This course focuses on the characterization of the conversion capacities of the microbial communities for the major activated sludge processes such as aerobic organic matter removal, biological nitrogen removal (BNR), enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR), and biological sulphate reduction. The course is designed for both academics and practitioners, including graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, laboratory staff, plant operators, consultants, and other sector professionals with a background in sanitary, civil, environmental or (bio)chemical engineering, environmental biotechnology or biochemistry. As the course is at graduate level, participants with knowledge of and experience with the basic concepts of biological wastewater treatment will particularly benefit from it.
The following topics are part of the course:
- Enhanced biological phosphorus removal;
- Biological sulphate reduction;
- Biological nitrogen removal;
- Aerobic organic matter removal.
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Learning objectives, activities and assessment depend on the delivery mode of the course. In general, learning objectives are more complex for instructor-led courses. This is particularly true for on-campus courses and tailored training because they allow for guided, hands-on, laboratory exercises and assignments. To view the learning objectives, activities and assessment of this course please click here.
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