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.
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.
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.
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.
Director of Advance Analytical Services
Senior Environmental Specialist - Microbiology
Treatability Lab Coordinator
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Technical Services Manager
Senior Environmental Specialist - Client Services
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CEO and Principal Consultant
Director of Pulp and Paper
Principal Engineer, SAC Water Engineering Solutions