Waste Treatment Processes

Course Location Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Cost £1400
Type of course in situ
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Course provider Cranfield University
Available dates for this course

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Course overview

To develop a current knowledge of non-landfill biological, thermal and chemical waste treatment technologies including their design, operation, performance and role within integrated waste management.

Course description

Municipal waste collection, transfer stations, flow and treatment options (case study examples of materials flow)

municipal waste sorting: (transfer stations; materials recovery facilities - design and operation

fundamentals of environmental analysis: methods, bias, precision and accuracy, expressing and converting concentrations

waste characterisation:sampling and analysing wastes

assessing the performance of treatment processes: key analytical parameters, their environmental significance and measurement

biowaste technologies: Principles, design, operational parameters (pathogen kill), composting (commercial, home), anaerobic digestion (biogas), agricultural wastes, wastes and residues to land

thermal treatment: incineration, gasification, pyrolysis, combined heat and power, waste to energy, solid recovered fuel (destruction efficiencies, emissions control, heat recovery and co-generation)

advanced technology for industrial wastes: wet air oxidation, supercritical fluid technology, plasma technology, deep-well injection, membrane and filter technology

chemical and liquid wastes and residuals management: e.g. cyanides and ash (re-use, construction)

integrated waste management: Mechanical biological treatment, pre-treatment, biodegradable wastes (Waste Emissions Trading Act, landfill diversion), coupled technologies, technology performance and managing environmental impacts.

On successful completion of this course the delegate will be able to:

Describe the role of waste treatment technologies under the resource management agenda - drivers, selection, pre-requisites requirements, waste types treated.
Understand how to assess the performance of treatment processes including how wastes are analysed and data interpretation;
Understand the basis of and process flowsheet for the above technologies and acquire knowledge about reference plants for these and critical operational parameters.
Develop understanding of their application in the UK and internationally - current status, trends and drivers.
Quantify specific process parameters critical to the design of non-landfill treatment processes (e.g. thermal destruction efficiencies; flue gas desulphurisation requirements).
Apply the process science and engineering (PSE) knowledge in describing key issues regarding emissions, treatment performance for these technologies, relating this to regulation.
Communicate the advantages, disadvantages, limitations and capabilities of these technologies.

To book please contact;

Academic Operations Unit.
Cranfield University
MK43 0AL, UK

T: +44 (0) 1234 754176
E: shortcourse@cranfield.ac.uk
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Cranfield University reserves the right to change the date of this course as appropriate.

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