Online Course on Modelling Sanitation Systems

IHE Delft Modelling Sanitation Systems

Target Audience

The course is designed for professionals actively involved in the urban water cycle and/or wastewater treatment or those who have an interest in model application from a research point of view.

Basic knowledge of urban drainage and sewerage, wastewater treatment processes, biochemistry and microbiology is required for successful completion of the course.


This course focuses on the application of mathematical models for simulation by computers in the field of the urban water cycle, urban drainage, sewerage and a selection of sanitation systems.
Course content
Course content
1. Introduction to modelling of sanitation systems: Z. Vojinovic, M. Henze, C.M. Hooijmans
2. Urban drainage and sewerage: A. Pathirana, D. Brdjanovic
3. Activated sludge systems: D. Brdjanovic, M.C.M. van Loosdrecht, C. Fall
4. Membrane Bioreactors (MBR): D. Saroj
5. Anaerobic digestion: J.B. van Lier, N. Mahmoud
6. Biofilm systems: E. Morgenroth
7. Ponds and wetlands: D. Rousseau, C.M. Hooijmans, L. Sah

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
1. Have an understanding of urban drainage, sewerage and treatment processes, and systems
2. Understand the possibilities, potential, and mechanisms of a mathematical model for research, design or optimization for wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems