About Wastewater TreatmentVirtual Lab Simulation
Clean water in the pipes! In this simulation, you will learn the basics of how a wastewater treatment process works. You will work with the different specific steps of the treatment, such as denitrification, nitrification and aeration, and prepare samples for GC-MS analysis to look for a targeted micropollutant.
Is the water safe to release?
It will be your mission to ensure that the micropollutant bisphenol A is effectively removed in the wastewater treatment process. Bisphenol A is commonly used in plastics and can be detrimental to life in water environments, even in very low concentrations. You will have to thoroughly understand how each of the treatment steps work, and carefully analyze whether the micropollutant is sufficiently removed.
Work on our lab-scale wastewater treatment plant
After visiting a full-scale sewage plant, you will head to our virtual lab to work on a lab-scale treatment plant that contains all the essential steps in the treatment process. You will have to ensure they all function correctly!
You will then need to employ gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to analyse samples of the water before and after treatment. In this simulation, it will be your task to correctly prepare the samples while your amazing virtual lab assistant will take care of the GC-MS method.
Protect the aquatic environment
Some of the water that we use in our daily lives will inevitably become polluted. Many of the pollutants that enter our sewers along with our used water can cause habitat degradation and harm aquatic life in both freshwater and marine environments.
Will you be able to improve the water quality of the wastewater to protect the environment?
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Techniques In Lab
- Wastewater treatment
- Gas chromatography
- Mass spectrometry
At the end of this simulation, you will be able to…
- Understand the different steps of the wastewater treatment process
- Understand how microorganisms degrade organic compounds during denitrification and nitrification
- Understand the influence of internal recirculation, sludge recirculation and aeration on the wastewater treatment process
- Understand how micropollutants can influence aquatic organisms
- Prepare samples for GC-MS
- Understand the basic concept behind GC-MS
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