Co-UDlabs PhD course on Sewer Processes

Aalborg University, a partner in the Co-UDlabs INFRAIA project, is organising a one-week PhD course on Sewer Processes on September 18-22, 2023.

The course provides a basis for up-to-date knowledge and modeling of sewer microbial and chemical processes and shows how this understanding can be applied for design, operation, and maintenance of wastewater collection systems. A central focus of the course is on predicting critical impacts and controlling adverse effects of hydrogen sulfide and other toxic/noxious gases.

Objectives of the course:

  • Present new modeling tools for the design and operation of sewer networks
  • Establish sewer processes as a key element in preserving water quality
  • Detail the WATS sewer process model
  • Highlight the importance of aerobic, anoxic, and anaerobic processes

The course will introduce experimental methods to quantify wastewater quality in terms of biodegradability and chemical composition. During the course, the participants will get hands-on experience with setting up numerical sewer processes models and with determination of central model parameters.


Venue: Department of the Build Environment, Aalborg University in Aalborg, Denmark.

Organizers: Asbjørn Haaning Nielsen & Jes Vollertsen

ECTS: 5 credits

Number of places: the course is open to 20 PhD students across Europe

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