Waste Water Treatment Safe Operation of Anaerobic Digesters

  • Course Code WS-115
  • Duration 2 days
  • Learners12Max

This is a two day course covering the following topics:

  • Process description - conventional anaerobic digesters plus pre-treatment processes
  • Reasons for digesting
  • Digester construction - the role of key plant and equipment
  • The role of the operator and manager - HACCP, operational procedures, process monitoring
  • Factors affecting the process - operational problems and restoring stability
  • Gas storage and utilisation - CHP
  • Hazards associated with digesters and control measures employed
  • Odour management
  • Commissioning and decommissioning procedures

The focus throughout the two days is on maintaining a safe working environment.

  • Describe the process including routine operations and maintenance
  • Recognise and resolve operational problems
  • Maximise and maintain methane gas production
  • Identify hazards associated with anaerobic digesters and list the relevant control measures
  • Follow commissioning and de-commissioning procedures

A classroom based training course with a mixture of trainer presentation, practical exercises, site visit and end of course assessment.

Pre Course Requirements

Learners are required to bring their own PPE

Who Should Attend?

The course is designed for operators and managers of anaerobic digestion plant