the primary purpose of beneficial reuse is to use what was previously considered “wastewater or sludge” as a resource in a beneficial and safe manner.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Apply best practices of waste water treatment for industrial applications
  • Identify the different waste water treatment systems available
  • Maintain and troubleshoot industrial waste water treatment systems
  • Implement the rules and regulations that affect the management of industrial waste water permitting, effluent guidelines, and associated issues
  • Interpret environmental protection standards and applications

This course will cover all aspects of sewage and industrial waste treatment process. It will cover planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of the modern sewage and effluent treatment plants. This course will also cover all aspects of Environmental Protection in Industrial Plants.

With limited funds available to the owners we believe this course will help you to install an effective system. You will learn numerous tips and tricks throughout the course to make it very practical and relevant to your applications.

Course Outline

### Day 1

Welcome & Introduction

Wastewater Sampling and Testing

  • Selected parameters in wastewater treatment
  • pH, DO, T
  • Suspended solids
  • Fat, oil and grease (FOG)
  • Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), and chemical oxygen demand (COD)
  • Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN) and ammonia
  • Total phosphorous
  • Nitrate and nitrite
  • Residual chlorine
  • Sampling and testing for small plants

Industrial Wastewater Treatment - Pretreatment and Primary Treatment

  • Microbiology fundamentals in wastewater treatment
  • Pretreatment: equalization flow, pH
  • Primary treatment: solids removal

Industrial Wastewater Treatment - Secondary Treatment

  • Bioreactors
  • Aeration concepts and types of aerators
  • Types of treatment processes: activated sludge treatment, rotating biological contactors and trickling filters, fluidized bed bioreactors
  • Rudimentary technologies: septic tanks and lagoons/stabilization ponds

Day 2

Industrial Wastewater Treatment - Tertiary Treatment

  • Biological nutrient removal
  • Nitrogen removal
  • Phosphorus removal: chemical phosphorous removal, coagulation and flocculation concepts, biological phosphorous removal
  • Filtration fundamentals
  • Membranes
  • Disinfection fundamentals

Advanced Wastewater Treatment - Reverse Osmosis (RO)

  • Applications of membrane technologies
  • RO principles
  • RO applications

Advanced Wastewater Treatment - Ion Exchange

  • Ion exchange principles
  • Ion exchange applications
  • Ion exchange issues

Day 3

Advanced Wastewater Treatment – Advanced Oxidation

  • The case of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors in wastewater

Advanced Wastewater Treatment – Disinfection Processes

  • Chlorination
  • Ozonation
  • Membranes as pathogen removers
  • Ultraviolet and peroxide/ultraviolet processing

Sludge Treatment

  • Aerobic treatment (ATAD processes)
  • Anaerobic digestion

Characteristics of Effluents

  • Chlorine/ammonia discharge requirements

Discharge into Receiving Systems

  • Potential impacts of effluent discharge into receiving water bodies

Day 4

Infraguide Best Practices

Practical Exercises Related to Centralized and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Plants

  • Conventional wastewater treatment
  • Advanced wastewater treatment

Day 5

Environmental Management of Industrial Waste Water Treatment

  • Introduction to ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) and what it can and cannot do
  • The elements of ISO 14001 and its relationship with ISO 9001 (Quality Management System)
  • Some typical Hazardous Waste Regulations and the need for harmonization
  • Life Cycle Management of Industrial Waste Water treatment
  • The importance of documentation in Waste Water treatment

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

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