BioWin Tutorials

BioWin tutorials are designed to give you a good foundation on which to build your modeling expertise. They can be found in the BioWin Tutorials folder (File/Open/Tutorials/). Detailed explanations of the tutorials can be found in the BioWin Help under Tutorials.

Tutorial Description In BioWin
Tutorial 1 – BioWin Familiarization This familiarization tutorial demonstrates a number of the features in BioWin. Aspects covered in this tutorial include the basic BioWin interface, loading a BioWin configuration file, specifying data for configuration elements, and running steady state and dynamic simulations. File/Open/Tutorials/An Example.bwc
Tutorial 2A – Building a Configuration This tutorial demonstrates how to build a new configuration and add tables to the Album. Aspects covered in this tutorial include building a BioWin configuration, moving and connecting elements on the drawing board, specifying data for elements, changing model parameter values, and setting up tables to record your simulation data. File/Open/Tutorials/Tutorial 2.bwc
Tutorial 2B – A Nutrient Removal Refresher This tutorial demonstrates application of BioWin to the system set up in Tutorial 2A. Aspects covered in this tutorial include phosphorus removal in an anaerobic selector, high-rate P removal systems, and high nitrification rate/high temperature conditions. File/Open/Tutorials/Tutorial 2.bwc
Tutorial 3 – Nitrification Dynamics and Setting up Charts This tutorial demonstrates dynamic simulations and a comparison of nitrification performance in a plug flow versus a completely mixed reactor configuration. We will learn how to set up charts in the Album. File/Open/Tutorials/Tutorial 3.bwc
Tutorial 4 – Secondary Clarifier Simulation This tutorial demonstrates aspects of modeling secondary clarifier performance with the one-dimensional settler model. Aspects covered in this tutorial include model settler behavior under steady state and dynamic conditions. File/Open/Tutorials/Tutorial 4.bwc
Tutorial 5 – Aeration System Simulation This tutorial demonstrates diffused aeration system modeling. Aspects covered in this tutorial include effects of changing oxygen parameters under steady state and dynamic conditions. File/Open/Tutorials/Tutorial 5.bwc
Tutorial 6 – Setting Up an SBR System This tutorial provides an introduction to using sequencing batch reactor (SBR) modules in BioWin. The system considered here is based on the simplest SBR module; namely, a single-tank unit (without pre-zones) where filling, settling and decanting all occurs in one zone without baffles. File/Open/Tutorials/Tutorial 6.bwcTutorial 6 startup.bwc

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Consulting vs Support

The difference between support and consulting are illustrated below:

  1. Questions related to the software such as ‘How do I export my data?’, ‘What model best simulates a trickling filter?’, or ‘How do I customize my Album?’ would be considered support questions.
  2. Questions related to process engineering such as ‘How do I achieve an effluent nitrate concentration of less than 5 mg/l?’ would be better answered by our consulting services team.
Building a BioWin Model

Building a BioWin Model

Building a calibrated BioWin model involves configuration of the model and calibration against historical plant data. Typical data required are:

  • Physical plant dimensions
  • Plant operating data such as recycle rates and DO concentrations
  • Influent flow and loading data
  • Influent wastewater characteristics

A good overview of a structured modeling approach is provided in “Region-wide Wastewater Treatment Plant Modeling Enhances Facility Management and Planning’, Bye et al“. A comprehensive explanation can be found in the WERF manual ‘Methods for Wastewater Characterization in Activated Sludge Modeling’.

BioWin Tutorials

BioWin Tutorials

BioWin tutorials are designed to give you a good foundation on which to build your modeling expertise. They can be found in the BioWin Tutorials folder (File/Open/Tutorials/). Detailed explanations of the tutorials can be found in the BioWin Help under Tutorials.

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BioWin Advantage

BioWin Advantage

BioWin Advantage is an e-newsletter issued regularly by EnviroSim designed to facilitate knowledge transfer to BioWin users. In each edition a case study approach is applied to highlight BioWin features that will enhance your competitive advantage.

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Discussion

Forum

In order to provide EnviroSim customers with a forum to exchange ideas, share experiences, and offer solutions regarding BioWin and other EnviroSim products, we invite you to visit our Facebook page. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a list of commonly asked questions we have received from prospective users of BioWin. It is a good place to start to get some basic information about installing BioWin.

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Publications and References

BioWin is used and referenced in papers throughout the industry. Click here to browse a sample of these papers.

Contact Support

Contact Us

Software support is included in the cost of an annual license. The most effective manner of obtaining support is via email to support@envirosim.com. Please send your questions and attach the BioWin file to the email. In this way we can be viewing the exact system while working on the issue.

EnviroSim software support is focused on ensuring that our customers are getting the most productive use of our modeling software suite. Our support team is here to help with product use, product functionality and product configuration questions.

For more complex challenges related to wastewater process engineering, we offer consulting services to assist customers with their modeling efforts.

If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to email support or contact us through e-mail, phone, or fax.