Note: Tyler Hammerle is a project engineer at Wessler Engineering and just attended his first Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) Annual Conference. We asked him to write about some things he took away from the 2019 technical sessions he attended. Below is a summary of a presentation on activated sludge, in Tyler's own words.
Hosted jointly by the Indiana Industrial Operators Association (IIOA) and the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) Pretreatment Committee, wastewater treatment professionals from around the state gathered in Indianapolis on April 2-4 to learn, grow and collaborate at the 2019 Wastewater Industrial Technical Training & Education (WITtec) Conference. This year’s conference theme was Pollution Prevention and New Technologies in Wastewater Treatment.
This past September, the City of Monticello Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was the site of a Lunch and Learn, as well as a comprehensive tour of the new and improved plant that was last upgraded 17 years ago. The event was hosted by the Indiana Water Environment Association Residuals and Resource Recovery Committee and the City's Wastewater Superintendent, Adam Downey. The Lunch and Learn included presentations on the various aspects and details of the improved plant. The included video highlights the day's activities and shows off some of the new improvements.
Each year Operators, Engineers, Manufacturer Representatives and more to come together at the Indiana Water Environment Association’s annual conference in Indianapolis to discuss the latest in the world of water, wastewater and stormwater.
Several members of the Indianapolis office recently participated in an informative tour of Indianapolis’ largest wastewater treatment plant.
The 2016 IWEA Annual Conference had many great exhibits, speakers, and presentations, all providing new technology and services to the world of wastewater. How to save and reuse resources, and treat wastewater efficiently were reoccurring themes. We have recapped three hot topic presentations from last week's annual conference.
Wastewater Plants around the world have varying loading characteristics and technologies, and many employ the biological nitrification process to convert ammonia to a less toxic form in wastewater. The nitrification process requires oxygen that is provided by large blowers or aeration mixers. The oxygen is transferred to the water and provides an electron acceptor for the biochemical reaction that converts ammonia to nitrate. In an ever changing world challenged with the rise of energy costs, there has been a push to develop technologies that offer energy efficiency and reduced operating costs. Aeration is typically the largest energy consumer, requiring 40-60% of the plant’s total electric demand charge. However, there are ways to reduce the growing demand:
Wessler Engineering is pleased to announce that it now offers training and education services related to wastewater treatment in the form of workshops designed to educate and engage you and your treatment staff by applying “textbook” material directly to your specific facilities.
IDEM will only be accepting electronic reports come the end of 2016. Your wastewater treatment plant's paper reports will soon be a thing of the past. Wessler is here to help make this transition easier. In this blog post we will cover what you will need to get started, what initial steps you need to take, and additional options available to help you make the transition before it is too late!
“IDEM will not accept paper DMRs/MROs/MMRs after the end of 2016. The last paper DMRs that can be submitted will be for November 2016. NetDMR will be required for all DMRs/MROs/MMRs beginning with the December 2016 reports.” - IDEM
Attention Wastewater Operators! Did you know?
IDEM (Indiana Department of Environmental Management) has updated the Bypass/Overflow Incident Report (State Form 48373) that should be used for all SSOs and non-permitted CSO events.
How do I know I have the correct form?
Look in the upper left corner of the form and make sure you are now using State Form 48373 (R6 / 6-15)