Modelling Activated Sludge Plants

IWA TG on Good Modelling Practices Modelling

Target Audience

YWP's, Consultants, plant managers or operators, water boards and academics interested in modeling wastewater treatment. Knowledge on wastewater treatment processes in general and activated sludge treatment plants in particular is expected.


The two day modelling course provides detailed instruction on mathematical models, their structure and use in practice such as design, operation and control in activated sludge plants, and ample hands-on opportunity to use these models in a class-room setting.

Learning Objectives

– Understanding principles of mathematical models for wastewater treatment plants
– Understanding of structure of the IWA Activated Sludge Models (ASMs) and their use in practice
– Understanding the requirements and needs for performing a simulation study for AS plants
– Understanding the steps needed to use a simulator for building, running and calibrating a model for a AS plant