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Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110 Fax: 020 7405 4967
 

Anaerobic Digestion (8 Hour)

Anaerobic Digestion (AD)



This unit covers the principles and the processes underpinning the anaerobic digestion [AD] of sewage sludge and other organic materials such as agricultural and food wastes. It considers feed materials; the underlying chemistry and biochemistry of the AD process; the equipment and plant used for AD; biogas generation, harvesting and utilisation for power generation and combined heat and power [CHP] processes and the reuse or disposal options for digestion residues.

The unit also explores the current UK policy of encouraging take up of AD as part of its overall renewables strategy, and issues surrounding the application of anaerobically digested stabilised sewage sludges on agricultural/horticultural land.

Key points covered in the unit include:

  • Feed sources for AD including sewage sludge, agricultural wastes and other organic wastes including food waste and bioplastics.
  • Co-digestion
  • Anaerobic digesters - principles of operation, biomethanisation, the plant and equipment used for AD and methods for optimising and monitoring the process
  • AD outputs including utilising gas production for CHP
  • AD residuals and reuse/disposal options including sewage sludge stabilisation and application to agricultural/horticultural land

Download the Unit Handbook from the panel on the right.

Provisional start dates for AD are:

w/c 24th November 2014 book now

The cost of the unit is £352.50 (+ VAT). This unit has a learning time equivalent to 8 hours spread over 5 weeks.

If you have any questions please email Tom Owen or call 020 7831 3110.

CIWEM reserve the right to cancel any start date if there are insufficient registrants. No refunds can be made less than 14 days prior to the commencement of the unit although substitutions can be made at any time.

 

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Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110 Fax: 020 7405 4967

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