This short course will give you a brief introduction about the occurrence and fate of microplastics in water and wastewater processes.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • DurationOne day
  • Cost

    £365

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to; 

  • Identify the different sources of microplastics,
  • Identify the most common techniques for sampling and analysis of microplastics in water and wastewater,
  • Evaluate removal efficiencies of treatment technologies,
  • Assess the potential impact of microplastics in water environments and human populations.

Core content

  • Plastic manufacture,
  • Occurrence of plastics in the aquatic systems,
  • Primary and secondary microplastics,
  • Microplastics: composition, morphology, and size,
  • Sampling and sample preparation for microplastic analysis,
  • Detection and quantitation of microplastics,
  • Removal of microplastics in wastewater and water,
  • Impact of microplastics in water environments and human populations.

Timetable

9.00 Welcome & Coffee,

9.30 Session 1 – Key note (Key challenges),

10.30 Session 2 – Current technological solutions I,

11.30 Coffee,

11:45 Session 3 - Current technological solutions II,

12:30 Lunch,

13:00 Session 4 – Future trends introductions,

14:00 Session 5 – Interactive session/seminar,

15:00 Coffee,

15:15 Session 6 - TBC,

16:15 Summary and closing remarks,

16:30 Departure.


Who should attend

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Location address

5th & 7th Floor Colmore Gate, 
Bull Street Entrance, 
Birmingham,
B3 2QD,
United Kingdom.

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