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2017 Media Coverage-Sunderland MA Nitrogen Removal                                                                                                                               Treatment Plant Operators (TPO) Magazine: Simple Solutions for Process Improvement

Montana DEQ-2016 Media Coverage                                                                                                                                                                         Home Ground Radio Interview-Wastewater Plant Optimization in Montana (Audio File)

Montague MA-2016 Media Coverage                                                                                                                                                                    Montague wastewater treatment plant bacteria eat waste, save money (Greenfield Recorder)

Montague WPCF Town Meeting Presentation (Video)

Montana DEQ-Staff Presentations

Webinar to Environmental Council of States (EOS)

Award Letter (PDF)

Reports on our Latest Projects                                                                                                                                                                                           The Tennessee Story-Optimizing Nutrient Removal at Municipal Watewater Facilities                                                                                         Low Cost Nutrient Removal in Montana: A 2016 report on 11 wastewater treatment plants

A 13 minute podcast you’ll be glad you listened to
Their Sh** Don’t Stink (and now yours don’t either)

Guide to Nutrient Reduction in Tennessee                                                                                                                                                              Removal Framework Documents with Map

Technical Webinars (free)
01-Implementing & Optimizing Nitrogen Removal in Activated Sludge Treatment Facilities.
Power Point slides (PDF)
02-Implementing & Optimizing Phosphorus Removal in Activated Sludge Treatment Facilities.
Power Point slides (PDF)
03-Optimizing both Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal in Activated Sludge Treatment Facilities.
Power Point slides (PDF)
04-The Sequenced Aeration Process – Montague, Massachusetts.
Power Point slides (PDF)

Recorded General Information Webinars (free)
01-Nitrogen & Phosphorus Removal without Facility Upgrades.
Power Point slides(PDF)                                                                                                                                                                                                             02-Introduction to Nutrient removal Seminar.                                                                                                                                                                   Power Point Slides (PDF)                                                                                                                                                                                                            03-Nutrient Removal- The Science and Technology Behind Nitrogen Removal.                                                                                                          Power Point Slides (PDF)

WEF (Water Environment Federation) Webinars (free)
Web page containing links to over 100 Wastewater Webinars
Topics include: Biosolids, Collection System, Disinfection, Energy, Lab, Nutrients, Safety, and Wastewater Treatment Technologies

Recent Seminars and Presentations
No Cost” Nutrient Removal: Five Case Studies
New England Water Environment Specialty Conference: November 18, 2015
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Power Point slides (PDF)
Nitrogen & Phosphorus Removal without Facility Upgrades
Utility Management Conference: February 27, 2014
Savannah, Georgia
Power Point slides (PDF)
Nitrogen Removal without pH Adjustment in an Alkalinity Deficient Wastewater: Amherst, Massachusetts
New England Water Environment Association Annual Conference: January 29, 2014
Boston, Massachusetts
Power Point slides (PDF)
Nitrogen & Phosphorus Removal at Bargain Cost
New England Water Environment Association Nutrients & Energy Conference: May 7, 2014
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
… Presentation will be broadcast as a webinar on May 27, 2014

Wastewater Operation Savings and Increased Revenue
Montague, Massachusetts
Power Point Slides (PDF)

TPO Magazine Articles featuring Water Planet
Phosphorus Removal in Missoula, Montana: TPO February 2014
Nitrogen Removal in Amherst, Massachusetts: TPO June 2013
Nitrogen Removal in Suffield, Connecticut
: TPO December 2010

Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal Reference Materials
Free Print Materials
Can Nitrogen Removal and Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Coexist? Baeza, Guisasola and Guerrero, Water Online 2014 (web page)

Nitrogen Removal Reference Materials
Free Print Materials
Nitrogen Removal Guide for Wastewater Operators, a Water Planet reference document                                                                          Evaluation of Glycerol and Waste Alcohol as Supplemental Carbon Sources for Denitrification: thesis by Kshitiz Uprety (PDF)
Nitrogen Removal in Wastewater Treatment: ANUA 2011 (PDF)
Nitrogen Reduction Opportunities at 21 Massachusetts POTWs – Executive Summary: 2008 (PDF)
Free Videos / website links
Nitrogen Removal Basics: a YouTube Video by Steven Myers, Central Davis Sewer District
Nitrogen Reduction Opportunities at 29 Upper New England POTWs – Preliminary Report: NEIWPCC 2014 (website)
Nitrogen Removal in Activated Sludge and Trickling Filter Plants: Journal Env & Public Health 2013 (website)
Books and other documents for sale
Nitrification and Denitrification in the Activated Sludge Process: Michael H. Gerardi (link to Amazon.com)

