4 DAYS, Tues – Fri, 8am – 3:30pm, 26 hours, 2.6 CEUs.
As wastewater treatment moves toward resource recovery, the most basic of treatment plants will include primary clarification, activated sludge (aeration basins and secondary clarifiers), and anaerobic digestion. Each of these, then, is comprehensively covered in this class to give attendees the fundamental knowledge they need in fulfilling the operations professional’s personal mission statement: To remove pollutants from the incoming water while complying with all permits—water, air and land—and convert them to recyclable biosolids as sustainably and cost effectively as possible. This class will change the way you operate your plant to the delight of your ratepayers.
The objective of this class is to give managers, supervisors, process-control engineers, and operators an in-depth understanding of wastewater treatment. Additional topics include data validity and optimization. With this understanding, effluent quality variability and process energy usage can be reduced. If you see yourself as an operations professional and not a plant attendant, this class is for you; if you are tired of old school ideas, worn out rules of thumb, and a that’s-the-way-we’ve-always-done-it mentality, this class is for you; if you truly feel beholden to the ratepayers who pay your salary, this class is for you.