Waste Treatment Processes
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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.
- £1400 - Standard. 20% discount for Cranfield alumni, 10% discount for colleagues of alumni
- £1340 - Professional/trade association discount
- £1280 - Multiple bookings*
*Minimum of five delegates.
Accommodation is not included in the price.
How to register
To request a place on this course, please complete the Short Course Application Form.
If you have any queries please contact:
MK43 OTR, UK
T: +44 (0) 1234 754176
Please be aware that short courses/CPD are subject to:Booking Conditions
Attendance on this course counts towards your individual CPD with Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)
- Integrated waste management: Mechanical biological treatment, pre-treatment, biodegradable wastes (Waste Emissions Trading Act, landfill diversion), coupled technologies, technology performance and managing environmental impacts
- 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
- Thermal treatment: incineration, gasification, pyrolysis, combined heat and power, waste to energy, solid recovered fuel (destruction efficiencies, emissions control, heat recovery and co-generation)
- Alternative technology options: including plasma processing, composting (commercial, home), anaerobic digestion (biogas), wastes and residues to land
- Chemical and liquid wastes and residuals management: e.g. cyanides and ash (re-use, construction).
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module the student 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 above 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.
Benefiting from being taught alongside current MSc students, this short course is a module associated within one of our Masters-level programmes. For further information please click on the programme title directly above in the Quick navigation box. As this is an internally accredited course you can choose to be assessed for this module and gain 10 learning credits if you pass the assessment. These learning credits can then be used in the future (within five years) should you wish to register for one of our award bearing courses. If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity please tick the relevant box on the Short Course Application Form.