Wastewater Treatment, Water Recovery and Re-Use

Online /
November 13 & 15, 2024 /
Course Code: 15-1148-ONL24

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Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Characterize a wastewater based on its strength and concentrations of contaminants
  • 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
  • Recognize the operation principles of membrane processes in advanced wastewater treatment systems
  • Develop a better understanding of conventional and advanced treatment processes for wastewater reclamation and reuse

This course discusses the principles and practices of wastewater treatment, water recovery and reuse. It addresses wastewater characterization as well as the operation principles and applications of biological and physical-chemical treatment processes used in the removal of organic and inorganic contaminants from wastewater.

These processes include sedimentation, coagulation-flocculation, activated sludge, trickling filters, rotating biological contactors, lagoons, disinfection and membrane processes. The application of conventional and advanced treatment processes in wastewater reclamation and reuse will be discussed and case studies will be presented.

Course Outline:

  • Wastewater characterization
  • Wastewater treatment stages: preliminary, primary, secondary and tertiary treatment
  • Coagulation-flocculation processes
  • Fundamental aspects of biological processes and microbial kinetics
  • Biological treatment technologies: applications and operation principles
  • Treatment lagoons
  • Solid-liquid separation methods: sedimentation/clarification
  • Nutrient removal processes
  • Disinfection processes
  • Membrane processes
  • Wastewater reclamation systems

Who Should Attend:
Facility/Utility Engineers, Consulting Engineers, Technicians and Technologists, Municipal Planners, Plant Managers, Plant Operating personnel

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Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

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Day 1:

Wastewater Characteristics and Water Pollutants

  • Physical, chemical and microbiological parameters of wastewater
  • Water pollutants: dissolved, non-dissolved, organic and inorganic contaminants
  • Characteristics of municipal and industrial wastewaters

Wastewater Treatment Stages: Preliminary, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Treatment

  • Preliminary treatment: Screens, Grit chamber
  • Primary treatment: Coagulation-flocculation, Sedimentation
  • Secondary treatment: Biological treatment processes
  • Tertiary treatment: Advanced treatment processes

Coagulation-Flocculation Processes

  • Characteristics of colloids and suspended particles
  • Theoretical aspects of coagulation and flocculation processes
  • Type of coagulants and flocculants
  • Design of coagulation-flocculation reactors

Fundamental Aspects of Biological Processes and Microbial Kinetics

  • Principal aspects of biological processes
  • Microbial biodegradation processes
  • Microbial kinetics

Biological Treatment Processes: Applications and Operation Principles

  • Suspended-growth treatment systems
  • Attached-growth treatment systems

Treatment Lagoons

  • Types of lagoons, theory and design
  • Aerobic and aerated lagoons
  • Facultative lagoons
  • Anaerobic lagoons

Day 2:

Solid-Liquid Separation Methods: Sedimentation/Clarification

  • Design and operation principles of sedimentation/clarification tanks
  • Operational parameters of sedimentation/clarification tanks

Advanced Wastewater Treatment -Nutrient Removal

  • Biological nitrogen removal processes by nitrification-denitrification
  • Biological phosphorus removal process
  • Chemical phosphorus removal process

Advanced Wastewater Treatment -Disinfection

  • Mechanisms of disinfection processes
  • Properties of disinfectants
  • Chlorination
  • Ozonation
  • UV disinfection

Advanced Wastewater Treatment -Membrane Processes

  • Principal aspects of membrane processes
  • Types of membranes used in water and wastewater treatment operations: Microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis
  • Configuration of membranes
  • Membrane systems design and process parameters
  • Membrane operation case studies

Wastewater Reclamation Systems

  • Conventional wastewater reclamation systems
  • Advanced wastewater reclamation systems

Concluding Remarks

Discussion period: questions and answers, case-specific problems


Laleh Yerushalmi, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Laleh is the Chief Technology Officer of BioCAST Systems Inc. and Dagua Technologies Inc. in Montreal. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and specializes in Environmental and Biochemical Engineering.

Laleh is a professional engineer and member of l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. She is the inventor of BioCAST technologies and is currently in charge of research and development at BioCAST Systems Inc. and Dagua Technologies Inc. Laleh has more than twenty years of experience in the design, development and optimization of chemical and biological processes for wastewater treatment and site bioremediation.

She was formerly the Director of Research and Development, in charge of operation management and performance optimization of a proprietary wastewater treatment technology at Atara Corporation in Montreal. She has also been a Research Analyst at Statistics Canada, involved in environmental modelling, designing and developing methodologies for estimating environmental emissions. She was formerly a Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, responsible for designing and developing groundwater treatment technologies. Laleh teaches and supervises graduate research theses at McGill and Concordia Universities.

She has presented the results of her research at numerous conferences and has published more than a hundred articles in scientific journals.

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

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

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