The aim of this course is to provide specialist understanding of the major processes used for waste biomass treatment and energy recovery. Read more Read less

In particular the course will focus on biochemical processes involved in anaerobic digestion and high value products and biofuels from waste.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • DurationFive days
  • LocationCranfield Campus
  • Cost£1,700

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Appraise the role of waste treatment technologies under the circular management agenda - drivers, selection, pre-requisites requirements, waste types treated;
  • Identify the properties (physical, chemical, and biological) commonly associated with Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and integrate them into waste management calculations;
  • Critically assess the performance of treatment processes including how wastes are analysed and data interpreted;
  • Apply the concepts and principles of the biological processes for treating organic waste to the waste degradation context and evaluate and calculate energy potential;
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the anaerobic digestion (AD) technology and the microbial and biochemical processes involved in the anaerobic digestion of organic waste. Apply the concepts and principles to the waste degradation context and evaluate and calculate biogas potential.

Core content

  • Integrated waste management: appraisal of national and international legislation and policy.
  • Circular economy in the waste context.
  • Waste properties and characterisation. Mechanical biological treatment, pre-treatment, biodegradable wastes, coupled technologies, technology performance and managing environmental impacts.
  • Biowaste technologies: composting and AD

Accommodation options and prices

Fees include tuition, course materials and full board accommodation for the duration of the programme.

Accommodation is available at Mitchell Hall which is located on campus. All rooms are en-suite and bookings are on a half-board basis. If you would like to book accommodation for this short course at Mitchell Hall, please indicate this on the registration form and we will arrange this for you.

Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

Further location and travel details.

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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