This course will provide practical information and guidance to attendees on effective operation of their biological treatment units, as well as the available tools to troubleshoot process upsets and employ corrective actions. Attendees of this training session will acquire information and skills necessary to provide proactive responses to abnormal conditions in their biological treatment process, allowing them to avoid upsets leading to effluent noncompliance or recover from them more quickly. Specific subjects covered in this session will include:
Basic Principles of Biological Treatment and Solids Separation
Growth Pressures for Biological Treatment
Monitoring Bioreactor Health
Identifying and Correcting Abnormal Operating Conditions
Troubleshooting with Microscopic Evaluations
This session will also include a real-time demonstration of a microscopic examination on samples of activated sludge. Attendees are encouraged to bring samples from their facilities to be analyzed during the course.