Operational Technology for Waste Treatment


Lecturer Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Birk
Semester Winter
Credit Points 3 ECTS
Language English
Dates The lecture was shifted from Wednesday to Monday and takes place from 2pm until 5pm in seminar room S 0.38 (Pfaffenwaldring 23) on the following dates:
  • 06.11.2017
  • 20.11.2017
  • 27.11.2017
  • 04.12.2017
  • 18.12.2017    cancelled!
  • 15.01.2018
  • 29.01.2018
Assistant Andreas Gienger, M.Sc.


For numerous practical applications especially for waste water treatment processes and incinerator plant processes following aspects will be teached
  • Major challenges and innovation drivers for Operational Technology (OT) (e.g. innovation rates by Industry 4.0 approaches, life cycles, complexity)
  • Fundamentals of structuring OT solutions
  • Basic automation principles (e.g. important add-ons to standard controllers, control loop pairing)
  • Advanced automation solutions (e.g. complexity reduction by alarm management, controller performance management, Human Machine Interface, diagnostic functions and Advanced Process Control)
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) as a functional interface between different aspects of OT (production, quality, inventory, maintenance)
  • Engineering and maintenance process for OT solutions and innovative solutions to support plant maintenance.
  • Target audience: M.Sc. WASTE – Modules "Air Quality Control“ and "Waste Water“
  • Exam: Oral (30min)
  • Requirements: Modules “Measurements”, “Numerical Simulations” or “Modeling and Simulation of Processes”, Basics in Control Engineering