Classroom Dates
18 - 22 Dec 2023 Dubai $5,950
27 - 31 May 2024 London $5,950
16 - 20 Dec 2024 Dubai $5,950

Global water scarcity poses an increasing pressure for water conservation and water reuse and recycling. In addition, there is an increasing tendency for water pollution as a result of illegal dumping and indiscriminate disposal of untreated water into natural receptors and water bodies. Wastewater treatment provides a significant contribution towards water conservation and drastically reducing water pollution.

This Wastewater Treatment training course shall provide a deeper inside into the above issues and also a detailed description of the different existing wastewater treatment techniques. It will at the same time highlight the new and emerging advanced treatment techniques with emphasis on sustainability and cost effectiveness.  Furthermore, it will address the major issue of sewage sludge management, covering disposal considerations and some recent advances in nutrients recovery.

Finally, the different applications for treated wastewater will be examined, with special emphasis on and in the context of the water cycle concept.

This Energy Training Centre training course will highlight:

  • The need for water treatment
  • Wastewater treatment techniques
  • Treated wastewater management
  • Health and safety issues relating to wastewater
  • Emerging trends and technologies

By the end of this Wastewater Treatment training course, participants will:

  • Understand the core principles in Wastewater Treatment
  • Develop their ability to assess the process efficiency
  • Become aware of the most important relevant international guidelines
  • Learn the different uses and applications of treated wastewater and sludge
  • Become familiar with latest and emerging treatment technologies

This Wastewater Treatment training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning, teaching and facilitation techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes trainer-guided discussions between participants involving their personal experience. In addition, case studies and group exercises will further assist towards comprehending the core issues in the wastewater treatment industry.

The Wastewater Treatment training course is becoming of increasing importance in the contemporary water resources management sector. Your organisation will benefit from this course by:

  • Realizing the need for sustainable management of treated wastewater
  • Developing a water reuse and recycling conservation culture within the organization
  • Attaining regulatory and environmental compliance in relation to wastewater management
  • Understanding the principles involved in the monitoring of wastewater quality
  • Learning to manage the risks associated with treated wastewater applications
  • Applying novel techniques for wastewater treatment

By attending this training course, participants will gain the following:

  • Understand the need for Wastewater Treatment
  • Learn the basic technologies currently used in wastewater treatment.
  • Develop their skills in monitoring the quality of treated wastewater
  • Enhance their knowledge in relation to water quality parameters
  • Realize the need for the reuse and recycling of treated wastewater
  • Understand the relevant environmental and regulatory compliance implications

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: 

  • Process Engineers of Sewage Treatment Plants (STP’s)
  • Professionals involved in the Regulatory monitoring of wastewater
  • Health and Safety consultants
  • Professionals in the management of treated water and sludge
  • Process plant chemists involved in sampling and testing

Day One: The Need for Wastewater Treatment 

  • Global water figures and the water cycle concept                                    
  • Integrated water resources management
  • Global domestic and industrial wastewater statistics
  • The stakeholders in wastewater treatment
  • Effect of wastewater treatment on water quality 

Day Two: Wastewater Treatment Technologies 

  • Differentiation between domestic and industrial wastewater
  • Chemistry and microbiology at the different stages of treatment
  • Primary and Secondary treatment
  • Tertiary treatment – disinfection
  • Advanced treatment techniques 

Day Three: Management of Treated Wastewater 

  • The major health and safety issues
  • Monitoring the quality of treated wastewater 
  • Reuse/recycling of treated wastewater
  • Disposal considerations and legal implications – regulatory compliance
  • Treated wastewater applications: irrigation, firefighting, domestic & aquifer enrichment

Day Four: Sewage Sludge 

  • Sewage sludge composition – typical chemical analysis
  • Applications of sewage sludge
  • Biogas production
  • Agricultural land application
  • Review of international guidelines on sludge management and disposal 

Day Five: Emerging Trends and Technologies 

  • Difficult–to–treat process waters and wastewaters
  • Environmental concerns - contamination and pollution
  • Phosphorus removal and recovery    
  • Wet-weather and stormwater management
  • Drinking water production from tertiary treated wastewater
  • Useful lessons during and in the aftermath of a pandemic