Water & Energy Efficiency in Water and Wastewater Facilities

Course Overview

Across Ireland, drinking water and wastewater systems are facing a series of daunting challenges, such as climate change, increases in throughput requirements, energy cost uncertainty and ageing infrastructure. These challenges can be overcome through more efficient operations, saving operating costs and improving environmental performance. Many water systems have reduced expenses by implementing changes that require less energy to be consumed. Implementing energy conservation measures, using less expensive alternative energy sources or generating energy on-site are just a few examples of the ways that facilities are saving on their energy bills. Reducing energy use also benefits the environment by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. Innovative energy conservation practices can result in decreased methane releases or the amount of biosolids generated, among other benefits.

Course Objectives & Benefits

Learning objectives

  • To gain an understanding of the relationship between the use of water & energy
  • To gain an understanding of the drivers of energy efficiency in industrial & municipal water & waste water treatment facilities
  • To understand how to gather & interpret data on utility operation & performance
  • To gain an insight into some energy reduction strategies that can be implemented on your site


Benefits of attending this course? 

  • Improve output of existing plant - when output can be maximised you get the most out your investment
  • Improve energy efficiency - continuously monitor the fuel inputs and utility outputs to optimise energy efficiency and utilities operation
  • Maximise asset life - get the most out your investment

Course Programme

  • Introduction
  • Water, Wastewater & Energy – the relationship
  • Water Conservation Strategies
  • Waste Water Treatment Plants:
    • Design Modifications for Energy Efficiency
    • Oxygenation Efficiency and Mixing
    • Dissolved Oxygen and Redox Control
    • The Energy Penalty of High Nitrogen Effluents
    • Denitrification Efficiency
    • Load Distribution
  • Energy Efficient Equipment
    • Variable Speed Drives
    • Energy Efficient Motors
    • Internal & External Lighting Efficiency
  • Operating Strategies
    • Managing the Electrical Load
    • Biosolids Management
    • Operation & Maintenance
    • Inflow & Infiltration Control
  • Renewable Energy Systems

More Info

Which course is best for you?

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Duration:    1 Day

Cost:           €395.00  (discounts for multiple bookings)

Location:    Limerick  

Venue:        Portal House, Raheen Business Park.

Dates:         18 Sept 2012  

Times:         9.00am – 5.00pm


Who Should Attend

This Course is designed for Engineers, Technicians and Managers (from both engineering and non engineering backgrounds), who have a responsibility or interest in evaluating water conservation opportunities and reducing energy consumption on their sites.

Course Requirements