MODELLING AS TOOL FOR DECISION MAKING ON OPERATION OF WATER RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITIES (WRRF)

Gamze Kirim, modelEAU, Université Laval
Sovanna Tik, modelEAU, Université Laval
Karen Mesta Ortega, modelEAU, Université Laval
Christophe Boisvert, modelEAU, Université Laval
Rania Souidi, modelEAU, Université Laval
Ryan Sanford, DHI Water & Environment
Angelos Yiannou, EnviroSim Associates Ltd.
Vrunda Patel, inCTRL Solutions
Dandan Song, Hydromantis Environmental Software Solutions
Nick Piccolo, Hydromantis Environmental Software Solutions

This workshop aims to inform early career YWPs about the modelling field & guide them for their future career in this field. Modelling concepts for wastewater treatment systems will be introduced to YWPs and they will understand the beneficial use of models through different case studies. The workshop will also ensure YWPs will learn the importance of operational conditions, wastewater characteristics, model set-up, model parameters and variables, how it could be used as decision-making tool for operation and optimization of real systems.

Invited Speaker: Evangelina Belia is a process engineer and the co-founder of Primodal Inc. She has over 25 years of experience. Her expertise focuses on the commissioning and operation of WRRF as well as on the mathematical modeling of treatment processes. Lina is the Chair of the joint IWA/WEF Task Group on Design and Operational Uncertainty (DOUT). With DOUT she is working towards the integration of simulation, uncertainty analysis and design guidelines. She is an active member of IWA and WEF and a WEF fellow.

Workshop facilitators:

Gamze Kirim, modelEAU, Université Laval, QC, Canada – YWP, PhD Candidate, Communication Director of IWA YWP Canada, Management Committee member of IWA MIA Specialist Group, has been involved in the organisation of IWA conferences: WWTmod2016, ICA2017 & WRRmod2018

(https://www.linkedin.com/in/gamze-kirim-04720623/)

Sovanna Tik, modelEAU, Université Laval, QC, Canada – YWP, holds a PhD degree on integrated modelling, Management Committee member of IWA MIA Specialist Group, has been involved in the organisation of the UDM2015, WWTmod2016, ICA2017 & WRRmod2021 conferences. 

(https://www.linkedin.com/in/sovannatik/)

Karen Mesta, modelEAU, Université Laval, QC, Canada – YWP, BSc in Biotechnology Engineering and MSc Candidate in Water Eng., working on real-time monitoring through wastewater treatment modelling.

(https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenmstao/)

Christophe Boisvert, modelEAU, Université Laval, QC, Canada – YWP, MSc Candidate in Water Eng., French translator of IWA YWP Canada, working on integrated modelling.

(https://www.linkedin.com/in/christophe-boisvert-906413168/)

Rania Soudi, modelEAU, Université Laval, QC, Canada – YWP, MSc candidate, member of the communication committee for the Canadian IWA YWP conference.

(https://www.linkedin.com/in/rania-souidi-533454144/)

Ryan Sanford, PE, DHI Water & Environment, USA – YWP, Wastewater process engineer & WEST modeling and automation specialist working with municipal utilities.

(https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-sanford-wastewater-specialist/)

Angleos Yiannou, EnviroSim Associates Ltd., ON, Canada – YWP, holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Eng. (University of Pretoria, South Africa) and a Master’s degree in Water Quality Eng. (University of Cape Town, South Africa), IWA Member, professional experience includes Process Engineering & the application of Machine Learning and AI for the purposes of WWT and optimization.

Vrunda Patel, inCTRL Solutions, CT, USA – YWP, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Eng. from SCET (India) and a Master’s degree in Environmental Eng. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). Experienced on modeling WWTP especially with detailed aeration and control systems using SIMBA#.

(https://www.linkedin.com/in/vrunda-patel/)

Dandan Song, Hydromantis Environmental Software Solutions, Inc., ON, Canada – YWP, BEng in Chemical Eng., has three years experience in modelling water/wastewater treatment processes and developing training simulators for operators.

Nick Piccolo, Hydromantis Environmental Software Solutions, Inc., ON, Canada – YWP, holds a Master’s in Civil Eng. (Anaerobic Digestion) and a Bachelor’s in Chemical Eng. from McMaster University and is currently a Junior Wastewater Modelling Engineer with Hydromantis.

(https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-piccolo-3562b3119/)

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