This online course evaluates the use of constructed wetlands (CW) in the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewaters, partially-treated effluents, run-off water and sludges. Following a review of the relevant legislative and regulatory framework associated with the discharge of treated effluents, it considers the typical design criteria used for horizontal flow, vertical flow and other forms of constructed wetlands, together with their construction and commissioning, whether as new build or retro-fit.
A series of case studies are used to explore the operation, performance, treatment efficiency and ultimate renewal/replacement procedure of a variety of CWs operating under different conditions, with different types of influent, in different locations. The module evaluates the applicability, benefits and limitations of CWs as a treatment technology together with the impact on carbon footprint when using this sustainable wastewater and sludge treatment technology.
This module has a learning time equivalent to 2 – 3 hours per week for 5 weeks. Delegates will have ten weeks to complete the course including approximately five weeks to read through course content and five more weeks to complete their final assignment. In total delegates will have three months access to the Online Course portal. Please note this is a guideline and learning times will vary person to person.View assignment submission dates
£440 + VAT = £528.
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“I’ve found this course invaluable, as my knowledge of sewage treatment prior to this was strictly limited to what I had come across, and [the course] is also very well structured.”
Anna Wallen, Senior Research Scientist
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