ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Operation and Maintenance of Waste Water Treatment Plants

Available dates

Dec 22—26, 2019
5 days
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 3300
USD 660 per day


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About the course

This is a course about how to operate a wastewater treatment plant. It will address the basics of O&M, plus how to control the plant operations.

Course Objectives

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

  • Obtain knowledge on operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants
  • Operate and maintain wastewater treatment plants and the associated equipment
  • Understand the requirements of preventive maintenance in wastewater treatment plants

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Pre-Test
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Basics & Types of Plants
  • What you can control & what you have to live with
  • Elements of a Plant
  • Flow Measurements
  • Flow Characteristics - is it already anaerobic?
  • Screening
  • Grit Removal
  • Sedimentation
  • Aeration
  • Pumps and Pumping
  • Clarifiers
  • Filters
  • Membranes
  • Disinfection
  • Discharge
  • Recap of the basics

Day 2

  • Detailed Look at each of the systems, and operating parameters
  • What needs Maintenance, Attention and what frequency?
  • Flow Measurements
  • Screening
  • Grit Removal
  • Sedimentation
  • Aeration
  • Clarifiers
  • The importance of the laboratory and tests and measurements
  • BOD vs. COD
  • TSS & VSS Control
  • Other Control Parameters

Day 3

  • Pumps and Pumping and Recirculation & Maintenance
  • Controlling MLSS
  • Nitrogen and Phosphorous Removals & Recirculation Ratios
  • Clarifiers & Maintenance
  • Sludge Thickening

### Day 4

  • Sludge dewatering
  • Sludge digestion Aerobic and Anaerobic
  • Sludge drying, incineration and land spreading/landfilling
  • Introduction to Preventive Maintenance
  • Statistical basics and how to keep up with your maintenance schedule

Day 5

  • What to do with Septage Transport Trucks
  • Maintaining the Aeration System & Blowers
  • How to tell what’s happening in your plant with a Microscope
  • Foaming and trouble shooting
  • Pumping Stations and their Maintenance
  • Pipeline and Force Main Maintenance
  • Feedback to the laboratory/ from the laboratory
  • Practice Operating a Plant from models - diagnosing troubles
  • Post Test

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

Who should attend

This course is intended for waste water treatment plant personnel, supervisors, laboratory personnel, and plant operators and technicians.

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