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Programs

1. Aerated Stabilization Basin

2. Laboratory and Process Monitoring

3. Chemical Processing/Refinery Activated Sludge

4. Pulp and Paper Activated Sludge

 

 


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Laboratory and Process Monitoring
November 4th, 2020
10am - 3pm CT
$195
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Monitoring the performance of an industrial wastewater treatment plant is critical for those involved in engineering and operations. Utilization of traditional monitoring tools such as basic laboratory testing is the most common approach to process control, but the testing slate must provide valuable information to be effective. This course will introduce new, emerging techniques that allow for real-time measurements in the field, as well as more advanced laboratory techniques. The objective of the Virtual Seminar Track is to provide an understanding of what tools exist and the value that each provides. At the conclusion of this track attendees will have a solid understanding of what the most important parameters to measure are, the best ways to do that, and some advanced techniques that exist.
 

Session 1: Basics of Process Monitoring

A review of the best and most efficient process monitoring tools, providing recommendations for equipment and test methods to use. This session also introduces some new in-situ probes that can provide real-time monitoring.

Session 2: Getting the Most From Your Microscopic Exams

Microscopic exams provide an abundance of useful diagnostic information about your wastewater, if you know what to look for. This session covers key performance indicators and how to relate observations in the microscope to making process control decisions.

Session 3: Advanced Analytical Testing

This session discusses advanced analytical techniques and how to use the data that is generated. By combining GC, GC-MS, HPLC, and ICP, toxic and inhibitory compounds that may be impairing a treatment system can be identified and speciated, allowing treatment plant operators and engineers to implement necessary corrective action.

Session 4: The Purpose and Value of Treatability Studies

Under certain circumstances, basic chemical or microbiological testing alone won’t provide the necessary information about the real-world impact of a waste stream. This session discusses applied treatability studies and the value that they provide. In-depth case histories highlight practical application and show how an industrial facility was able to benefit from treatability.

Speakers

 

Dr. Cliff Lange

Dr. Cliff Lange

Director of Advance Analytical Services

Mike Katsorchisy

Mike Katsorchis

Laboratory Coordinator

David Spencer

David Spencer

Project Coordinator

Danielle Sharp

Danielle Sharp

Senior Environmental Specialist - Microbiology

Nathan Hathaway

Nathan Hathaway

Treatability Lab Coordinator

 

 


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Chemical Processing/Refinery Activated Sludge
November 11th, 2020
10am - 3pm CT
$195
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The Chemical Processing and Oil and Gas Refining industries present unique challenges to wastewater treatment and optimization. The objective of this Virtual Seminar is to introduce fundamental concepts to CPI/O&G and discuss common challenges for their wastewater process professionals. Following this track, attendees will have a basic understanding of biological treatment concepts, challenges posed to process performance efficiency, and an understanding of wastewater characterization.

Session 1: Introduction to Wastewater and the Eight Growth Pressures

It provides an understanding of the biological process, known as Secondary Treatment, and the eight main factors that interrelate to influence its achievement: BOD Loading, pH, Toxicity/Inhibition, Dissolved Oxygen, Retention Time, Nutrients, Temperature, and the Biomass.

Session 2: Toxicity/Inhibition

Identification of toxicity and inhibition potential of CPI/O&G Refining wastewater streams to wastewater biology; an introduction on the basics of bioaccumulation; a review of laboratory techniques to verify toxicity and inhibition events; and a discussion about typical pollutants common to CPI/O&G WWTPs, their effect on the process, and sources of origins.

Session 3: Wastewater Biological Health

A discussion of CPI/O&G’s influence on sludge quality and their effect on treatment, such as BOD degradation, nitrification/denitrification, and secondary clarification.

Session 4: Nitrogen Removal

Introduction of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDLs) and nutrient removal trends for discharge permits, basics of nitrification/denitrification; and an overview of complex nitrogen removal systems.

Speakers

 

Blaine Leer

Blaine Lee

Technical Services Manager

Tim O'Connor

Tim O'Connor

Senior Environmental Specialist - Client Services

 
 

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Pulp and Paper Activated Sludge
November 18th, 2020
10am - 3pm CT
$195
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Significant water usage, nutrient deficiency, potentially inhibitory compounds, mill upsets, and stringent permit limits all pose challenges to successfully operating an activated sludge system treating Pulp & Paper wastewater. The overall objective of this Virtual Seminar is to provide attendees with in-depth knowledge on the factors that dictate performance of these complex systems. Those who attend will leave with an increased understanding of the activated sludge process as a whole and be better prepared to troubleshoot treatment problems as they arise.

Session 1: The Eight Biological Growth Pressures

Eight growth pressures: food, pH, inhibition/toxicity, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, biomass, temperature, and retention time control the biological component of a wastewater treatment system. This session will cover each growth pressure in detail with an emphasis on monitoring and control. Focus will be given to the interrelationships among the growth pressures and how to use data as the starting point for system troubleshooting and optimization.

Session 2: Activated Sludge Process Control

The activated sludge treatment process requires continuous oversight by the operational team to ensure that compliance limits will be met. In addition to the eight biological growth pressures, several other parameters such as Food:Mass (F:M) and Mean Cell Residence Time (MCRT), or sludge age are routinely monitored. This session will provide an overview of process control as well as how to make correct adjustments to the F:M and MCRT in order to maintain adequate treatment.

Session 3: Primary and Secondary Clarification

Wastewater clarification is a critical component of the activated sludge treatment process. Failure to achieve adequate clarification can result in permit violations for Total Suspended Solids (TSS) and Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), as well as other parameters. This session will provide a clear understanding of how these process units function as well as actions that can be taken to address root causes of poor clarification.

Session 4: Troubleshooting

This session will be a roundtable discussion between the attendees and EBS Pulp & Paper activated sludge treatment experts including Dr. Cliff Lange, Mike Foster, and Robert Sackellares. Attendees are encouraged to come with questions pertaining to their treatment systems.

Speakers

 

Mike Foster

Mike Foster

CEO and Principal Consultant

Richard Dolly

Richard Dolly

Director of Pulp and Paper

Tripp McElwee

Tripp McElwee

Regional Consultant

Robert Sackellares

Robert Sackellares

Principal Engineer, SAC Water Engineering Solutions

 

 

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