wastewater operator training Articles

  • Case study: Wastewater Compliance & Operational Efficiency

    Our Solution: The mai application suite was deployed side by side with an existing PLC network. The company installed individual meters for water, electricity and gas at strategic locations around the site. mai was used to analyze and deliver to relevant personnel daily, weekly, monthly and year to date information in a timely manner. Through mai functionality, the company was able to ...


    By EHA Soft Solutions

  • ‘Math Solutions’ For Wastewater Operator Certification-Flow Rate Conversion calculations

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on Flow Rate Conversion calculations. http://www.wateronline.com/doc/math-solutions-flow-rate-conversions-0001 By Dan Theobald, ...

  • Key Operating Strategies for Chlorine Disinfection Operating Systems

    ABSTRACTChlorine has been used as a standard for disinfecting wastewater for many years. While being the standard There are many levels of automation for control of disinfection. To select the best control approach for your facility both control strategies and chlorination chemistry must be understood. Permit conditions must also be fully identified; organism concentrations and operational data. ...

  • Design, Bidding, and Construction Experiences of Publicly Owned and Operated Onsite Wastewater Systems in Four Communities

    ABSTRACTUSDA Rural Development, Iowa (USDA RD) has funded 4 EPA Model 5 Management type onsite wastewater projects; 2 projects are with existing rural water utilities, 1 project with a city, and 1 project with a county government. All are existing communities with a small user base and low household incomes. The design, bidding, and construction of these types of onsite wastewater projects, while ...

  • Cross training found necessary to mine automation savings at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Plant

    In 1996 the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DCWASA) was created by an Act of Congress. The Authority operates water distribution, and wastewater collection systems for the entire District of Columbia, and wastewater treatment for the District of Columbia as well as large portions of adjoining Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, and sections of Fairfax and Loudon ...

  • Wastewater Treatment & Recycle

    Fresh water is a scarce commodity; this fact is well acknowledged by one and all. People at all levels be it general public, governmental bodies, and industries understand the implications of good quality water availability in terms of quantity, cost and wastage. As a consequence, there is a growing consensus on wastewater treatment for recycle/reuse. This paper briefly describes the treatment ...

  • The natural way to clean wastewater

    John Todd founded Ocean Arks International in the 1980s, where he started to experiment with processes that mimic natural ways to purify wastewater. He built a greenhouse and ran sewage through a series of tanks, with plants suspended in the flowing waters, and constructed marshes made of sand and gravel. No chemicals were added, but plenty of aquatic creatures from snails to small fish were ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Outsourcing to Improve Effectiveness, Reduce Cost, and Create Sustainability of Technical Training in the Water and Wastewater Industry

    ABSTRACTA major global chemical company experiencing limited success in the training of global plant personnel outsourced to a professional training services firm, achieving a significant increase in measured learning and a reduction in non-compliance incidents. INTRODUCTIONA major global chemical company was experiencing limited success in the training of global plant personnel in the subject ...

  • Wastewater Metals Removal

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Wastewater Treatment Metals Removal Ton Nerve Gas Agent Container Rinse Waters ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Skimming Oily Wastewater

    As large generators of oily wastewater tighten effluent controls, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is targeting smaller generators. Some of the firms receiving their attention are smaller manufacturing plants, automotive garages, mobile equipment service shops and truck farms. Many of these firms do not have access to a sanitary sewer system that will accept oily wastewater. Because ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Expert On-the-Job Training and the Aging Workforce

    ABSTRACTApproximately seven years ago, the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati-Wastewater Treatment Division realized there was no standardized training system in place and there was no gauge to measure the success of the training being performed. It also realized it had an aging workforce that is now nearing retirement and the knowledge that could ...

  • The Effects of Bioaugmentation in Collection System on WWTP Operations

    In 2004 the wastewater treatment plant in the Town of Orange Park had a very unique problem. The Town was in violation of the current Water Quality Based Effluent Limits (WQBEL) permit while they were simultaneously planning for the even more stringent, Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) permit to take effect in 2008. The Town needed to address both long and short term wastewater treatment ...

  • A Comparison of Operating Strategies – Chlorine vs UV

    ABSTRACTCity of Scott’s Valley owns and operates a 1.5 mgd activated sludge wastewater treatment plant. Currently about 0.3 mgd of the secondary effluent is diverted to the recycled water facility. Two chlorine disinfection alternatives (both using liquid sodium hypochlorite) and UV disinfection were considered to all the facility to achieve high level (Title 22) disinfection requirements from ...

  • Town of Manhattan Wastewater Treatment Plant

    The Manhattan treatment plant is a 400,000 GPD plant in two trains, containing six 24 x 5.0 Bio-WheelTM. It is able to nitrify and denitrify, with two anoxic basins ahead of the aeration basins. Two conventional flight and scraper clarifiers are used. Three Penn Valley RA S/MLSS pumps are located in a separate pump room. The plant is designed for a future expansion to 0.8 MGD. At this time the ...


    By H2O Innovation

  • Reverse osmosis system to reclaim wastewater

    The Facility Pragati Power Corporation Limited, formerly Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB), was formed by the Government of National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi in 1997 for the purpose of generation and distribution of power to the entire area of NCT of Delhi. To bridge the gap between demand and supply and to have reliable power supply to the capital city of Delhi, a 330 MW combined cycle Gas ...

  • Case study - KSFA onsite systems classroom training

    Installer: Kansas Small Flows Association Participants Instructor: Allison Biodig, REHS In August of 2009, around 40 participants were able to take part in the KSFA (Kansas Small Flows Association) "Classroom Training" workshop that taught the fundamentals of Drip Irrigation and Sand Filter onsite wastewater septic systems. The workshop, designed as an introduction to onsite systems, is ...


    By Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • Linking Day-to-Day Operations to Business Strategy

    ABSTRACT “Identifying and establishing internal and external measures for all divisions that focus on process improvement, better understanding of operating costs, reducing those costs, and streamlining the organization” is presented as a major initiative in the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati’s (“MSDGC”) 2005-2008 Strategic Plan. This paper examines the implementation ...

  • Reverse osmosis system reclaims 86% wastewater in singapore

    The Problem Singapore, a small island-state with few natural resources, currently imports about half of the country’s potable water supply from neighboring Malaysia and efforts are being made by the Singapore government o reduce dependence on imports. The increased success of recycling and reuse of waste water in Singapore is a key strategy to Singapore’s increased self ...

  • National, State, and Provincial Perspectives on Distance Education in Operator Certification

    ABSTRACTThis paper discusses various national, state, and provincial perspectives on distance education as it pertains to treatment plant operator certification and continuing education. The Association of Boards of Certification, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Water Environment Federation, the American Water Works Association, and the Association of State Drinking Water ...

  • Better Management of Wastewater: Smiths Snackfood Company

     A consultancy study of company operations involved staff at all levels of the organisation and led to greater environmental awareness and significant cost savings and environmental benefits. Initial projects focussed on reducing solids in effluent to eliminate overloading of the wastewater treatment plant servicing the potato and corn processing lines. The initiatives taken have resulted in ...


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