A Sponsor eShowcase creates an opportunity for a company to highlight their services and products in an online setting. The sponsor selects a topic of their choice and provides a speaker to present. Attendees are encouraged to submit live questions during the event. Educational credits are NOT available for participation in eShowcases. eShowcases are sponsored content and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of the Water Environment Federation.

The Tale of Two Systems: 2PAD & 6-Pack, Effectively Using biological Hydrolysis to Enable Co-digestion

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 1:00-1:45 PM ET

Throughout the United States, over 1,200 wastewater treatment plants are equipped with anaerobic digestion to stabilize sewage sludge into biosolids. With rapidly increasing populations, municipalities need to increase the existing capacity of biosolids treatment.

This webinar will present two technologies from SUEZ that alleviate the stress of overloaded digesters. Both the 2PAD and 6-Pack have been developed to easily fit into existing infrastructure, reduce the required hydraulic retention time in the mesophilic digesters and free up volume for additional treatment.

Not only can these technologies enable additional treatment capacity, but they also enable the plant to import organic wastes, such as residential source separated organics; food waste collected from industrial, commercial and institutional sources; and high strength liquid wastes. This webinar will introduce these enabling technologies and their capabilities to convert wastewater treatment plants into renewable energy facilities.

Additionally, attendees will hear first-hand from two facilities that have used SUEZ’s Biological Hydrolysis to maximize their digester utilization and import organic food wastes one through co-location and one through co-digestion. Each guest speaker will provide insight in their vision, plant operations and performance, as well as key considerations when importing external waste sources.

Speakers: Michael Theodoulou (SUEZ), Wesley Wong (GENeco), Tom Darby (City of Hermitage, PA), Nick Bonkoski (SUEZ - moderator)

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This is a Sponsor eShowcase presented by SUEZ Water Technologies

Solving Phosphorus Removal Challenges with Magnetite Ballasted Technology

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 1:00-1:45 PM ET

Standards for advanced total phosphorus (TP) levels in different types of water bodies continue to evolve, whether from point or nonpoint sources. As a result, many water pollution control plants (WPCP) may have to undergo major upgrades to meet TP discharge limits, some as low as 0.04 mg/l. The CoMag® system from Evoqua Water Technologies is a high-rate clarification unit operation based on chemical coagulation-flocculation which uses particles of magnetite to ballast the inorganic flocs generated. Magnetite is a naturally occurring iron ore (Fe3O4), fully oxidized, completely inert and non-abrasive. With a specific gravity of 5.2 and an affinity to be embedded inside the flocs magnetite significantly increases settling rates. Due to its ferromagnetic properties, magnetite can also be recovered in excess of 99% via rare-earth magnets installed in the waste line.

The innovative application of magnetite has been utilized in the mining industry for decades. Since its introduction in the early 2000s, the CoMag system has gained acceptance in the wastewater industry. To date, there are more than 40 plants that have selected the CoMag system to cost-effectively address their phosphorus and solids removal needs.

Join us to learn how the CoMag system can help municipalities meet stringent phosphorus permits without tertiary filters, and provide process resilience for wet weather flow management and high solids excursions.

Presented by Casey Whittier, Global Product Manager - BioMag and CoMag System, Evoqua Water Technologies

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This is a Sponsor eShowcase presented by Evoqua Water Technologies

Biogas Storage – Don’t Let Your Renewable Energy go to Waste!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 1:00-1:45 PM ET

Biogas storage systems are becoming increasingly prevalent as municipalities aim to capture renewable energy produced from anaerobically digesting sewage sludge. While the current available gas storage technologies have been utilized for decades, the design of these systems are critical for effective and efficient performance of the downstream biogas utilization systems. Membrane gas storage continues to be the most economical technology choice for either tank mounted or separate storage containment. However, several key design fundamentals and features must be considered when selecting the product to be commissioned in order to achieve the desired performance, safety and longevity of a membrane gas storage system.

Speakers:

  • Thomas Mangione, Technical Sales Manager for Anaerobic Digestion Products
  • Matthew Bronk, Product Engineer for Biosolids Products

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This is a Sponsor eShowcase webcast presented by Evoqua Water Technologies

MABR Technology Application for Nutrient Removal Upgrades and Improving Process Resilience

Tuesday April 7, 2020 - 1:00-1:45 PM ET

Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) is an emerging wastewater treatment technology that is gaining traction for its ability to deliver process intensification while also reducing energy consumption. The first full-scale MABR plants have been in operation for more than 2 years and proven the benefits of increasing capacity in existing tank volumes and energy savings. The industry continues to explore other applications of the technology, including how it can be used to improve treatment plant resilience to peak flows, temperature change, and shutdown events.

This webinar provides an overview of ZeeLung MABR technology plus insights and experiences from industry leaders from Black & Veatch who will share their experiences with two applications of the technology – nutrient removal upgrades and improving process resilience.

For more information, visit https://www.suezwatertechnologies.com/lp-zl-wef.

