The University of Aberdeen is delighted to offer an IChemE Approved online CPD Course, Biological Wastewater Treatment and Anaerobic Digestion: Theory, Design and Practice, which is aimed at professionals and PhD students working in the areas of biological wastewater treatment and anaerobic digestion. We take enrolments all year round and you can access all materials right from the start with up to 6 months to complete the course.

Biological wastewater treatment is essential for the environment and for public health by avoiding the spread of diseases. Anaerobic digestion is a key technology in the handling of organic waste and in many renewable energy scenarios for a sustainable society. However, if not properly designed, operated and optimised, these processes may use large amounts of energy, occupy large areas of land and convert the organic matter in an inefficient way, at high economic and environmental cost for the society.

This advanced course describes how to use concepts of chemical reaction stoichiometry and kinetics to design and optimise biological wastewater treatment and anaerobic digestion processes in order to maximise treatment efficiency while minimising the capital and operating costs.

The course starts from the fundamentals of the biological processes relevant for wastewater treatment (e.g. kinetics and stoichiometry, COD balance, aeration and settling) and moves to their application to the design and optimisation of the following processes: activated sludge (carbon and carbon and nitrogen removal), anaerobic digestion, sequencing batch reactors, attached growth processes.

What is covered:

  • Fundamentals of biological wastewater treatment
  • Kinetics and stoichiometry of biological reactions
  • Step-by-step process of how to develop and solve the mass balances and design equations
  • The main processes used in the industry are described and the corresponding design equations are developed
  • The course includes numerical examples and design problems, solved by the course lecturer using Microsoft Excel.

Why study online?

Study in your own time – this CPD course does not require you to engage at specific times, giving you the freedom to choose when you study within the framework of your course.

You choose where to study – at home, on the go, in the park… the choice is endless. And chosen by you. As long as you can access the internet, you can study with us – meaning you can get the same CPD certificate as our campus students without having to travel or commute.

You will be supported – when you study online with us, you can expect a first-class support structure that means you are never alone in your studies.

You can achieve your potential – studying with us will help you reach your goals. Studying online shows employers that you are self-motivated, can manage your own time and are dedicated to your own development.

Don’t delay and register now for the chance to further your career

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