This 1-day short-course focuses on anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge.

Anaerobic digestion is a key process for sewage sludge stabilisation and energy generation in wastewater treatment plants. The course covers basic principles as well as the latest developments on anaerobic digestion operation and design.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • Please enquire for course dates
  • DurationOne day
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£290 Concessions available

Course structure

Lectures, group discussions, group work, tutorials

What you will learn

  • Microbiology and links to anaerobic pathways, 
  • Description of the anaerobic digestion processes principles, design, operation optimisation,
  • AD troubleshooting and efficiency through calculations,
  • Principles of heat transfer for optimum anaerobic digestion performance,
  • Calculations and real examples. 

Core content

  • Process design,
  • Process science and engineering,
  • Biological processes,
  • Regulation.


This course is accredited for Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) CPD.


Dr Yadira Bajon Fernandez - Lecturer in Anaerobic Processes

Steve Bungay - Helix Environmental Consultancy Ltd


20% discount for Cranfield alumni, 10% discount for colleagues of alumni)

£275 - Professional/trade association discount

£265 - Multiple bookings*

* Minimum of five delegates

Accommodation options and prices

This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here.

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

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.