Agenda

The programme is arranged around a number of key themes and topics for delegates to choose from. 

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Programme at-a-Glance

Sunday 9th July 2017

13:00- 17:00 Workshop sessions

  • Workshop 1: Thermal Hydrolysis Design & Operational Experience. Hosted by Dr Bill Barber, Cambi.

         Presentations by: Waterboard de Dommel, MWH, Cambi, Advanced Water Management Centre & GEA

  • Workshop 2: Developments in Dewatering. Hosted by Prof. Matt Higgins, Bucknell University.

         Presentations by: Bucher, Thames Water, GEA, J Kopp & SNF 

  • Workshop 3: Enhanced Control and Automation for process optimisation of Sludge Processes. Hosted by Dr Stephen Palmer, MWH.

         Presentations by: Severn Trent, Hach, Thames Water & MWH

  • Workshop 4: Developments in Drying & Advanced Thermal Conversion Technology. Hosted by Lynne Bouchy, Suez.

         Presentations by: Huber, Kyoto University, Suez, STC, Kopf -Syngas & Thames Water

The workshops will feature a number of presentations and open forum with leaders and specialists in each area. Refreshments will be provided.

13:00–17:00 Delegate registration opens
13:00–17:00 Exhibition setup for exhibitors

Monday 10th July 2017

08:30 Arrival, registration and refreshments

09:00 Keynote presentations:

  • Opening Address “Unlocking the full energy potential of sewage sludge”Dr Nick Mills, Thames Water, UK
  • “Energy Efficient Intensification”  Dr. Sudhir Murthy, Innovations Chief, DC Water, USA
  • “Using modelling to improve selection and operation of sludge treatment options” Prof. Damien Batstone, Deputy Director, Advanced Water Management Centre, Australia
  • “Emerging contaminants”Dr. F. Dilek Sanin, Professor of Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

11:00 Technical sessions (4 themes)

  • Theme 1: Anaerobic Digestion & Sludge Pretreatment
  • Theme 2: Material & Nutrient Recovery
  • Theme 3: Dewatering, Recycling, Policy & Contaminants
  • Theme 4: Thermal Conversion & Biochar/Ash

Lunch & networking in exhibition space 

17:00 IWA Sludge Management Specialist Group Open Meeting

19:00 Science Museum Gala Dinner

Tuesday 11th July 2017

08:30 Arrival, registration and refreshments

09:00 Technical sessions

  • Theme 1: (cont): Anaerobic Digestion & Sludge Pretreatment
  • Theme 2 (cont): Material & Nutrient Recovery
  • Theme 3 (cont): Dewatering, Recycling, Policy & Contaminants
  • Theme 4 (cont):  Thermal Conversion & Biochar/Ash
  • Theme 5: Optimisation of Existing Assets
  • Theme 6: Anaerobic Digestion of Other Wastes
  • Theme 7: Developing Countries & Small Scale

Lunch & networking in exhibition space 

15:15 Closing Ceremony & Panel Session

17:00 Ends

Wednesday 12th July 2017

Site Visit Crossness WWTW

Meet at Ethos Sports Centre. Coach will return to Imperial College

Thursday 13th July 2017

Site Visit Reading & Basingstoke WWTW

Meet at Ethos Sports Centre. Coach will return to Imperial College via Heathrow Airport

*agenda subject to change