This industry-focused course provides delegates with a critical understanding of the key challenges in operating energy from waste facilities. Read more Read less

The course consists of visits to modern waste management facilities which include talks from the managers at each site to cover the day-to-day management of such technologies.  Delegates also participate in a laboratory exercise to assess the composition and characteristics of waste materials resulting in a report which critically evaluates the fuel properties of the samples analysed.

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:

  • Evaluate and discuss the key processes involved in recovering energy from wastes,
  • Systematically evaluate the main operational challenges in operating thermal and biochemical energy from waste facilities,
  • Critically assess the properties of waste materials and outline the most suitable means of recovering value from the waste stream, in terms of recycling and energy recovery processes.

Core content

  • The policies driving and regulating thermal conversion (gasification and pyrolysis) and incineration technologies
  • Managing anaerobic digestion residues and complying with environmental regulations
  • Understanding how and why waste composition changes and the effects of these changes on the energy potential.  Explored further as part of a practical session covering waste and waste-derived fuel characterisation
  • Facility management challenges including process and emissions monitoring, health and safety compliance, and maintenance routines
  • Management of post-energy recovery residues (bottom ash, fly ash, digestate etc).

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. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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