Wastewater Treatment Modeling 101

05/14/2014 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern


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This webcast will introduce participants to the basics of wastewater treatment plant modeling. Five topics of interest to practitioners will be addressed, including: 1) the benefits and application of models; 2) what is modeling and what can be done with modeling; 3) an introduction to the structured approach to a modeling project and where more information is available; 4) data requirements for a modeling project; and lastly 5) modeling pitfalls.

All of the presenters are leading experts in the modeling field and have been involved in both consulting projects and model development. They will share their vast experience with the audience, as the participants are guided through an explanation of the modeling process from the suitability of a model for a project, through the setup of the project, the data required, and finally the practical pitfalls that should be avoided.


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Relevance of Topic:  

Wastewater treatment modeling has become a standard engineering tool and is used consistently in consulting projects for plant design and optimization. The maturity of these models is reflected by the recent introduction of modeling and simulation guidelines like the GMP Scientific & Technical Report or WEF's Manual of Practice (MOP) 31. The objective of these publications is to help engineers carry out simulation studies more efficiently by using a structured approach and prevent typical pitfalls.


  • Leiv Rieger, CEO, inCTRL Solutions, Inc.  
  • Andrew Shaw, Global Practice and Technology Leader, Black & Veatch  
  • Ken Brischke, Principal Engineer, MWH  
  • Peter Vanrolleghem, Professor, Universite Laval  
  • John Copp, Principal, Primodal Inc. (Moderator)  

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