This Two Day course will focus on optimising biological treatment plants to meet BAT, reduce operating costs and generate revenue.
The course will be of relevance to any paper industry site operating or considering investment in an activated sludge plant, a biological filter or anaerobic digestion plant.
BAT8 covers the monitoring of ‘key process parameters and of emissions to water and air’.
DAY ONE Wastewater Characteristics: What is COD, BOD, ammonia, phosphate?
Nutrient Addition: Balancing nitrogen and phosphorus to achieve consent
Aerobic or Anaerobic: Costs, income, reactor types
Troubleshooting: Scaling, overloading, septicity
DAY TWO Activated Sludge Processes: The importance of sludge age and how this affects settlement rates
Optimising Final Sedimentation Tanks: Getting the most out of the final tank when settlement is poor
Microscopic Analysis of Activated Sludge: What to look for and what it means