Education and Training

A course in Wastewater Treatment Pond Design – 11 to 13 May 2016

Event 2 -Wastewater Treatment & Pond Design

Wastewater Treatment Pond Design Course
3 Day Workshop- Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 May 2016 – $1980 (including GST)
Pay before 4 April 2016 and get the early bird rate – $1760 (including GST)

TOPICS COVERED in POND MODELLING AND DESIGN COURSE
• Waste stabilization pond design: performance and design of anaerobic and facultative ponds
• Tertiary treatment: performance and design of maturation ponds and aerated rock filters
• A working local case study of aerated rock filters
• Effluent quality (pathogen removal for tolerable health risk)
• Quantitative microbial risk analyses (class exercise)
• Numerical Modelling of Ponds
• Microbiology of Waste Stabilisation Ponds

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Many sewage treatment plants in Australia use pond technology as part of the overall wastewater treatment process. However due to the complex nature of the processes which occur in these ponds, the treatment outcomes can be quite variable.  Therefore, it is vital to ensure that the correct design is utilised to maximise pond efficiency.  The level of training and understanding for the effective design and operation of these systems within the industry is currently limited.  A specialist training course has therefore been developed for managers, operators and designers of pond systems. This course is aimed at people working in the wastewater industry as operators, engineers, scientists or managers, who wish to have a working knowledge of process optimisation of wastewater treatment ponds. The course is unique in that it provides fundamental knowledge and modelling of the interaction between hydrodynamic, microbiological and engineering design and operational aspects of the pond system.  
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Emeritus Professor Duncan Mara – Practitioner
: Duncan is a renowned international expert on Waste Stabilisation Ponds andhas been working on low-cost sanitation in developing countries and low-cost wastewater treatment and reuse since the mid-1970s. Author of hundreds of articles and books on pond design and operation, he is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject.
Professor Charles Lemckert – Iimnology, Modelling:  Charles is a Professor and Head of Discipline of Civil Engineering at Griffith University and has active research interests in the fields of water treatment processes, water resource engineering, geophysical fluid dynamics and oceanography.  He has research expertise in water treatment pond design for recycling purposes and the dynamics of drinking water reservoirs and has published more than 130 papers.
Mr Peter Griffiths – Design and Modelling: Peter has over 35 years’ experience consulting in wastewater treatment and possesses in-depth experience in evaluation, design, commissioning, trouble-shooting and operations of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants. He specialises in design and modelling systems including the development and publication of modifications to the denitrification design models and the identification of management and control mechanisms for problem organisms.
Associate Professor Helen Stratton – Microbiology: A/Prof Helen Stratton is the Executive Manager for the Smart Water Research facility and Deputy Director of the Australian Rivers Institute. Her PhD in wastewater microbiology grounded her ongoing experience in water and wastewater research.  Helen recently led a large project in modelling pathogen die-off in matruation ponds. She has spent the last 18 years at Griffith University as a research fellow and lecturer in microbiology. She has published over 85 refereed articles in international water and microbiology journals, reports and conference papers.
Associate Professor Anne Roiko – Modelling Risk and Reuse: Anne is an Associate Professor of Environmental Health with the School of Medicine at Griffith University, with research expertise in Health Risk Assessment, assessment of water related health risks and the development and evaluation of biomarkers of exposure to environmental factors and associated health outcomes. A/Prof Roiko has published widely in health risk assessment and related areas and currently teaching in areas of Environmental Health, Environmental toxicology and risk assessment and climate change and health.
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ASBNR Course

 Activated Sludge and Biological Nutrient Reduction Course
See Registration Form: ASBNR July 2016 Brochure and Reg form
5 Day Workshop – 27 June to 1 July 2016 – Landmark Resort Mooloolaba
This University accredited course is designed to provide wastewater industry operators, engineers, scientists, mangers and students with working knowledge of troubleshooting techniques and process optimisation of activated sludge and biological nutrient removal systems. It provides fundamental knowledge of the interaction between biochemical, microbiological, engineering design and operational aspects of the BNR process. Laboratory sessions held at the University of the Sunshine Coast, a member of the Smart Water Research Centre.
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Presenters:
Bob Seviour. Bob is an Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University, who although retired, is still research active, studying activated sludge microbiology. He has published more that 200 papers in international refereed journals, and has written many book chapters, as well as editing two books, one of which ‘ The Microbial Ecology of Activated Sludge (published by IWA Publishing) is still in press. He has made substantial contributions to understanding the microbiology of the bulking and foaming filamentous bacteria, the polyphosphate accumulating organisms (PAO) in biological P removal plants, and the glycogen accumulating organisms (GAO) thought to have a negative impact on the PAO. He set up and was director for 25years of the Biotechnology Research Centre at La tribe University, where this work was carried out.
Beth Seviour. Beth has carried out research over the past 25years, trying to identify the filamentous bacteria causing bulking and foaming in activated sludge systems. She has published about 30 papers in international refereed journal describing these bacteria. She was the first person to grow in the laboratory many of these, including Microthrix parvicella, Eikelboom type 1851 and type 1863, work which allowed the design of molecular probes to identify them in situ. She now runs Bugworks, a company which tries to help wastewater treatment plants deal with activated sludge operating problems of a microbiological nature.
Mr Peter Griffiths – Design and Modelling: Peter has over 35 years’ experience consulting in wastewater treatment and possesses in-depth experience in evaluation, design, commissioning, trouble-shooting and operations of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants. He specialises in design and modelling systems including the development and publication of modifications to the denitrification design models and the identification of management and control mechanisms for problem organisms.
Associate Professor Helen Stratton – Microbiology: A/Prof Helen Stratton is the Executive Manager for the Smart Water Research facility and Deputy Director of the Australian Rivers Institute. Her PhD in wastewater microbiology grounded her ongoing experience in water and wastewater research.  Helen recently led a large project in modelling pathogen die-off in matruation ponds. She has spent the last 18 years at Griffith University as a research fellow and lecturer in microbiology. She has published over 85 refereed articles in international water and microbiology journals, reports and conference papers.

Communicating Water Science2

A course in Communicating Water Science and Technology – September/October 2016 dates TBA: 

The course is designed to inform educators, communicators and community consultants about water science including how to present it to lay people in a way that captures their attention and is easily understood. It will help those with a responsibility to interact with and guide the community, at all levels, towards sustainable urban water management. It will help you to provide information simple enough to understand, yet technical enough to trust.

 

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