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Activated Sludge Troubleshooting & Optimization

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Ron Schuyler teaching classCourse Description
Need advanced, hands-on discussion and training related to activated sludge process control? Many students require advanced lessons in troubleshooting to build upon previous Activated Sludge Process Control training. After new experiences are obtained in operating their plants, additional hands-on troubleshooting and discussion with industry peers can help water & wastewater professionals further their process knowledge and ultimately enhance plant performance. In response to student feedback, Tetra Tech RTW is now pleased to provide a new course offering: ASPC Troubleshooting. This new course expands our continuum of training in the optimization and operation of an activated sludge system. Students will review and re-explore essential microbiology and biochemistry, analytical procedures and data evaluation for process control, mass balance and wasting control, and determination of appropriate return rates. However, beyond its examination of process controls, ASPC Troubleshooting explores the practice of basic plant troubleshooting through prepared case studies of actual plants whose operations were improved by Tetra Tech RTW personnel during site visits. Learn from the experience of others and explore with our experts the manner in which you might be able to achieve process improvements and dollar savings at your plant.

Your Instructors: Ronald G Schuyler, P.E., B.C.E.E., Joe R. Tamburini, P.E. & H. C. Laing, Ph.D.

“Absolutely loved the course and interaction between the instructors & students.” – Troubleshooting Student, 2007

“Ron is a gifted teacher, he engages the students and he keeps the mood lively.” – ASPC Student, April 2006

“Ron Schuyler has fast become the country’s most sought after process control activated sludge microbiologist!” – Environmental Training Center, West Virginia





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Who Should Attend?

Water & wastewater operations, students in Tetra Tech RTW Diploma Program, past students of ASPC & BNR training seeking more hands-on problem-solving, Industrial plant personnel utilizing activated sludge processes. Recommend students should complete Activated Sludge Process Control course prior to Activated Sludge Troubleshooting:



Dates and Locations
November 8-10, 2011- Activated Sludge Troubleshooting & Optimization, Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas class location, including directions, hotel information, and visitor's guides.


What Will Be Covered During Class

Day One
arrow Introduction
arrow Troubleshooting Process
arrow Physical Observations
arrow Return Control
arrow Mass Balance
arrow SOUR
arrow Data Analysis

Day Two
arrow Data Collection programs
arrow ORP
arrow Microscopic Observation
arrow Bulking Control
arrow Wasting Control
arrow Related Systems/Solutions

Day Three
arrow Data Analyses
arrow System Loadings
arrow Trend Charting
arrow Unit Capacity Analysis
arrow Workshops
arrow Summary/Next Steps



MicroscopeRegistration

Interested parties please click on the following link to register online. Space is limited, so sign up early!
Tuition: $895 (Save $100 if registered 30 days prior.)
Contact Hours*: 24

Note: Tetra Tech makes every effort to put on each class as advertised, and to add additional dates and locations throughout the year. However, each class has minimum and maximum registration requirements. We may be called upon at different times to cancel or reschedule a course, or close registrations. In the event of rescheduling or cancellation, all registered students will be given 30-days advance notice, and can transfer into the next available session of the registered course or another of equal value. We regret if this causes any inconvenience. Thank you.


CEU Credits
*Upon completion of a class, Tetra Tech RTW will mail a Certificate of Completion and the number of professional contact (education) hours completed by the student. The C.E.U. or C.U. hours or credits accepted by each state’s licensing or certification boards may vary, and students should submit within their own state for credit. Some classes are already approved in different states. For more information, and to contact the appropriate agency in your state, visit: Wastewater Certification Information or Water Certification Information.


Contact Information
For more information, please contact Tetra Tech RTW Training at (303) 825-5999, (800) 473-5999, or email, rtw.training@tetratech.com.


Additional Information

ASPC Diploma Series information

View the 2009 Education & Training brochure in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

View the Activated Sludge Troubleshooting & Optimization training course brochure in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.


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