Workshops for Water & Wastewater Operators

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Disinfection Alternative Operations for Water and Wastewater Systems

Description

(I) Welcome aboard as we take the small water/wastewater system operator on a voyage into the alternatives to the industry standard Chlorine for primary disinfection of drinking water and treated wastewater.

(II) The killing of bacteria, viruses, and protozoan has been the assigned task of Chlorine by gas, liquid, and solid Hypochlorite since the turn of the twentieth century. But over the past 15 years, we have come to realize that in addition to its microbe destroying power, it also reacts with many organic compounds producing Trihalomethanes, or THM's, potential carcinogens. Treated wastewater effluents, high in residual Chlorine expose the receiving stream aquatic life to potential long term harm.

(III) First, journey into a world of chlorine derivatives that are quickly becoming favorite alternatives to Chlorine. Tour the pros and cons of Chlorine Dioxide and Chloramines as alternatives to help reduce reaction byproducts. Explore the safety, cost issues, monitoring requirements necessary to adequately dispense and control these choices.

(IV) Our expedition takes the high road into exploration of the benefits and features of alternative disinfectants like Ozone, Ultraviolet, Miox , Ultra-filtration, and other disinfectants. Learn how we rediscovered the benefits of UV in recycled water and how the word "Dechlorination" is quickly disappearing from our wastewater vocabulary. Your adventure continues as we look into the disadvantages these options pose and filter out the mystery behind why some of these systems are fast becoming the favorite alternative while others lose popularity.

(V) Our adventurous look into disinfection leaves the operator with only one final thought, This presentation really is all about choices!

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to list the 5 basic requirements for any primary disinfection system.
  • Be able to list the common disinfection alternative systems to chlorine.
  • Be able to apply the “5 Basic Disinfection Requirements” to further explore of one or more of the alternative disinfection systems.
  • Compare and contrast the common alternative disinfection systems to chlorine.
  • Compare and contrast the three common chlorine compounds used in water/wastewater operations.

Please Note!

The Ohio EPA now requires all attendees to have their Core Person ID Number with them to sign in on the day of attendance. Certification of attendance to the Ohio EPA cannot be sent without this number.

Workshop Details

  • Ohio EPA approval number — OEPA – B543471 – OM
  • Instructor — Mike Harrington, C.E.T.

Hillsboro Class

  • SSCC course number — ENRC 613 ZO1
  • LocationHighland County Water Company (6696 U.S. Route 50, Hillsboro, OH)
  • Date — Wednesday, September 7, 2016
  • Time — 8:30am – 4:00pm (one hour lunch and a 15-minute break in the morning and afternoon)
  • Total Hours — 7.5 Hours, 6 Contact Hours
  • Cost — $109 (continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments will be included in price)
  • Contact — For more info, contact Russ Brewer at 937.695.9002

North Canton Class

  • SSCC course number — ENRC 6130 ZO2
  • LocationNorth Canton Dogwood Shelter (241 7th St. NE, North Canton, OH 44720)
  • Date — Wednesday, September 21, 2016
  • Time — 8:30am – 4:00pm (one hour lunch and a 15-minute break in the morning and afternoon)
  • Total Hours — 7.5 Hours, 6 Contact Hours
  • Cost — $125 (continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments will be included in price)
  • Contact — For more info, contact Russ Brewer at 937.695.9002

Barnesville Class

  • SSCC course number — ENRC 6130 ZO3
  • LocationAlbert S. George Youth Center (130 Fair St., Barnesville, OH 43713)
  • Date — Thursday, October 20, 2016
  • Time — 8:30am – 4:00pm (one hour lunch and a 15-minute break in the morning and afternoon)
  • Total Hours — 7.5 Hours, 6 Contact Hours
  • Cost — $125 (continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments will be included in price)
  • Contact — For more info, contact Russ Brewer at 937.695.9002

Registration

To register contact Kim Fitzpatrick at 800.628.7722 x4684 or kfitzpatrick@sscc.edu. or mail to:

  • Kim Fitzpatrick
  • 1850 Davids Drive
  • Wilmington, OH 45177

*Once registered, you will be contacted for arrangements to pay. Cancellations must be received seven days prior to workshop date. For help with registering, please contact Kim Fitzpatrick at 800.628.7722 x4684 or kfitzpatrick@sscc.edu.

Basic Water & Wastewater Microscopy for Operators

SSCC course number – ENRC 614 Z01

Description

This one-of-a-kind workshop was written to help water/wastewater operators obtain better process control through microscopic examination of colonies, countings, mixed liquors and other waste streams. Let’s start with the basics….microscope types & features then benefits. Let's define the microscope selection process….compare and contrast…..better features usually translates to better results; not all the time. Explore cost factors. Let’s talk sampling, petri dish preps, slide preparation, maintenance, staining techniques, and actual sample examination. Finally, organism class identification, colony counting, and how does the presence, absence, mobility, number of various classes of organisms translates to wastewater process control. Through superb computer slides and graphics, visual demonstrations, hands-on, plus a lively interactive verbal presentation, even the most advanced operator will find this program skill enhancing.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify differences and applications for the two common types of microscopes.
  • Knowing that nearly all microscopes are for clinical and other uses, operators should be able to determine best features and applications for their particular need.
  • Know what critical information can be obtained from a common microscopic examination for both a water or wastewater application.

Please Note!

The Ohio EPA now requires all attendees to have their Core Person ID Number with them to sign in on the day of attendance. Certification of attendance to the Ohio EPA cannot be sent without this number.

Workshop Details

  • Instructor — Mike Harrington, C.E.T.
  • Ohio EPA approval number — OEPA – B546204 – OM

Hillsboro Class

  • LocationHighland County Water Company (6696 U.S. Route 50, Hillsboro, OH)
  • Date — Thursday, September 8, 2016
  • Time — 8:30am – 4:00pm (one hour lunch and a 15-minute break in the morning and afternoon)
  • Total Hours — 7.5 Hours, 6 Contact Hours
  • Cost — $109 (continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments will be included in price)
  • Contact — For more info, contact Russ Brewer at 937.695.9002

North Canton Class

  • LocationNorth Canton Dogwood Shelter (241 7th St. NE, North Canton, OH 44720)
  • Date — Thursday, September 22, 2016
  • Time — 8:30am – 4:00pm (one hour lunch and a 15-minute break in the morning and afternoon)
  • Total Hours — 7.5 Hours, 6 Contact Hours
  • Cost — $125 (continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments will be included in price)
  • Contact — For more info, contact Russ Brewer at 937.695.9002

Registration

To register contact Kim Fitzpatrick at 800.628.7722 x4684 or kfitzpatrick@sscc.edu, or mail to:

  • Kim Fitzpatrick
  • 1850 Davids Drive
  • Wilmington, OH 45177

*Once registered, you will be contacted for arrangements to pay. Cancellations must be received seven days prior to workshop date. For help with registering, please contact Kim Fitzpatrick at 800.628.7722 x4684 or kfitzpatrick@sscc.edu.