Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment

IHE Delft Wastewater treatment

Target Audience

The course targets mid-career professionals responsible for or dealing with wastewater treatment. A basic understanding of the principles of wastewater treatment (biology, chemistry, process technology) is required


This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of AnWT and related technologies to be able to implement and spread environmental protection technologies that focus on resource preservation.

Course content
The IHE Delft Anaerobic Treatment short course presents the following topics:

– Anaerobic reactor technology
– Basic calculations, working with COD balancing, bio-essays
– Microbiology and biochemistry of anaerobic conversions
– UASB: principles, design, start-up, affecting factors
– Treatment of anaerobic reactor effluent
– Anaerobic membrane bioreactors
– Case studies

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
– have a proper understanding of Anaerobic wastewater treatment (AnWT) and technologies making use of anaerobic treatment
– know how to calculate on COD balances
– be able to design a basic UASB reactor
– know how anaerobic reactor effluent can be treated
– be introduced to innovations in anaerobic wastewater treatment such as anaerobic MBRs