A practical guide to MBRs − getting them going, keeping them running

Provisional dates for the next Practical MBRs courses:

** Rest of World:
22 September 2021 (Wednesday) at 8:30am−12:30pm Greenwich Mean Time

** Americas:
24 September 2021 (Friday) at
17:00−21:00 Greenwich Mean Time

Contact us at enquiries@juddwater.com to register or complete our course enquiry form. The course is delivered via the Teams platform. Payment is via PayPal only


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A new short course in MBR technology for municipal wastewater treatment

'A practical guide to MBRs − getting them going, keeping them running' is delivered online and draws on the 25 years of specialist knowledge of the subject from the course tutor, Simon Judd. This four-hour course focuses on the basics of membrane bioreactor technology, emphasising the real-world elements. It includes a tutorial where delegates can individually tackle a design problem, as well as an interactive exercise and an extended Q&A session.

This course provides a succinct insight into the practicalities of implementing MBR technology for municipal wastewater treatment. It is suitable for anyone with an interest in the technology, including process operators, technologists, researchers, consultants and contractors, and includes interactive elements to reinforce the learning.

The course is limited to 20 delegates and covers the following topics:

1. Membrane module and MBR process configurations − Membranes: flat sheet, hollow fibre, and multitube; polymeric and ceramic materials | Processes: Immersed and sidestream; aerobic and anaerobic

2. Membrane separation process fundamentals and key parameters − Flux, pressure, permeability, air scour

3. Biological treatment fundamentals and key parameters − MLSS, HRT, SRT, F:M

4. MBR process design − Pretreatment requirements | Comparison with CAS

5. Commercial technologies

6. Commissioning

7. Operational challenges − Membrane integrity testing | Fouling and clogging | Foaming

8. Case studies.

The course can be run on demand for individual organisations or may be delivered as a publicly accessible course, and includes US and metric units as required.

Delegates will be individually issued with a pdf certificate of completion, digitally signed by the course leader which will stipulate the following information:

Training organisation: Judd Water & Wastewater Consultants
Training title: A Practical Guide to MBRs
Number of contact hours: 4
Date of completion: [course date]

Although we cannot guarantee acceptance, you may be able to submit this certificate to your State Water Environment Association for continuing professional development accreditation purposes.

Course Timetable

Example timetable:

From To Presentation
2:00 PM 2:45 PM Presentation − Membrane and MBR building blocks & parameters
2:45 PM 3:10 PM Tutorial and Q&A − Flux, pressure, air scour
3:10 PM 3:55 PM Presentation − MBR design and operating principles
3:55 PM 4:10 PM Break
4:10 PM 4:50 PM Presentation − Operational challenges
4:50 PM 5:35 PM Case studies
5:35 PM 6:00 PM Q&A session

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Course Details

  • Duration
    4 hours
  • Location
    Online
  • Date
    Varies
  • Places
    Max 20 delegates
  • Cost
    140 GBP, 180 EUR, 200 USD

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