Advanced Filament Identification Training
This is the only advanced filament ID class in North america, given by a premier authority in the field, where you get the chance to see all of the major filaments!. Each participant will get to use their own phase-contrast microscope without sharing. Dr. Michael Richard will provide hands-on training in microscopic examination of activated sludge/aerated stabilization basin sludges. All of the twenty major filamentous bacteria will be available for identification by the participants. Students will learn and apply the proper techniques in assessing floc characteristics, staining and identifying filamentous bacteria. Dr. Richard will present the latest findings in troubleshooting and controlling filaments. Participants should bring their own sludges for analysis. As a course prerequisite, students must have completed the basic Filament Identification workshop and have treatment plant operating experience.