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City of Bend, Water Reclamation Facility 
22395 McGrath Rd.
Bend, OR 97701

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Mandy Bonahoom 

Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment, Control and Optimization for the Operations Professional

2.4 CEU 

Wastewater treatment is a necessary and noble profession, and operations professionals want to get better at what they do for their own professional development and as stewards of ratepayer money. The objective of this class is twofold: to clarify and simplify the obscure and confusing information that is currently passed onto operators as knowledge, and to distill the science of wastewater treatment into a cohesive framework from which systematic, consistent process control strategies can be developed and continuously refined that will improve and stabilize plant performance while making operators’ jobs more effective and efficient. The class will give attendees the scientific knowledge needed to abandon old-school ideas, worn out rules of thumb, and that’s-the-way-we’ve-always-done-it mentality.

In the context of a basic activated sludge wastewater treatment plant with primary clarifiers and anaerobic digesters, the following topics will be covered: wastewater characteristics and their affect on primary clarifier performance; microbial energetics; the importance and measurement of sludge quality in the activated sludge process; air, WAS and RAS flow optimization; nutrient removal; the importance of stability, consistency and uniformity in anerobic digester operation; data variability and its necessity in process control; and optimization.

This very popular class spawned Eric’s book Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment: Process Control and Optimization for the Operations Professional published by DEStech in 2019. Eric’s abilities as a presenter-with-purpose are well captured in this email excerpt from an attendee of one of his recent certification review classes:

"By Tuesday night I began to realize how awesome Eric Wahlberg really is. By the end of the week I had developed a serious respect for you and what you have done for this field. I really do believe you’re a genius. It has been a total honor to take this class with you. The way you present the information, how you’re able to articulate exactly what is going on and draw out real world implications is amazing. You have helped make wastewater interesting and fun for me. You have given me a renewed sense of determination and a new outlook on wastewater in general. It’s amazing and I am so thankful. I had no idea what I was in store for. Even if I  pass the exam, I would STILL love to come and sit through the class again just to have you explain it all again. That’s how cool I thought it was. You’re that brilliant."

 Hosted previously by SCOS-PNCWA, this class was overwhelmingly well-received. Sign up for it now. You and your ratepayers will not be disappointed.

Included with Training – Handouts and Instruction

 Additional Materials (not required) - Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment – Hardcopy or eBook - https://wastewatertechnologytrainers.com/activated-sludge-wastewater-treatment/