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Wastewater Treatment – Key Problems & Solutions

  • 5 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District D18 (map)

In the first half of the day, we will give an insight into key legislation relating to Wastewater treatment, including the Water Framework Directive and the EC Environmental Objectives (Groundwater) Regulations 2010. We will then examine primary treatment, secondary treatment - including key design equations, fixed and suspended growth processes, as well as the most common problems associated with this treatment and will show solutions

In the second half of the day, we will examine tertiary (advanced) treatment for further nutrients removal. We will explain key concepts, denitrification, as well as insights into phosphorus, chemical and biological removal. We will then cover sludge treatment technologies, and will discuss energy production from wastewater, including anaerobic digestion design, maximising rate of biogas generation and optimising digester performance, and common problems and solutions.

All attendees will gain expert insight from our expert trainers, as well as a highly informative Q & A, a full course pack and 5 structured CPD points

Course content

  • Key Legislation to be aware of –

  • Primary Treatment
    - Key design and operational experience

  • Secondary Treatment
    - Fixed growth and suspended growth processes
    - Design equations and operational experience
    - Common problems and solutions

  • Tertiary treatment for nutrient removal
    - Key concepts explained including nitrification/ denitrification/phosphorus removal, chemical and biological

  • Sludge Treatment
    - Chemistry and biology of sludge treatment
    - Sludge treatment technologies

  • Anaerobic digestion design and operational experience

  • Maximising rate of biogas generation and optimising digester performance

  • Co Digestion operational experience / Common problems and solutions

Who Should Attend?

This course should be hugely beneficial to engineers, planners, site accessors and environmental scientists especially those who may not regularly work with waste water. Also would be very beneficial to EHS Managers and consultants as well as civil and consulting engineers.


On completion you will receive your CMG Masterclass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 structured CPD hours. Please note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full 5 hours.  


This training course costs €425 EARLY-BIRD (Normal rate €495). The price includes course documentation and training pack, teas and coffee, snacks, biscuits, fruit on arrival. Lunch is a light fare containing freshly cut sandwiches, wraps, a selection of teas and coffee. Alternatively, you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops within a one-minute radius of the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

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