Tag Archives: Biological Nutrient Removal

Spreading the Reach of Operations Challenge

January 31, 2018

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Orren West rises through the ranks while contributing to the competition Orren West Jr. believes in Operations Challenge. Staying involved in the competition has helped him rise through the ranks in his career, an experience West wants to pass along to his fellow operators. “I have experienced, personally, professional growth through Ops Challenge, and I […]

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California Operator Leaves a Legacy for Future Professionals

June 15, 2017

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David Hayden, Irvine Ranch Water District operations supervisor David Hayden has been a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and Santa Ana River Basin Section of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) since 1992. He is a Grade III operator in California and was recognized as CWEA Operator of the Year in […]

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WEF Webcasts Cover Phosphorus Removal, Inflow and Infiltration, and Odor

May 13, 2017

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Basics of Phosphorus Removal and Operational Lessons Learned The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Plant Operations and Maintenance Committee developed this webcast to introduce the basics of phosphorus removal in a municipal water resource recovery facility liquid stream. Subject experts will lead a classroom-style review of topics including phosphorus speciation, biological phosphorus removal, and […]

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Turning Beer Waste into Animal Feed

September 24, 2015

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When you crack open your next beverage from MillerCoors LLC (Chicago), you may not be the only species enjoying the product. Nutrients recovered from the MillerCoors Trenton Brewery in Ohio are being transformed into a protein for animal feed. In May, Nutrinsic Corp. (Glendale, Colo.) opened a protein production facility co-located with the brewery’s water […]

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Register and Attend the Nutrient Symposium 2015

June 26, 2015

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF; Alexandria, Va.), and the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) opened registration for the Nutrient Symposium 2015. The symposium, which will take place July 26−28, at the Doubletree San Jose in San Jose, Calif., focuses on how to deal with nutrient issues from […]

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Biological Nutrient Removal Featured in Most Attended Technical Session at WEFTEC 2014

April 29, 2015

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The City of Kelowna, British Columbia installed the world’s first fermenter at the Kelowna Wastewater Treatment Facility. Photo courtesy of Gerry Stevens and the City of Kelowna.

James L. Barnard shares his summary of the session   Looking back at the most-attended technical session of WEFTEC® 2014 can give a taste of the type of information and education that will be available at WEFTEC 2015 in Chicago. Technical Session 206, “The Complete Guide to Fermentation for Biological Nutrient Removal,” drew 220 attendees […]

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WEF Webcasts Educate About Optimizing Operations and Clarifiers, Trenchless Rehabilitation, Process Control, Collection Systems, and Integrated Planning

May 6, 2013

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Operational Optimization in Wastewater Utilities May 15, 1–3 p.m. (EDT) Register now. Construction Inspection for Trenchless Rehabilitation May 22, 1–3 p.m. (EDT) Register now. Process Control for Biological Nutrient Removal May 29, 1–3 p.m. (EDT) Register now. Optimizing Clarifier Design and Performance Series Part 3 — Case Histories and Discussion June 5, 1–3 p.m. (EDT) […]

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WEF Member Achievements — James L. Barnard Receives Honorary Doctorate

April 19, 2013

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Photo courtesy of Black & Veatch.

James L. Barnard, a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) since Jan. 1, 1972, and Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.) Global Practice and Technology leader, has received an honorary doctorate from the Iowa State University (Ames) College of Engineering. Barnard is known as the “father of biological nutrient removal” for inventing […]

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