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 Webinar Announcement

 

Energy and Nutrient Optimization for Municipal

Wastewater Treatment Plants

 

Presented by:  EPA Region 4, NC DEQ, Waste Reduction Partners

 

What: Activated sludge plants across the country have been able to reduce energy costs and improve nutrient removal by making simple, low-cost operational changes. This course will equip operators with the foundation to identify opportunities to reduce energy costs and optimize nutrient removal.

Attendees will:

  • Review the fundamentals of biological treatment and nutrient removal
  • Understand how to maximize performance and minimize electrical costs
  • Learn to recognize plant capabilities beyond what is in the O&M manual

Who:

Dr. Larry Moore has 45 years of wastewater treatment plant design and troubleshooting experience. From 1983 until 2018, Dr. Moore taught undergraduate and graduate environmental engineering courses and conducted applied research at the University of Memphis. Over the last decade, Dr. Moore helped conduct energy conservation projects for approximately 60 municipal wastewater treatment plants in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, and Mississippi. These projects were funded by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of South Alabama in 1973 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1974 and 1983, respectively.

Grant Weaver is a licensed wastewater operator and professional engineer. Born in Kansas, Grant now lives in Connecticut. Grant is a contrarian who gets pleasure from empowering wastewater operators to make treatment plants work better than those who design and regulate them believe they should.

 

When: Thursdays from February 11 – April 29, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:45 a.m. EST

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Continuing Education Credits: CE credits will be made available to North Carolina wastewater operators. Operators seeking CE credit outside of North Carolina may receive supporting documentation upon request.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (404-562-8018) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (828-707-2834)   

 

Agenda Topics

 

 

Date (2021) Topic(s) Presenter

Feb 11   

Welcomes, Course Overview, Introduction to Biological Nitrogen Removal, Part 1

Brendan Held, Corey Basinger, Terry Albrecht and Grant Weaver

Feb 18

Introduction to Biological Nitrogen Removal, Part 2

Grant Weaver

Feb 25

Activated Sludge Introduction: O2 demand and supply 

Larry Moore

Mar 4

Activated Sludge & Bio-Tiger Model

Larry Moore

Mar 11

Introduction to Biological Phosphorus Removal, Part 1

Grant Weaver

Mar 28

Introduction to Biological Phosphorus Removal, Part 2

Grant Weaver

Mar 25

North Carolina Case Studies Part 1 Brainstorm/whiteboard session/teaching applications

Grant Weaver

Apr 1

No webinar session, pilot site visits

N/A

Apr 8

North Carolina Case Studies Part 2 

Grant Weaver

Apr 15

Energy Management, Part 1

Terry Albrecht (lead)

Apr 22

Energy Management, Part 2

Terry Albrecht (lead)

Apr 29

North Carolina Case Studies, Part 3, One month follow-up, wrap-up

Grant Weaver, Brendan Held

 

Additional Resources:

Nutrient Removal Optimization: Case Studies

Pilot Partnership for Optimization Pays Off, Streamlines, December 2019

EPA Case Study: Alexander City, Al. December 2016

 

 

 

Webinars are scheduled on Thursdays from February 11 – April 29, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m. EST

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This training series is presented by the U.S. EPA Region 4 in partnership with NC DEQ, Waste Reduction Partners and supporting contractors.

 

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Contact  Brendan Held (404-562-8018) or 

Terry Albrecht (828-707-2834)