Water research school

Lund University

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Waste water (2020)

This course was given in spring 2019, if you missed it you now get a new opportunity.
There will be two physical meetings, in Lund 23-25/9 (part 1) and 24-26/11 in Västerås, Uppsala, and Stockholm (part 2).

Course coordinators
Karin Jönsson, Associate professor in Water and Environmetal Engineering at Lund university
Jeanette Agertved Madsen, Head of R&D Wastewater at EnviDan

Detailed Schedule (note: there might be minor changes later on):

PART I (23-24-25 September 2020)

DAY 1 (Wednesday 23rd of September 2020)
09.30-10.00    Coffee and registration
10.00-10.30    Presentation of the course and the participants
10.30-11.30    Basis for the wastewater systems we have today. Current driving forces. Visions and strategies for wastewater treatment. Introduction to homework.
11.30-12.30 Lunch
Resources in wastewater
12.30 -14.00    Potentials in wastewater treatment - Energy, organics, N, P, heat, metals
14.00-16.00    Energy producing wastewater treatment and sludge handling (incl. coffee break & discussion exercise)
16.00-16.30    Phosphorus removal processes. New phosphorus outlet demands and need for polishing.
16.30-17.00    Carbon utilization and hydrolysis
17.00-17.30    Summary of discussion exercise
19.00 Dinner

DAY 2 (Thursday 24th of September 2020)
New advanced processes for wastewater treatment
08.30-10.00 New nitrogen removal processes - nitritation, denitritation, anammox. New nitrogen outlet demands. Advanced reject water treatment (more on anammox in Part II).
10.00-10.30 Coffee break.
10.30-11.30    Exercise: Nitrogen removal, carbon source and nitrogen mass balance.
11.30-12.30    Lunch
12.30-13.30    New biofilm processes in wastewater treatment (MBBR, AGS and MABR) (more on MABR in Part II).
13.30-15.00 Simple tools for evaluation of carbon footprint from WWTP, including Exercise
15.00-15.30    Coffee break
15.30-16.30    Application of new microbiological methods in wastewater treatment systems.
16.30-17.00    Bulking sludge control

DAY 3 (Friday 25th of September 2020)
Advances in sludge treatment and handling of emerging problems
08.30-09.30 Separation technologies, incl. membranes, DMF, MBR (more on MBR in Part II)
09.30-11.00 Removal of micropollutants and microplastics from wastewater and sludge (incl. coffee break)
11.00-12.00 Anaerobic digestion at wastewater treatment plants
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.00 Advanced control
14.00-15.00 New challenges, Climate change, New cities. Infiltration/Inflow.
15.00-16.00 Exercise and Coffee break
16.00-16.15 Evaluation, Closing

PART II (24-26 November, 2020)

DAY 1 (Tuesday, 24th of November 2020)
Part IIA
Location: MDH, Västerås
10:00 -10:15 Introduction -presentation of the day and participants
10:15-11:15 Lecture - Micro algae in waste water treatment
11:15-12:00 Lecture - System perspectives on micro algae in waste water treatment
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Exercise – based on above lectures
14:15- 16:30 Lecture/s and exercise– Modelling and control
16:30-17:00 Introduction home exercise + Summary

DAY 2 (Wednesday, 25th of November 2020)
Part IIB
Location: SLU Ultuna, Uppsala (boka lokal)
Source-separated wastewater systems: Advantages, challenges and treatment technologies for resource recovery
9:15-11:00 Wastewater fractions – How waste composition impacts design potential
11:15-12:00 Hygiene risks associated with reuse-oriented wastewater treatment
13:15 – 15:00 Systems and technologies for resource recovery from wastewater
15:15 – 17:00 Planning and implementing resource recovery systems

DAY 3 (Thursday 26th of November 2020)
Part IIC
Location: KTH, Stockholm
9.30- 9.45 Presentation of participants (with coffee)
9.45 – 11.15 Anammox based wastewater treatment systems for N removal
(process reactions, conditions for stable process performance, reject water treatment, mainstream treatment, strategies for process control, input to global warming - N2O emissions)
11.15– 12.00 Application of membranes in wastewater treatment – MBR, MABR
(process principles, review of process configurations, removal efficiency, future perspectives)
12.00 -13.00 Lunch
13 -13.45 Resource recovery:  energy
(intensified biogas production, conditions for energy positive wastewater treatment in future)
13.45-14.30 Resource recovery: phosphorus
(review of technologies for P-recovery, advantages and disadvantages, future perspectives)
14.30 – 15.00 Home exercise - introduction
15.00 – travelling to Hammarby Sjostadsverket
15.45 - 17.00 Study visit at Hammarby Sjostadsverket