Industrial Water System Optimisation (IWSO) utilises the systems approach to provide solutions to minimize water consumption while simultaneously improving energy efficiency. Thus, offering solutions to optimize the water-energy nexus within Industrial facilities. Numerous options are evaluated as sources to generate power while wastewater treatment facilities could potentially achieve net-zero targets, thereby, reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.
Day 1: Industrial Cooling System Optimisation
- Fundamentals of various cooling systems – wet vs. dry cooling, hybrid cooling systems
- Chemical treatment of cooling water
- Maximising cooling system water utilisation
- Minimizing energy losses – heat exchanger optimisation
- Cooling system control and chemical treatment parameters
- Water recovery from cooling systems – blowdown, evaporative losses
- Water requirement for power generation – coal, nuclear, renewable energy
Day 2: Industrial Steam and Refrigeration System Optimisation
- Water treatment requirements for steam generation
- Boiler make-up water treatment processes – softener, demineralization, electrodeionisation (EDI)
- Chemical treatment requirements and operating parameters of boiler water
- Improving energy efficiency of steam generating systems
Day 3: Industrial Wastewater Treatment and Water Recovery for Reuse Systems
- Types of wastewaters – organic or inorganic effluents
- Discharge standards required to discharge to sewer or the environment
- Biological wastewater treatment processes – aerobic and anaerobic processes and pretreatment requirements.
- Physico-chemical treatment processes – coagulation, sedimentation, dissolved air flotation (DAF), filtration, pretreatment requirements and sludge disposal.
- Desalination technologies for water recovery and reuse and brine disposal options.
The course aims at providing the attendees with the following:
- Fundamental knowledge of the industrial systems that consumes water.
- Optimisation of these systems considering the energy water nexus.
- Fundamental knowledge of industrial wastewater, organic and inorganic effluents
- Base knowledge of the processes employed in industrial effluent plants.
- Fundamental knowledge of the fit-for-purpose technologies employed to treat water for specific processes
All NCPC-SA courses are accredited by ECSA and CPD letters will be issued to candidates that attend all sessions of a particular course. Attendance will be monitored via the video function of the on-line training platform.
Candidates will have an option to write a test at the end of the training. The test is not compulsory, however, NCPC-SA certificates of competence will only be issued to candidates who pass the test with a minimum score of 70%.