Home Contact Internal area

































moduleThe Summer School is organised as a 3-day event and will address various aspects of modelling membrane bioreactor processes and systems. The topics include

On one and a half days lectures will provide a thorough theoretical basis for the following modelling excercise. Later, the attendees will be introduced to commercially available software. In hands-on excercises the newly acquired knowledge will be transferred to several test-cases.

Lab visit and a technical visit will complete the programme.

View the detailed programme here



Lectures will be given by experts with strong background in wastewater treatment plant modelling:

P.A. Vanrolleghem, University Laval Quebec, Canada

Peter Vanrolleghem, bio-engineer, PhD, is head of the modelEAU research team and has ample experience with modelling, monitoring and control of wastewater treatment systems. The development of new sensors (respirometer, Settlometer, titrimeter), optimal experimental design techniques, and benchmarking of control strategies using simulation have been important scientific contributions, next to modelling and simulation methodologies. He has over 150 peer-reviewed papers and is very active within IWA, the International Water Association.

Ingmar Nopens, Ghent University, Belgium

Ingmar Nopens is a post-doctoral research at the BIOMATH Department of Ghent University. His general research interest lies in the model-based optimisation of mainly biological systems. This contains model building, model calibration and process control. Focus has been on wastewater related biological processes, but his interest goes out to all biological processes involved in environmental technology and sustainable systems.

Another research topic is the integration of population balances and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Focus lies in the practical implementation and the application to activated sludge separation processes being gravitational settling and membrane technology.

Joel Ducoste, North Carolina State University, USA

Dr. Ducoste is an associate professor in the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. He has research experience in the operation and design of drinking water and wastewater treatment processes. 

Dr. Ducoste is an expert in modeling water and wastewater treatment process fluid mechanics using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). He has developed CFD models for analysis of chemical and UV disinfection reactors, wastewater secondary clarifiers, rapid mix chambers, flocculation basins, food waste systems, and filtration systems. He has also worked in industry at Exxon-Mobil, GE, and CH2M Hill.

Speakers from businesses and companies will deepen theory and demonstrate practical applications and cases

Michaela Hunze, FlowConcept, Germany

Dr. Michaela Hunze is Managing Partner of FlowConcept. FlowConcept is a SME specialised in multi-dimensional simulation for process optimisation of water and wastewater treatment plants.

Youri Amerlinck, MOSTforWATER, Belgium

Youri Amerlinck is Senior Modellling Consultant at MOSTforWATER, a world-leading provider of consultancy and high-tech model-based software solutions for the optimisation of water-related processes (such as wastewater treatment, river water quality, drinking water quality and water re-use).