Continuing Education Opportunity – Process Control Toolbox

On Sept. 5, 2012, the Division of Compliance Assistance’s Operator Certification Program will begin a two-day continuing education class on process control. Process control is a method used by operators to control the biological process of wastewater treatment. This class will be a thorough discussion of the various tools available to operators to use in the operation and troubleshooting of the treatment facility.

Some of the tools to be discussed will be:

  • sludge volume index calculation, what it is and how to use it.
  • sludge age calculation, how to use those numbers and how your influent flow and organic loading affect sludge wasting and return.
  • food-to-microorganism ratio, how to use it and what happens when you change it.
  • organic loading, the calculation and use of the numbers.
  • the differences in sludge age, mean cell residence time, solids retention time and how to use those differences.
  • correct sampling techniques for grab and composite samples and how these numbers affect the process.
  • detention time, how the amount of influent flow affects it and how this affects the process.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to start earning your wastewater continuing education hours and obtain valuable tools to use for process control, so make sure to reserve your seat today! To sign up for the class, you can register online through E-Search.

Course Title: Process Control Toolbox
Course Date: Sept. 5-6, 2012
Course Number: WW 10974
Training Hours: 12
Location: Pine Mountain State Resort Park, 1050 State Park Road, Pineville, KY 40977

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