M1: Aerobic (Waste)water Treatment

Exploring Chemical Processes and Analytical Understanding

Comprehensive Aerobic Wastewater Treatment Training: Theory, Exercises, and Analytical Understanding

Discover the fundamental principles of aerobic wastewater treatment and gain a solid understanding of chemical, physicochemical, and biochemical processes. This module emphasises the importance of chemistry knowledge in comprehending water purification techniques.

Explore the essential chemical, biological and physical parameters commonly utilised in water treatment, enhancing your expertise in this field. Delve into the theoretical aspects, which not only elucidate the core principles of aerobic wastewater treatment but also provide practical insights into monitoring, process optimisation, and effective management of potential incidents.

Develop your analytical skills and proficiency in calculating and interpreting basic process parameters. Engage in a series of standard exercises and in interactive discussions about real-life case studies. Additionally, participants are encouraged to bring their own cases for group analysis and exploration.

Join us for this dynamic training experience, where theory meets practice, enabling you to excel in aerobic wastewater treatment.



  • Introduction to the basics of water purification
  • Parameters commonly used in wastewater treatment
  • Calculating and converting units
  • Interpretation of the results (SS, VSS, DM, oDM)
  • Chemical Background of the Chemical Oxygen Demand Parameter (COD)
  • Basic principles of biological water treatment
    • Active sludge and biofilm systems
    • Process parameters
    • Basic microscopic characterisation of activated sludge
  • Calculation of process parameters for a high and low load system
  • Exercises
  • Evaluation and discussion of different cases
  • Q&A

Training dates 2023

  • 1st training session
    • Thursday 16/03/2023
    • Friday 17/03/2023
  • 2nd training session 
    • Monday 19/06/2023
    • Tuesday 20/06/2023
  • 3rd training session 
    • Wednesday 20/09/2023
    • Thursday 21/09/2023
  • 4th training session
    • Tuesday 21/11/2023
    • Wednesday 22/11/2023
  • On demand 

Target group

  • Operators, process managers and laboratory staff involved in the monitoring of biological wastewater treatment systems
  • Environmental managers who need a good overview of the technical possibilities and bottlenecks of biological wastewater treatment systems

Prior Knowledge

Basic knowledge of chemistry is required


  • 1.5 day session 
  • Day 1:
    9h00 - 12h30 & 13h30 - 17h00
  • Day 2:
    9h00 - 12h30


  • € 1236 (excl. 21% VAT) for 1,5-day training

Training recognized by Alimento.


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