Wastewater Treatment, Water Recovery and Re-Use

Calgary, Alberta /
Feb 25 - 26, 2021 /
Course Code: 11-0209-2386

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After participating in the seminar, you will be able to:

  • Characterize a wastewater based on flow and contaminant parameters
  • Recognize the types of wastewater contaminants, the conventional processes used to remove them, and the types of treatment equipment required for their removal
  • Apply the principles and practices of conventional wastewater treatment systems to the removal of suspended solids and colloids, organic matter, nitrogen, and phosphorus
  • Select knowledgeably advanced wastewater treatment processes such as filtration, reverse osmosis, ion exchange or carbon adsorption
  • Audit your wastewater process and industrial water recovery and water re-use applications

Water recovery and reuse is economical for industries and is an environmentally sound practice. The purpose of this seminar is to provide participants with an understanding of the principles and practices of wastewater treatment, water recovery and reuse.

The seminar covers wastewater characterization, treatments and using conventional technologies such as biological and phys-chem treatments, as well as advanced treatment technologies such as filtration and membrane processes, ion exchange and carbon adsorption processes. The audit process, from both the manufacturing and the waste treatment process points of view, will also be discussed.

Course Outline:

  • Wastewater characterization
  • Wastewater treatment: conventional treatment
  • Secondary treatment
  • Coagulation and flocculation concepts
  • Advanced wastewater treatment
  • Sand vs. membrane filtration
  • Water recovery and reuse

Who Should Attend
Those involved with wastewater treatment, including:
Facility/Utility Engineers Consulting Engineers Plant Managers Chemical Technologists and Technicians Plant Operating personnel

More Information


Daily Schedule:
8:00 Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30 Morning session begins
12:00 Lunch
4:30 Adjournment

There will be a refreshment and networking break each morning and afternoon session as well as a one-hour lunch break.

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Wastewater Characterization (Flow/Contaminants)

  • Chemical characterization and glossary: pH, organics (BOD, COD), metals analysis, phosphorus nitrogen, suspended and dissolved solids
  • Flow characterization: continuous versus variable flow, concepts of flow equalization

Wastewater Treatment - Conventional Treatment Technologies

  • Conventional treatment practices and typical wastewater treatment process schematic

Wastewater Treatment - Secondary Treatment

  • Biological reactor concepts, BOD removal, nutrient removal
  • Types of treatment processes: activated sludge treatment, Fixed films technologies (tricklingfilters/rotating biological contactors, moving bed biological reactor),
  • lagoons/stabilization ponds
  • Impact of biomass quality on solid-liquid separation and approaches to mitigate problems

Coagulation and Flocculation Concepts

Day II

Advanced Wastewater Treatment Sand vs Membrane Filtration

  • Filtration concepts
  • Filter types: media filters, upflow-downflow-cross flow filtration

Advanced Wastewater Treatment - Ion Exchange

  • Ion exchange principles
  • Ion exchange systems
  • Ion exchange issues

Advanced Wastewater Treatment - Carbon Adsorption

  • Carbon adsorption principles
  • Carbon adsorption systems
  • Carbon adsorption issues

Water Recovery and Re-Use

  • The process audit to prioritize decisions
  • An example of its application in the steel industry highlighting underlying issues and savings

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment


Ronald Zaloum, Ph.D.

Prior to retiring, Ronald was program manager with Environment Canada’s Quebec regional office in Montreal and was involved in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment.

Dr. Zaloum has also worked as an adjunct professor and researcher in the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics at McGill University.


To be announced

Although the venue is not officially confirmed, EPIC courses are generally held at the following location(s):

Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Airport
2335 Pegasus Rd NE
Calgary AB  T2E 8C3

Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport
6620 36th ST NE
Calgary AB  T3J 4C8

Please confirm with EPIC that the venue has been officially confirmed before making any reservations or travel arrangements.


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Fee & Credits
Early Registration Fee:

$1495 + taxes

Fee after January 15, 2021:

$1695 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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