The MBR Short Course (2 Day)

Note: There are no scheduled dates for this course, but it can be run on demand for organisations requiring training for groups of ten or more delegates


This course can be delivered at your location as a one-day crash course or as a more in-depth two-day course. It can also be combined with other courses to provide a comprehensive course on advanced wastewater treatment and reuse.

This course provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on the design and operational aspects of MBR technology and its applications. The course includes hard data from commercial technologies and actual reference sites. It is aimed at a broad section of stakeholders, including end users, consultants, contractors, regulators, technology providers and researchers in wastewater treatment technology for both industrial and municipal effluents.

What is Covered?

  • Industrial effluent treatment using MBRs
  • Municipal wastewater treatment using MBRs
  • Comparative costs with conventional treatment
  • Membrane separation process fundamentals
  • MBR membrane technology configurations
  • MBR process design
  • MBR operation and maintenance
  • Commercial MBR membrane products and process technologies
  • Case studies.

Learning is reinforced through tutorials on membrane technology and biological treatment, as well as a group assignment which encompasses aspects of MBR design and O&M. An informal forum is included for open discussion, and queries and questions from delegates are actively encouraged. The course is limited to a maximum of 18 delegates.

Course Outcomes

  • the market position of MBR technology
  • the fundamentals and governing principles of membrane separation processes
  • the fundamentals and governing principles of biological treatment, as it relates to MBRs
  • the key technical constituents of the MBR process treatment scheme, and their specifications
  • the constituent costs of the process, and their comparison with conventional treatment
  • the extent of the commercial MBR membrane technologies
  • the extent of the implementation of the technology as pertaining to key example municipal and industrial installations, and
  • perform basic calculations relating to MBR process design.

Course Timetable

Day 1

From To Presentation
8:30 AM 9:00 AM Coffee & registration
9:00 AM 9:30 AM Introduction
9:30 AM 11:00 AM Membrane fundamentals
11:00 AM 11:15 AM Coffee
11:15 AM 12:00 PM Design: flux, permeability & cleaning
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Biotreatment fundamentals
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM 2:45 PM Design: SRT, HRT & F:M
2:45 PM 4:00 PM MBR principles & fundamentals
4:00 PM 4:15 PM Coffee
4:15 PM 5:30 PM Assignment introduction

Day 2

From To Presentation
8:30 AM 9:00 AM Coffee
9:00 AM 9:45 AM MBR design
9:45 AM 10:30 AM MBR operation & maintenance
10:30 AM 10:45 AM Coffee
10:45 AM 11:45 AM Commercial technologies
11:45 AM 1:00 PM Case studies I, municipal
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM 2:45 PM Case studies II, industrial
2:45 PM 3:30 PM Cost benefit: MBR vs CAS + polishing
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Forum/Q&A
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Assignment
5:00 PM Awards, disperse

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Course Details

  • Duration
    2 Days
  • Location
  • Date
    By Appointment
  • Places
    Max 18 Delegates
  • Cost
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