Water & Environment Engineering

Environmental Management for Sustainable Development
INTRODUCTION

In our modern society, industrial, urbanization and material progress has been regarded as a hallmark of civilization. However, along with significant enhancements in quality of life, and improvements in economic conditions, the new era witnesses numerous factors threatening the existence and sustainability of our global environment. Whilst previously just handling the water supply and sanitation of the public, environmental engineers and managers of today face challenges in a broad spectrum of areas ranging from air pollution control to conversation of energy resources; and including other areas such as water and wastewater treatment, contamination of ground and surface waters, remediation of contaminated soils, industrial and hazardous waste treatment and management, and preservation of natural ecosystems. Though pollution control and remediation remain as important agenda in developing countries, emphasis should be geared to a better approach, i.e. proactive environmental engineering and management strategies. These strategies which are more oriented toward “pollution prevention at source” will not only help to avoid high remediation costs and consequential liabilities, but will also enhance the overall economic performance in along run.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

At the end of the module, participants will be able to :

  • Recognize the importance of proper environmental management in achieving sustainable development
  • Understand the various approaches and technologies that are available in environment management

TARGET PARTICIPANT

  • Managers
  • Engineers
  • Scientist
  • And Personnel that are involved in environmental management
SPECIALISED WATER TREATMENT PROCESSES
COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, participants should be able:

  • To name the principles of water treatment and processing
  • To get a better understanding on the technological aspects of design guidelines, procedures and technologies
  • To understand the technological aspects of design, retrofitting and modeling
  • To gather information on the latest researches and practices in water treatment process.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Professionals
  • Businessmen
  • Lecturers and researchers
  • Practitioners
HYDROMETRY
COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, participants should be able to understand the science of measuring flow in open channel including methods, techniques and instrumentation used in hydrology and water resources management. The course content designed is comparable with the hydrometry course organized by international institutes.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Junior Water Resources Engineer and Hydrologist
  • Technical Assistants in Water Resources Engineering
WORKSHOP ON AUTOMATION & CONTROL OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS
COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, students should be able:

  • To review the biological processes in activated sludge treatment and nutrient removal
  • To learn the principles of modeling
  • To review the IWA models to activated sludge processes and membrane technology
  • To learn about experimentation and data screening, principles of parameter estimation, and calibrating and validating models
  • To discover the underlying structure of simulators and simulation software
  • To detect and diagnose plant behavior
  • To become familiar with the principles of process control such as open and closed loop control and controller tuning, advanced control such as open and closed loop control and controller tuning, and other advanced controls such as cascaded control, feed forward control, and model-based control.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Environmental engineers
  • Managers on environmental pollutant control
  • Local authorities
  • Technicians on environmental engineering
WORKSHOP ON ENVIRONMENTAL MODELING (1)
COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, participants should be able:

  • To illustrate the importance and application of modeling as a tool in environmental management
  • To enhance their understanding on modeling for environmental applications, esp. aquatic environment
  • To exchange ideas on solving practical problems related to environmental modeling
  • To create networks among Malaysian scientists and engineers on environmental modeling especially those related to application in water environment

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Engineers and scientists in environmental sector
  • Professors, lecturers and researchers on environmental engineering and science
  • Graduate students on environmental engineering and science
SPECIALIZED WORKSHOP ON MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • To learn the basic knowledge on the principles of membrane science and membrane technology.
  • To develop the design capability on membrane system for water and wastewater applications.
  • To comprehend overall ideas on the membrane technology of wastewater treatment.
  • To use the UTM developed software, WASDA-MEMBRANE.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Engineers and technicians in the field of membrane technology
  • Engineers and technicians in the field of water treatment
  • Engineers and technicians in the field of wastewater management
  • Entrepreneurs, salespersons and businesspersons in the field of bottled drinking water, high purity water filtration, laboratory equipment and advanced treatment of process water.
WORKSHOP ON ODOUR CONTROL
COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, participants should be able:

  • To gain overall ideas on how to control Odour pollution.
  • To have an overall knowledge about Odour control.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Environmental engineers
  • Managers on environmental pollutant control
  • Local authorities
  • Technicians on environmental engineering
DESIGN OF SMALL AND DECENTRALIZED WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS
COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, participants should be able:

  • To design wastewater treatment plants.
  • To obtain a general idea on the costing and management of wastewater treatment plants.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Environmental engineers
  • Managers on environmental pollutant control
  • Local authorities
  • Technicians on environmental engineering
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN
COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, participants should be able:

  • To understand the parameters used to assess the characterized pollutants
  • To name the various treatment methods available and the basic principles behind the methods
  • To cite regulations and rules that has to be met in discharging wastes
  • To provide guidelines in establishing an environmental management plan

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

Engineers from related field

WASTEWATER TREATMENT, PLANT OPERATION & TROUBLESHOOTING
COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, participants will be able to understand:

  • Various wastewater treatment operating and design systems
  • Applications and formulations of wastewater treatment chemicals
  • How to troubleshoot typical problems face during operation of wastewater treatment plants

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Plant Engineers, Scientists, technicians and senior operators working at the wastewater treatment plant.
  • Professionals involved in the design of wastewater treatment plants.
  • Researchers working in the areas of pollution control, wastewater and water treatment.
TOXIC AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
INTRODUCTION

Hazards waste management is important in ensuring that the environment is not polluted in any way due to normal production operation. Toxic and hazardous waste needs to be managed effectively to comply with the Environmental Quality Act 1974 as well ISO 14000 Environmental Management System. Proper handling, storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste can actually improve quality and productivity of operation. Accident can be eliminated if safe control measures are taken during handling of chemical substance.

In order to manage hazardous waste effectively and efficiently, management and employees must be committed towards complying the current standards and legislation. Regular environmental auditing and review can ensure a full compliance with zero non-conformity. An environmentally friendly company is highly regarded in this business community.

This course aims to provide the basic knowledge of hazardous waste management to the management personnel so that green manufacturing status can be achieved.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the regulatory requirements for waste management.
  • Plan for effective waste management system.
  • Plan for regulatory and ISO compliance.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Safety executives
  • Safety officers
  • Production staffs
  • Personnel in charge of safety and health at the workplace