This course will provide you with the knowledge about the current electrochemical treatment of industrial waters as well as give the tools to improve and assess water treatment on sites. The effect of electrochemical treatment on the removal of contaminants, possible application and feasibility studies are discussed during the course. You leave the course with the ready and assessed solution to treat your water streams.
It is essential to treat discharged waters and bring the concentrations of harmful dissolved contaminants to acceptable discharge levels. Another industrial water management concept is to reuse and recycle water within the process sections. Firstly, it makes industrial operation more economically and environmentally feasible. Secondly, it allows for treating water only to a level suitable for a certain process rather than to an acceptable discharge level. At different operating stages electrochemical treatment can be considered as a solution to remove harmful contaminants.
During the course you will understand what the electrochemical treatment is all about, how researchers and industry are developing and implementing the technology, what is needed to bring the electrochemical technology to the industrial level.
The course consists of two parts, first part is a talk containing theoretical aspects and practical experience on the electrochemical treatment of mining waters, second part is economic feasibility analysis by the means of integrating water balance modeling. You will leave the course with the ready and assessed solution to treat your water streams.
This two-days intensive course covers the following topics:
1. Introduction to electrochemical processes a. electrocoagulation, electrooxidation, electroreduction, electro Fenton, electrodegradation, electroflotation2. Removable contaminants a. metals, organic matter, N-compounds, cyanide, sulfate and other anions3. Main processes a. operating conditions and parameters affecting the treatment4. Post treatment technologies a. slurry dewatering opportunities and challenges5. Industrial applications and pilot studies6. Economic feasibility analysis a. water management and feasibility of mining b. methods and examples for feasibility analysis
BEFORE the intensive course:- Participant provides the information on the possible case where the electrochemical treatment unit may be installed at the industrial location. Specifies the contaminants and their concentration ranges in the water to be treated. If the participant is not from industry, one should think about the case where he/she wants to apply the technology and why.- Participants will return material to the lecturer 2 weeks before the course and parts of the material will be used as a material to adjust the theoretical part and formulate practical exercises for the course
AFTER the intensive course:- Participants will continue developing their provided case examples using provided knowledge- A Skype-consulting (min. ~1h) will be offered individually for each participant for a case example follow-/wrap-up
Type of training
The course is combining classroom lectures, e-learning, group work and self study.
Objectives and outcome
In this course, participants will learn to:
Environmental engineers, water treatment technology providers, researchers in the field of water treatment, process engineers in water treatment facilities.
7 years experience in electrochemical treatment of industrial waters. She has graduated as an Environmental Engineer from St. Petersburg Mining University (Ms. Tech., 2013) and as Chemical Engineer from Lappeenranta University of Technology (Ms. Tech., 2013). She has participated to several research projects with industrial and academic partners from all over the world (WASCIOUS, EWT-CYNCOR, ITERAMS etc.). She has been dealing with mining, municipal, pulp and paper as well as manure water streams. She has published several papers on removal of contaminants from wastewater by electrochemical technology. She has developed several electrochemical units of different sizes, modes and configurations.
10 years experience in the hydrometallurgical industry in various expert roles. Several publications on cash flow modeling of metal mining industry under uncertainty.
10+ peer-reviewed publications related to techno-economic modeling and simulation of metal mining investments
For a detailed list see: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jyrki_Savolainen