Wastewater Workshops


FLOW-3D HYDRO Wastewater Workshops

Wastewater: Contact Tank Modeling - Mixing & Chemistry

Contact tanks and inline mixers are critical components in wastewater treatment and disinfection processes. A well-designed contact tank and effective inline mixers will lead to enhanced reactions and decreased chemical usage. With the help of FLOW-3D HYDRO, water treatment operators can therefore greatly benefit from optimizing their designs and implementation strategies.

In this three-hour, hands-on workshop, we begin with a serpentine contact tank case study, followed by an inline mixer model example. Over the course of the workshop attendees will learn:

  • How to setup contact tank and inline mixer simulations step-by-step in FLOW-3D HYDRO
  • The theory and numerical considerations important to building an accurate model
  • How to effectively post-process results to extract meaningful information

Wastewater: Plant Hydraulics

Water and wastewater recovery facilities offer a unique set of modeling challenges. Moving water through a treatment plant includes a mix of flow diversion, flow splitting, flow balancing, free surface and pressurized pipe flow conditions, with head loss and detailed velocity fields all important modeling outcomes. In this workshop, we will cover how to use FLOW-3D HYDRO for advanced investigations of plant hydraulics, including control structures, flow splitters, distribution channels, and pump stations. We will also demonstrate post-processing techniques with FLOW-3D POST to create sophisticated visualizations of the simulation results for in-depth analysis.

Workshop Details

  • Workshops are online, hosted through Zoom
  • Registration is limited to 10 attendees
  • Cost: $499 (private sector); $299 (government); $99 (academic)
  • 30-day FLOW-3D HYDRO license (see our Registration and Licensing Policy)

Workshop Dates

Wastewater workshops run from 11:00am – 2:00pm ET (8:00am – 11:00am PT).

  • July 18, 2023 – Wastewater: Aeration and Multiphase Flows
  • September 19, 2023 – Wastewater: Plant Hydraulics

Who should attend?

  • Practicing engineers working in the water resources, environmental, energy and civil engineering industries.
  • Regulators and decision makers looking to better understand what state-of-the-art tools are available to the modeling community.
  • University students and faculty interested in using CFD in their research or in the classroom.
  • All modelers working in the field of environmental hydraulics.

What will you learn?

  • How to import geometry and set up free surface hydraulic models, including meshing and initial and boundary conditions.
  • How to add complexity by including sediment transport and scour, particles, scalars and turbulence.
  • How to use sophisticated visualization tools to effectively analyze and convey simulation results.

You’ve completed the workshop, now what?

We recognize that you may want to further explore the capabilities of FLOW-3D HYDRO by setting up your own problem or comparing CFD results with prior measurements in the field or in the lab. After the workshop, your license will be extended for 30 days. During this time you will have the support of one of our CFD engineers who will help you work through your specifics. You will also have access to our web-based training videos covering introductory through advanced modeling topics. 

  • A Windows machine running 64 bit Windows 10
  • An external mouse (not a touchpad device)
  • Dual monitor setup recommended
  • Webcam recommended
  • Dedicated graphics card; nVidia Quadro card required for remote desktop
For more info on recommended hardware, see our Supported Platforms page.

Registration: Workshop registration is available to prospective users in the US and Canada. Prospective users outside of these countries should contact their distributor to inquire about workshops. Existing users should contact sales@flow3d.com to discuss their licensing options.

Cancellation: Flow Science reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time, due to reasons such as insufficient registrations or instructor unavailability. In such cases, a full refund will be given, or attendees may opt to transfer their registration to another workshop. Flow Science is not responsible for any costs incurred.

Registrants who are unable to attend a workshop may cancel up to one week in advance to receive a full refund. Attendees must cancel their registration by 5:00 pm MST one week prior to the date of the workshop; after that date, no refunds will be given. If available, an attendee can also request to have their registration transferred to another workshop.

Licensing: Workshop licenses are for evaluation purposes only, and not to be used for any commercial purpose other than evaluation of the capabilities of the software.

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About the Instructor

Wangshu Wei, PhD

Wangshu Wei, Ph.D. is a senior CFD Engineer at Flow Science, Inc. His doctoral research focused on developing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models of wastewater disinfection processes, optimizing wastewater reactor configurations and combining CFD work with artificial neural network metamodels. Before joining Flow Science he worked as a senior engineer in the oil and gas industry, where he conducted CFD simulations on produced water treatment, and designed and optimized treatment systems and processes. His current role at Flow Science focuses on multiphase, multiphysics simulations, product design and business development.

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