M4: Physicochemical wastewater treatment

Exploring Physicochemical Processes and Analytical Understanding

Unlocking the Potential of Physicochemical Wastewater Treatment

Discover the extensive applications of physicochemical techniques in wastewater treatment, offering effective removal of heavy metals, phosphorus, oil, grease, suspended solids, and emulsified organic particles. In this course we take into account operators and process managers' need for a deep understanding of installation fine-tuning to maintain the precision of treatment systems, and teach all the essential skills for mastering physicochemical treatment methods.

Delve into the theoretical aspects of physicochemical wastewater treatment and acquire practical insights into monitoring, process optimisation, and effective management of potential incidents. Then engage in a series of standard exercises and in interactive discussions about real-life case studies to apply your new knowledge in practice. Additionally, participants are encouraged to bring their own cases for group analysis and exploration.




  • Buffering / pH correction
  • Coagulation & flocculation
  • Flotation
  • Sedimentation
  • Sand filtration
  • Jar testing - Coagulation/flocculation
  • Precipitation
  • Exercises
  • Evaluation and discussion of different cases
  • Q&A

Training dates 2023

  • 1st training session
    • Wednesday 26/04/2023
    • Thursday 27/04/2023
  • 2nd training session 
    • Monday 19/06/2023
    • Tuesday 20/06/2023
  • 3rd training session 
    • Thursday 19/10/2023
    • Friday 20/10/2023
  • 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 physicochemical 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.


Registration form


Thursday 08/02/2024 & Friday 09/02/2024
Monday 04/03/2024 & Tuesday 05/03/2024
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