Phosphorus Removal Reference Materials
Free Print Materials                                                                                                                                                                                                   Phosphorus Removal Guide for Wastewater Operators, a Water Planet reference document
Introduction to Phosphorus Removal-Study Guide: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (PDF)
Parameters affecting biological phosphorus removal from wastewaters: Mulkerrins, Dobson & Colleran 2004 (web page)
Phostrip Handbook: E. Kaschka & S. Weyrer 1999 (PDF)
Phosphorus Recovery in WWTPs: E. Levlin & B. Hultman (PDF)
Bio-P Removal, An Operator’s Guide: Michigan Chapter of WEF (website PDF)
Free Videos
Books and other documents for sale

Other Nutrient Removal Reference Materials
Free Print Materials
Optimization of Wastewater Treatment Processes for Nutrient Removal: Mark Greene, O’Brien & Gere 2011 (PDF)
True Confessions of the Biological Nutrient Process : Sam Jeyanayagam, CH2M Hill 2006 (PDF)
Can Sludge Fermentation Assist Your Wastewater Operations? Chris Wilson, Greeley & Hansen 2011 (PDF)
Municipal Nutrient Removal Technologies Reference Document: US EPA 2008 (PDF)
Free Videos

Books and other documents for sale
Biological and Chemical Systems for Nutrient Removal: Water Environment Federation (link to Amazon.com)
Phosphorus and Nitrogen Removal From Municipal Wastewater Principles and Practice: Richard Sedlak, Editor (Amazon.com)

Solids Reduction Reference Materials
Free Print Materials
Research Paper on Sludge cycling between aerobic, anoxic and anaerobic conditions: Semblante, Hai, Ngo, Guo & You 2014 (PDF)
Biological Solids Reduction Using the Cannibal Process: Water Environment Research 2007 (PDF)
Wastewater Operation for Sludge Reduction using the Cannibal Process: Khanthongthip, Novak & Suwandee (PDF)
Optimization of the Cannibal Process: Easwaran, Novak, Randall & Boardman (PDF)
OSA System: an Approach to Reduce Sludge Production: Perez, Gutierrez & Arnaiz (PDF)
Sludge Minimization in Activated Sludge: Ramakrishna & Viraraghavan (PDF)
Free Videos
Books and other documents for sale

O&M Savings Reference Materials
Free Print Materials
Free Videos
Books and other documents for sale

Training / Operator Certification Materials
Free Print Materials
Nitrogen Training Modules: New York State DEC Power Point Series (PDF)
Free Videos
Wastewater Operator Exam Study Guide, Part 1 of 4: YouTube Video by Christian Williams
Wastewater Operator Exam Study Guide, Part 2 of 4: YouTube Video by Christian Williams
Wastewater Operator Exam Study Guide, Part 3 of 4: YouTube Video by Christian Williams
Wastewater Operator Exam Study Guide, Part 4 of 4: YouTube Video by Christian Williams
Books for sale
University of California at Sacramento Correspondence Courses …
Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume 1: 9 CEUs
Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume 2: 9 CEUs
Advanced Wastewater Treatment: 9 CEUs
Membrane Bioreactors: 1 CEU
Operation & Maintenance of Collection Systems, Volume 1: 9 CEUs
Operation & Maintenance of Collection Systems, Volume 2: 9 CEUs
Collection Systems: Methods for Evaluating & Improving Performance: 3 CEUs
Small Wastewater System Operations & Maintenance, Volume 1: 9 CEUs
Small Wastewater System Operations & Maintenance, Volume 2: 9 CEUs
Industrial Waste Treatment, Volume 1: 9 CEUs
Industrial Waste Treatment, Volume 2: 9 CEUs
Treatment of Metal Wastestreams: 4.5 CEUs
Pretreatment Facility Inspection: 9 CEUs
Videos for Sale
Collection System Operation & Maintenance Training Videos: UCal Sacramento (DVDs): 0.6 CEUs
Pretreatment Inspection Training Videos: UCal Sacramento (DVDs): 0.6 CEUs

Wastewater Operator Mobile Resources                                                                                                                                                                             Water Calculator: A Formula Calculation Tool for Water Professionals-Download the Android App

Other Wastewater Reference Materials
Free Print Materials
Wastewater Terms, a Water Planet reference document (PDF)
Activated Sludge Process Control: State of Maine document (website PDF)
Free Videos

Clarifier Basics and State Point Analysis: a YouTube Video by Steven Myers, Central Davis Sewer District
Settling Test Using a Settleometer: A YouTube Video by Phil Koundakjian, aceops.org
Sludge Judge: a YouTube Video by Phil Koundakjian, aceops.org
Videos for Sale
Struvite Precipitation Potential Calculation Tool (DVD): University of California at Sacramento
Websites with additional resources materials

Clarifier Resource Materials: John Esler, CPE Services
Microbial Analyses: Trevor Ghylin, MicrobeDetectives