Call for Papers

4th IWA/WEF Wastewater Treatment Modelling Seminar 2014

30 March - 2 April 2014
Spa, Belgium


Important dates:
Deadline of Extended Abstract Submission: 13 September 2013
Early Bird Registration: 28 February 2013

WWTmod2014 is the fourth international seminar on wastewater treatment (WWT) modelling after successful events in 2008, 2010 and 2012. WWTmod provides a platform upon which any relevant aspect of WWT modeling may be scrutinized. The main objective of WWTmod is consensus building. The process of consensus building is supported by obtaining insights from a diverse group of leading professionals: researchers, consultants, utilities, regulators, manufacturers, and software developers. 
Stricter effluent limits for nutrients and other contaminants, and concerns about plant efficiency, climate change, and emerging contaminants are driving new model development efforts and more and more sophisticated application of modelling. 
The widespread use of wastewater treatment models depends on the development of widely accepted standards and procedures. The organizers hope this seminar will contribute to the further development of “Good Modelling Practice” in this field. 

Proposed Themes:

Modelling of wastewater treatment plant processes within fence (whole plant/plant-wide): 
  • plant design and operation
  • activated sludge (traditional and MBR)
  • biofilm processes (including MBBR)
  • anaerobic digestion
  • sidestream treatment
  • separation processes
  • water chemistry
  • priority pollutants - microconstituents
  • uncertainty, calibration, validation and especially the interaction of process units

Stijn van Hulle
BIOMATH, Ghent University
WWTmod2014 group on LinkedIn