Virtuelle Arbeitskreisveranstaltung des VDI am 21. Januar 2021: The Planning of the 4th wastewater treatment stage using powdered activated carbon for the removal of organic micropollutants

The presence of a wide range of organic micropollutants such as pharmaceuticals, endocrine-disrupting agents and personal care products in wastewater effluents and hence fresh water bodies has been getting serious attention.  Conventional wastewater treatment plants are unable to eliminate these substances, and are considered as major point sources for pollution. The removal of these substances by adsorption into powdered activated carbon (PAC) is one of the main approaches used. In a research cooperation project with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), a simulation model have been developed to describe the fourth wastewater treatment step with PAC.

The model developed aid in the design and operation optimization of wastewater treatment plants using PAC for micropollutants removal and allows the testing of several operational conditions which will help in cost, time and effort savings arising from pilot scale and batch tests.

The colloquium will include model presentation along with an example of a real wastewater treatment plant using Ulm method for micropollutants removal used for model validation. At the end, there will be opportunity for discussion.

Referentin:  Hana Al-As‘Ad
Zeit:  21. Januar 2021, 15:00 – 16:00 Uhr
Ort:   als Web-Meeting (Zugangsdaten über