BioWin : Advanced Topics (Online Training Instructions)

INSTALL BIOWIN ON YOUR COMPUTER

It is VERY IMPORTANT to install the latest version of BioWin correctly. You must have ADMINISTRATIVE RIGHTS for your laptop when you install BioWin. If you are uncertain, contact your IT department to assist with the installation.


  1. Download and install the latest version of BioWin here : envirosim.com/getbw
  2. Plug in your USB dongle
    • NOTE : If you do not have a BioWin dongle, please follow the "If You Don't Have Your Own BioWin Dongle" instructions below
  3. Start BioWin

DOWNLOAD THE COURSE FILES

  1. Click here to download the Advanced course manual.
  2. Click here to download the Advanced course files.

JOINING INSTRUCTIONS

Using GoToMeeting to attend a BioWin Training Course


Advanced BioWin Training-Day One 
Thu, Mar 26, 2020 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT) 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/586060181 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3129 
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391 

Access Code: 586-060-181 


Advanced BioWin Training - Day Two 
Fri, Mar 27, 2020 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT) 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/633289949 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3117 
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373 

Access Code: 633-289-949 


IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR OWN BIOWIN USB DONGLE

Configure the environment variables according to which version of Windows you are running, from the three following options :


Configuring Windows NT/2000/XP

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double click System.
  3. On the Advanced tab, click Environment variables.
  4. Click New under “System Variables” (“User Variables” is also acceptable for that particular user)
  5. Type in the following:
  6. In the “Variable name” field: HLS_IPADDR
  7. In the “Variable value” field: 38.69.156.156
  8. Accept OK from all open dialog boxes.

Configuring Windows Vista/7

  1. Open the Start menu, right click on Computer and click Properties. Alternatively, in Windows Explorer, right click on Computer and click Properties.
  2. Click Advanced System Settings.
  3. Click Environment variables.
  4. Click New under “System Variables” (“User Variables” is also acceptable for that particular user)
  5. Type in the following:
  6. In the “Variable name” field: HLS_IPADDR
  7. In the “Variable value” field: 38.69.156.156
  8. Accept OK from all open dialog boxes.

Configuring Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse to the upper-right corner of the desktop and click on Settings and then PC info.
  2. Click Advanced System Settings.
  3. Click Environment variables.
  4. Click New under “System Variables” (“User Variables” is also acceptable for that particular user)
  5. Type in the following:
  6. In the “Variable name” field: HLS_IPADDR
  7. In the “Variable value” field: 38.69.156.156
  8. Accept OK from all open dialog boxes.

THEN

 

  1. Start BioWin
  2. Enter BioWin codes :
    • BioWin : 218D-A51A-AE85-6394-9999 
    • BW Controller : 292C-2B46-C7DB-84A7-9999 
    • NOTE : If your codes don't work, please follow the "If Your Codes Don't Work" instructions below
  3. Run BioWin

IF YOUR CODES DON'T WORK

If your computer is asking for the wrong number of characters when you try to input the code, this likely means that your BioWin 6 installation is looking for a different style of dongle. The solution to this is as follows :


  1. Click start menu, type regedit, return, then navigate to :
  2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER  | Software | Envirosim | BioWin | 6.0 | common and change the number in the SPFirst file from “1” to “0”.
  3. If it does not exist, create a new String value and name it SPFirst with a value of 0.
  4. Then replace the dongle, restart BioWin and you should be able to enter the shorter code.

SCHEDULE

Day One

Item

Topic

8:30 – 8:40

Welcome, Introduction
  • Administrative issues
  • Review of course format and schedule

8:40 – 10:00

Review of New/Useful Features in BioWin
  • The interface
  • Customizing BioWin
  • Model options
  • Mass balance / Kinetic information
  • Numerical solver settings BioWin 6.0 What’s New
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break  

10:20 – 12:30

Chemical Phosphorus Precipitation (Presentation and Hands-on session)  

  • Ferric/Ferrous/Alum
  • Channel Element
  • Fe Redox
  • FeS & Vivianite
  • Metal-colloidal interactions  
12:30 – 13:00Lunch Break  

13:00 – 14:00

Anaerobic Digestion (Demonstration & Hands-on Session)

  • Glucose and gas production
  • State variable input   Combined primary and waste sludge
  • Adjusting VSS destruction   Primary sludge fermentation  

14:00 – 14:30

Struvite Precipitation (Hands-on session)

  • Struvite, HDP, HAP
  • In-digester and post-digester formation
14:30 – 14:50Coffee Break  

14:50 – 16:00

Aeration Systems

(Hands-on session)

  • Fine versus coarse bubble
  • Gas phase modeling

16:00 – 17:00

Biofilm Modeling

(Hands-on session)

  • Model basis IFAS system

Day Two

Item

Topic

8:30 – 9:15

pH Modeling  (Hands-on session)
  • Examples
  • Aerobic digestion of WAS
  • Lime addition for pH control
  • On/off aeration

9:15 – 10:00

BioWin Controller Module  (Demonstration)
  • Aeration control (On/off, PI control)
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break  

10:20 – 11:20

Sidestream Treatment (Hands-on session)

  • Digester return stream
  • Two-step nitrification  Two-step denitrification  Anammox

11:20 – 12:30

Membrane Bioreactors (Hands-on session)
  • Setup in BioWin  Nutrient removal MBRs
12:30 – 13:00Lunch Break  

13:00 – 14:40

SBR Systems (Hands-on session)

  • SBR modules
  • WERF wastewater characterization system
14:40 – 15:00 Coffee Break  

15:00 – 16:30

Oxidation Ditch Systems (Hands-on session)

  • Ditch recirculation rate
  • Surface aerators
  • BNR in oxidation ditches
  • SND – simultaneous nitrification  denitrification

16:30 – 17:00

Discussion and Closure
  • User Feedback, Wish list