Cost of class: $695 (includes class handout plus a copy of Eric’s newly published textbook) or $650 (includes class handout only).
As the profession moves towards resource recovery, the basic wastewater treatment plant will include primary clarification, activated sludge (aeration basins and secondary clarifiers), and anaerobic digestion. Each of these is comprehensively covered in the class to give operations professions the fundamental knowledge they need. The 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 the basic wastewater treatment plant. Additional topics include data validity and optimization. With this understanding, effluent quality variability and process energy usage can be reduced. This class is for you if you see yourself as an operations professional rather than a plant attendant, 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, and/or you truly feel beholden to the ratepayers who pay your salary.
Eric Wahlberg is WasteWater Technology Trainers’ principal instructor. His heart and soul are in operations as anybody who has seen him train can attest. Eric’s energy in front of a classroom is inspiring, entertaining, and highly motivational. The content of his training material springs from the fact that what he had to know for water and wastewater certification exams was very different, even contrary, to what he had to know for his Ph.D. in environmental engineering.
Eric’s quest with this class, and in his recently published book of the same title, is twofold: (1) to dispel the myths by clarifying and simplifying the obscure and confusing information that is currently passed onto operators as knowledge, and (2) to distill the science of wastewater treatment into a cohesive framework from which he has developed systematic, consistent process-control strategies. His hope is these strategies will be continuously refined by caring operations professionals that will continue to improve and stabilize wastewater treatment, making it more effective, efficient, and cost-effective.