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Undergraduate Training Position – Simulation, Design, and LCA of a sustainable wastewater treatment plant for hospitals in Lebanon

Status: Closed

General Information


Simulation, Design, and LCA of a sustainable wastewater treatment plant for hospitals in Lebanon.

Sending Institution

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in Lebanon

Host Institution

University of Lleida (UdL) in Spain


Dr. Gabriel Perez and Dr. Rita Puig Vidal from UdL

Dr. Nancy Zgheib and D. Walid Harb from USEK

Start Date

February 1, 2023

Application Deadline

December 2, 2022


LCA, Simulation, Design, WWTP

Profile & Skills Required

Chemical Engineering, Final Year Project

Promoting Research Work

All relevant results will be published in international journals and presented at national and international conferences. In addition, if these materials perform well, the patentability of any new results will be considered before any public disclosure.

Training Details


The main goal of this project is to provide a roadmap for implementing a sustainable wastewater treatment plant. The outcomes of this plant are the treated water, which is safe to be discharged into the environment, the treated sludge used as fertilizer, and finally, the biogas used for electricity production.

The project's first phase is to design a wastewater treatment plant for the USEK-university hospital, including material and energy balances, purity, sizing, process control, and optimization. After this step is completed, they will simulate the process using suitable software (AspenPlus, AutoCAD, EdrawMax) and conduct an economic study to know the feasibility of such a project. Finally, a Life Cycle Assessment study will be performed using GaBi software to evaluate the plant's environmental impacts. This last part will be conducted at the chemical engineering department at Igualada.


  • Perform and optimize the E-LCA on WWTP at the University of Lleida – Spain

Modality of the application

1. Create a student account. Click here.
2. Download the guide for applicants, application Form N°1, and application Form N°2.
3. Prepare, sign, and submit your full application online no later than December 2, 2022.

Candidates are invited to download the SWaTH Mobile App and Log In to check the updated status of their application.

Any omission or non-compliance with the instructions requested will result in the Applicant's ineligibility. Any application that does not comply with the instructions will be rejected.