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Industrial Effluents Treatment and Residuals Management, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 days
The Industrial Effluents Treatment and Residuals Management short course from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education includes lectures and number of case studies. It also entails a one-day fieldtrip to selected industry where best management practice in pollution prevention, wastewater and sludge treatment can be seen.


The Industrial Effluents Treatment and Residuals Management short course is offered by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  • Define and implement cleaner production activities, industrial water management strategies for pollution and toxicity prevention
  • Define the most commonly applied wastewater treatment technologies and explain their most suitable industrial waste treatment applications as well as their advantages and disadvantages
  • Select the most appropriate treatment technology and design a wastewater treatment train (sequence of treatmen processes) to treat an industrial effluent stream for a selected industry
  • Define and describe sludge handle and sludge treatment and explain the needs for sludge handle and treatment activities in the context of industrial wastewater treatment
  • Design sludge thickeners and anaerobic sludge digesters and describe sludge drying and incineration processes
  • Recognize wastewater treatment technologies applied to indsutrial waste treatment and analyze industrial waste schemes from case studies presented from a diverse range of industries
  • Integrate cleaner production, industrial water management, wastewater treatment processes, and sludge handling and disposal in the design on an industrial waste treatment process for a selected industry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Content

Principles of Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC), 3R principle, 3 step approach, characterization of industrial wastewater, flow and load, toxicity, bio-tretability, pre-treatment vs direct discharge into sewer, basics of chemical-physical-biological processes for industrial effluent treatment, technology selection, industrial sludge management, domestic sludge management, faecal sludge management, sludge generation and origin, sludge characterization, options for sludge treatment, disposal and reuse, case studies from different industries, fieldtrip.


Mid-career professionals dealing with the technical,environmental and management aspects pertaining to industrial pollution control, wastewater treatment, residuals/waste minimization, disposal and reuse etc.


Hector Garcia Hernandez, Senior Lecturer in Wastewater Treatment Technology

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You should at least have a Bachelor Degree in a relevant field of study, some years of working experience and a good command of the English language.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2850 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2850 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 days.
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Living costs for Delft

  • 780 - 1160 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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