The requirement for training and staff updating in the understanding, management and operation of biological wastewater systems is ongoing and applies to industry and local authorities alike. Industrial wastewater discharges have long been subject to licensing under the Water Pollution Acts (1977 – 1990) and Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) legislation (arising from Directive 96/61/EC and the Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992). More recently, the Waste Water Discharge (Authorisation) Regulations, 2007 (S.I. No. 684 of 2007) have introduced an authorisation system for all local authority wastewater discharges, the EPA being designated as the relevant competent authority.
This course will introduce participants to the skills required for efficient design, operation and troubleshooting of the activated sludge process – the most widely applied technology for biological wastewater treatment. A knowledge of the basics of aerobic biological treatment processes is assumed.
The principal course objectives are to provide
Who Should Attend
Those who already have an understanding of the basics of biological wastewater treatment but wish to have a more in-depth knowledge of the design, operation and performance capabilities of the activated sludge process.
09.00 REGISTRATION AND TEA/COFFEE
09.30 BIOLOGICAL NITRIFICATION AND DENITRIFICATION
11.30 PROCESS DESIGN AND VARIATIONS (SBR, MEMBRANES, P REMOVAL AND GRANULAR SLUDGE PROCESSES)
14.00 TROUBLESHOOTING AND PROBLEM- SOLVING METHODOLOGIES
15.15 MICROBIOLOGICAL ASPECTS AND MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION
16.15 DISCUSSION AND CLOSE
Fees: €395 per course, including documentation, lunch and refreshments. For those wishing to attend both courses, a reduced combined fee of €595 will apply. VAT is not chargeable.
John Kilgallon (JKENVIRONMENT LTD.): Chemical Engineer with many years experience in the Environment Unit of IIRS, Eolas, Forbairt and Enterprise Ireland. Left Enterprise Ireland in December 2006 and established JKENVIRONMENT LTD. Specialises in Wastewater Treatment, Waste Minimisation, Eco-efficiency and Training, together with a range of environmental activities.
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Joe McNamee (Enterprise Environmental): Environmental analyst and consultant in the area of waste water treatment (operation and troubleshooting). Many years experience with Dublin County Council, IIRS, Eolas, Forbairt and Enterprise Ireland. Left Enterprise Ireland in March 2007 and established Enterprise Environmental. Provides a range of Specialist Environmental Monitoring Services, Consultancy and Training.
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