Monday 21 August

9.15 Participants registration & welcome

9.30 School Opening (A. Capodaglio)

Introduction of the programme. Energy and materials recovery concepts in Urban Wastewater & Waste metabolism.

10.00 State-of-the-art and future perspectives on Wastewater Treatment (J. Barnard)

State-of-the-art  and  technological perspectives on Wastewater Treatment and Management for nutrient and energy recovery. Latest developments of BNR processes.  Impact of Granular Activated Sludge on nutrient removal processes.

11.00 Coffee Break

11.20 (continued) State-of-the-art  and  future perspectives on  Wastewater Treatment (J. Barnard)

Changing paradigms: from wastewater plants to resources recovery plants. Sustainable wastewater treatment from the Industry viewpoint: fit for purpose water. New planning & design paradigms for sustainable resource recovery from wastewater.

13.00 Lunch Break

14.30  The Water-Energy Nexus (G. Olsson)

The    Water-Energy-Food   Nexus (interlink between energy, water and food systems) and its implications on industry and society. Illustration, discussion, and consequences on the development of sustainable communities of the importance of water for the energy sector, and of energy as a necessary element of the water cycle (eg. pumping, treatment, distribution and collection of water and wastewater).

16.00 Coffee Break

16.20 (continued) The Water-Energy Nexus (G. Olsson)

17.30 End of day one


Tuesday 22 August

9.00 The Water-Nutrient Nexus (D. Vaccari)

Global Cycles of Nitrogen and Phosphorus – Resources and Leaks; Substance Flow Modeling and Resource Conservation; Nutrient Reuse and Recycling; Physicochemical Nutrient Removal and Recovery; Biological Nutrient Removal and Recovery

11.00 Coffee Break

11.20 (continued) The Water-Nutrient Nexus (D. Vaccari)

13.00 Lunch Break

14.30 The eutrophication challenge: nutrients removal vs. recovery in a P-limited environment (Discussers: J. Barnard & D. Vaccari)

15.30 Coffee Break

16.00 ICA in sustainable WWT: role of modelling & monitoring technologies in energy & materials recovery (G. Olsson)

17.30 End of day two


Wednesday, 23 August

9.00 New paradigms for decentralized wastewater treatment with energy recovery (G. Zeeman)

New  paradigms  for  decentralized wastewater treatment  with  energy  recovery.  New paradigms for source-separation based recovery of energy, organics, nutrients and water from domestic wastewater streams (‘New Sanitation‘). UASB wastewater treatment processes and their evolution.

New  technologies  for Black water, Grey Water and Urine treatment/recovery.

Full-scale applications and projects under development: case  studies.

11.00 Coffee Break

11.20 (continued) New paradigms for decentralized wastewater treatment  with  energy  recovery (G. Zeeman)

13.00 Lunch Break

14.30 Microbial Electrochemical Technologies for Energy & Material Recovery in WWT (D. Molognoni)

Basics and working principles of METs.  MFCs, MECs and MES. Reactors architecture, electrodes materials, possible substrates. Basics of extracellular electron transfer mechanisms. Towards scale-up of microbial electrochemical technologies. METs applications in a view of sustainable urban metabolism. Successful examples from LEITAT experience.

16.00 Coffee Break

16.20 (continued) Microbial Electrochemical Technologies for Energy & Material Recovery in WWT (D. Molognoni)

17.30 End of Day three


Thursday, 24 August

9.00 Energy recovery from WWT residuals waste streams (A. Capodaglio)

Energy content of wastewater sludges. Sludge treatment technologies and exploitation of energy contents. Anaerobic sludge digestion. Methane and hydrogen from anaerobic digestion. Methanization of biogas. Co-digestion. Final sludge disposal vs. ultimate recovery: pyrolysis of Waste Urban Sludge and its final (?) products.

11.00 Coffee Break

11.20  (continued) Energy recovery from residuals waste streams (A. Capodaglio)

13.00 Lunch Break

14.30  Special applications of energy and material recovery: Concurrent hydrogen production and phosphorus recovery in dual chamber microbial electrolysis cell (A. Babatunde)

16.00 Coffee Break

16.20 Special applications of energy and material recovery: (TBA, A. Babatunde)

17.30 End of Day four


Friday, 25 August

9.00 State-of-the-art and technological perspectives on Urban Waste Management (M. Loizidou)

State-of-the-art  and  technological perspectives  on  Urban  Waste  Management.  Current practices and future trends are discussed with emphasis on the zero waste concept and circular economy. Indicative prospects include the production of useful chemical blocks from  biowaste  and  the  production  of  biofuels  (eg. bioethanol) from household food waste.

11.00 Coffee Break

11.20 (continued) State-of-the-art  and  technological perspectives  on  Urban  Waste  Management (M. Loizidou)

13.00 Lunch Break

14.30  Discussion (participants and lecturers)

Informal discussion and Q&A’s between participants and lecturers.

16.00 End of day five


NOTE: Timing of Coffee breaks is indicative (can be moved according to speakers’ needs).