22nd February 2018, Aqua Enviro Training Suite, Wakefield
Very few activated sludge plants have been completely free from foaming and bulking problems at some time and other plants suffer these problems on a routine basis. In a similar way poor solids removal, inefficient BOD removal, odour problems, inhibition and toxicity can all occur on a seemingly random basis. Routine sampling and chemical analysis from this is expensive, demanding and its interpretation is not always clear. By contrast microscopic examination of the microbial consortium in the treatment plant is simple, inexpensive and provides extensive information as to the likely causes of plant problems. The results can also be used to optimize the performance of the plant to ensure that effluent is as good as the plant is able to produce and that energy costs and sludge production are at a minimum.
This paperback book with detailed contents of the training is given to all delegates.
Introduction to floc morphology and protozoa
Interpreting the results of microscopic examination
Control strategies for filamentous bacteria
YOUR SAMPLES: We encourage those attending the Microscopy training to bring samples from their own sites to test here. Please bring your sample of at least 50ml of activated sludge in a half filled water tight container – not more than a litre. If you are attending more than 1 day we can keep them in the fridge from when you arrive; it is still possible to identify some key things when the samples are not quite as fresh. Or if you want to arrange for colleagues to post/courier them to the office then that would be fine too.
TRAINERS: Microscopic Examination for the Operation & Control of Wastewater Treatment Plants
Emma has worked at Aqua Enviro since 2001 with a focus on activated sludge in municipal and industrial treatment plants. With her keen eye for spotting Vorticella, identifying filamentous bacterial species and the sheer number of samples examined means that Emma is well qualified to be training delegates in microscopy
Paul is a Chartered member of CIWEM and Chartered Scientist and Environmentalist and consultancy experience in water, wastewater and organic waste treatment since 2000. Over this time he was worked on projects for clients in both the industrial and municipal sectors to develop treatment solutions. He has carried out microscopy for hundreds of sites to help with plant monitoring and process improvements and he brings a wealth of knowledge in the practical implementation of microscopy for tackling the most challenging of process issues. He has been a regular presenter for the microscopy course since 2007 as well as having presented at many water industry conferences and seminars.
Dean is a project manager specialising in providing waste treatment solutions for the industrial sector.
He has also gained substantial experience in aerobic and anaerobic wastewater treatment technologies, having managed several laboratory and piloting studies, site optimisation and troubleshooting studies and more recently project managed the commissioning of a large-scale anaerobic digestion and sludge processing facility at Riverside STW, Rainham.
Working with technical experts at Aqua Enviro, Dean has developed a refined lithium tracer method for the quantification of mixing efficiencies and active zones in anaerobic digesters. This has been successfully applied to several anaerobic digesters, activated sludge plants and anoxic selector zones.
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Training will begin at 9.30 am with tea and coffee available from 9.00 am. There will be two tea breaks and a break for lunch (which is provided), the day finishes around 5.00 pm or a little before.
1 delegate = £350 (+VAT) = £420
2 delegates = £320 (+VAT) = £382 per person
3 or more delegates = £300 (+VAT) £360 per person
These discounts can be applied for multiple bookings for any of the training courses we offer.