Best Practice in Sewage and Effluent Treatment Technologies

THE WORKSHOP

The quality of groundwater used cannot be compromised any longer and the servicing requirements of on-site sewage disposal systems cannot be ignored. With limited funds available to you, the private owner or regulatory agency who is responsible for inspection, the task of on-site sewage treatment and disposal is becoming very difficult.

With limited funds available to the owners we believe this workshop will help you to install an effective system. You will learn numerous tips and tricks throughout the workshop to make it very practical and relevant to your applications.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Anyone responsible for managing and operating sewage treatment facilities
  • Consulting engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Maintenance engineers, technicians and staff
  • Mechanical engineers and technicians
  • Municipal engineers
  • Municipal planners
  • Operation, maintenance, inspection and repair managers, supervisors and engineers
  • Plant engineers
  • Sewage operators

 

CONTENT SUMMARY

PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS – PROVINCIAL AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

  • Economic, social and environmental goals of planning
  • Environmental assessment
  • Need for health and safety
  • Factors in preparing municipal plans
  • Protection for stepped up demand

WASTE WATER FUNDAMENTALS

  • Basic terminology
  • Contaminant considerations
  • Biological, phosphorous, ammonia
  • Pathogens
  • Effluent objectives
  • Alternate discharge options
  • Receiving water capacity-provincial water quality objectives
  • Surface discharge
  • Subsurface discharge

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

  • Collection of sewage
  • Aerobic and anaerobic treatments
  • Critical design parameters for communal sewage treatment systems

TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES

  • Suspended solids removal
  • BOD removal
  • Nitrification and denitrification
  • Phosphorous reduction

TREATMENT SYSTEMS

  • Conventional septic tank
    • As the treatment system
    • Enhanced septic tanks
    • As a primary for other bioreactors
  • Bioreactors
    • Fixed film
    • Rotating
    • Suspended
    • Batch
    • Filters-sand, peat, stone, synthetics
    • New technologies targeting specific contaminants

RECIRCULATING SAND FILTERS YEAR ROUND TREATMENT

  • History experimental design
  • Construction
  • Operation

SUBSURFACE DISCHARGE

  • Filter bed
  • Shallow trench
  • Leaching bed
  • “Constructed wetland”
  • Recycle, reuse

DIRECT DISCHARGE

  • Stream assimilative capacity
  • Mixing zone
  • Disinfection

BIOSOLIDS DISPOSAL

  • Hauled waste
  • Compost
  • Lime stabilisation

MANAGEMENT OF COMMUNAL WASTE WATER SYSTEMS

  • Regular monitoring
  • Long term satisfactory performance

FINANCIAL AND LEGAL ISSUES

  • Funding sources
  • Approval process
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Municipal and owner liability

DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF YOUR OWN SYSTEM

  • Simple design rules
  • Implementation of your system
  • Tips and tricks
  • The thirteen golden rules of working with waste water systems

CASE STUDIES

  • Municipality
  • Private rondavel in a pristine inaccessible area
  • In the middle of suburbia

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This course is available fully online by our sister organization the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT).

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