Monitoring, Controlling and Optimizing Operations in Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
New technology has opened doors for more efficient methods of controlling the distribution of water. Monitoring and controlling water and wastewater treatment plant processes helps ensure good water quality, prevent excessive dosing and undesired chemical concentration, and energy costs. Includes sampling, testing, recording, and reporting results.
This course is offered at the Global Water Center in Milwaukee where a first-of-its-kind simulator of the entire water cycle is set up by NEW Works to rapidly train professionals on the concepts for next generation water systems. This first of its kind hands-on learning laboratory in the US was developed by FESTO Didactic with the support of German Water Association in collaboration with the University of Stuttgart, Institute for Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Solid Waste Management.
Who Should Attend
Water Utility Directors
Industrial Water Management professionals
Environmental Sustainability Engineers/Managers
Process Control Engineers
Freshwater Supply Engineers and Technicians
Wastewater Treatment Plant Engineers and Technicians
Government leaders, Regulators and Policy makers
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- Understand Monitoring, Controlling and optimizing operations
- Understand closed loop control technology: pump
- Understand closed loop control technology: Proportional media valve
- Understand closed loop control technology: Aeration
In this course the learning and understanding happens by way of doing hands-on laboratory exercises on the EDS – Water Management System. Class size is limited to ensure everyone is able to participate in the learning process. Below are learning outcomes from the exercises included in this course.
Controlling the fill level using a two-step controller:
- differentiate between linear and non-linear system characteristics
- demonstrate linear and non-linear system characteristics using the EDS® – Water Management
- control the fill level with a two-step controller by using the FluidLab® Water Management software
- describe controller settings/characteristics using the EDS® – Water Management
- explain the impact of switching difference and disturbance variable.
Controlling the fill level using a continuous controller:
- control the fill level with a continuous controller by using the FluidLab® Water Management software
- describe the characteristics of different continuous controllers
- explain the characteristics in the control circuit
- describe the effects of integral time and system deviation
- explain the characteristics of reset time and system deviation
- explore the affect of control settings on energy consumption.
Flow control using a proportional-integral controller:
- control the flow with a PI controller by using the FluidLab® Water Management software
- describe controller settings, characteristics and the effect of the disturbance variable
- explore how control settings effect energy consumption.
Volumetric Flow Control:
- adjust the volumetric flow by using different settings in the FluidLab® Water Management software to control the proportional media
- find “good settings” for the drain control using FluidLab® Water Management software to operate the proportional media valve.
Controlling the oxygen concentration using a two-step controller and controlling the oxygen concentration using a continuous controller:
- evaluate the best control strategy for the aeration processes.
Dates and locations to be announced.