Speakers:

  • Amit Kaldate, Domain Leader, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
  • Sandeep Sathyamoorthy, Principal Process & Innovation Leader, Black & Veatch
  • Andrew Shaw, Global Practice and Technology Leader for Sustainability & Wastewater, Black & Veatch

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This is a Sponsor eShowcase webcast presented by Suez Water Technologies

The Next Generation of Phased Activated Sludge Technology with Model-Predictive Control

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 1:00-1:45 PM ET

With aging infrastructure, a need to future-proof facilities and an uncertain future of skilled operators, the Town of Liberal, KS has embarked on the construction of a state of the art BIO-DENITRO facility. This state of the art treatment process will not only provide enhanced BNR capabilities, but will feature the most advanced cloud-based model predictive control system with the AQUAVISTA Plant digital service from Veolia.

Speakers:

  • Mark Drake, Biological Product Manager, Veolia
  • Pete Earles, Earles Engineering

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This is a Sponsor eShowcase presented by Veolia Water Technologies

Optimizing biological treatment performance by monitoring carbon levels

Tuesday February 11, 2020 - 1:00-1:45 PM ET

This webcast will outline the importance of tracking carbon levels to better control biological treatment systems and share case study examples that highlight how Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analysis can be used to drive optimal performance. An interactive discussion between Adit Jatkar and Darin Clum will follow.  Together, they have over 20 years of experience working with various analyzers and biological systems. 

Speakers:

  • Adit Jatkar, Global Product Application Specialist, SUEZ
  • Darin Clum, CEO, Top Water LLC

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This is a Sponsor eShowcase presented by Suez

Wastewater Salinity Reduction – Applications Using Alternate Flow Sheets

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 1:00-1:45 PM ET

This webinar seeks to focus on less commonly discussed applications, technologies, and case studies where a municipal or industrial wastewater stream required salinity reduction. The phrase salinity reduction is used to group in various different potential goals, including such examples as broad spectrum desalination and TDS removal and more targeted removal of chloride or sodium. More specifically, this webinar seeks to promote discussion around common applications such as indirect/direct potable reuse, cooling tower blowdown recycling, and recovery of RO concentrate. The discussion will include some market insights, as well as when a given technology will be best suited. Technologies included in the discussion will be reverse osmosis/nanofiltration and electrodialysis reversal (EDR). Several case studies will be presented.

Speakers

  • Jamie Vinsant, Product Manager for Electrodialysis Products
  • Patrick Girvin, Global Sales Leader for SUEZ Reverse Osmosis and Electrodialysis products and systems 
  • Jason Haase, Global Business Intelligence Manager

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This is a Sponsor eShowcase presented by Suez

Building Tomorrow’s Resilience: Why Digital Twins Are Shaping the Water Utility Status Quo

Tuesday November 12, 2019 - 2:00-2:45 PM ET

Solve operational challenges before they occur. Look beyond SCADA with OpenFlows water network digital twins.

In a connected data environment, information bridges accelerate wet infrastructure projects to the point where utilities can mirror and accurately simulate the health and performance of operating assets under a range of conditions. This revolutionary technology provides near real-time decision support for network operations, so you can plan intelligently, evaluate alternatives, and improve capital planning and budget resources.

Discover how to "see into the future"  by utilizing a water network digital twin. In this 30-minute session, Ari Opdahl, Senior Manager, Water Infrastructure, will share valuable insights for creating a sustainable smart water strategy. By comparing results between simulations and measured data, you’ll see how other utilities are identifying critical point system that require attention, like a growing leak or an unexpected closed valve.

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize accurate, real-time network data to quickly identify problems and forecast conditions—with or without mitigation planning
  • React to real-time events and emergencies, or conduction multiple continuous simulations for faster response
  • Leverage IT data for non-IT people, to provide visibility into engineering outcomes for non-engineers

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This is a Sponsor eShowcase presented by Bentley Systems, Inc.

Knoxville Utilities Board - Peak Flow Management and Eliminating Diversions with Biologically Enhanced High Rate Clarification

Tuesday October 15, 2019 - 1:00-1:45 PM ET

Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) provides wastewater services to more than 400,000 customers in and around Knoxville, TN. KUB owns and operates four wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) and as part of their Long Term Control Plan, with the help of CDM, they evaluated and implemented improvements to address wet weather capacity issues for remediation of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). The extensive evaluation looked at a variety of conditions and potential solutions and took into consideration cost and non-cost factors, process performance, as well as potential construction and operational impacts during implementation. Biologically Enhanced High Rate Clarification (BEHRC) was recommended and this presentation discusses the project drivers, implementation plan, and operational aspects of how BEHRC has helped KUB to successfully mitigate SSOs.

Speakers:

  • Billie Jo McCarley, PE, Knoxville Public Utilities
  • Reid Staton, Veolia

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This is a Sponsor eShowcase presented by Veolia Water Technologies

The Modern Oxidation Ditch – We’re Not Just Going In Circles!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 1:00-1:45 PM ET

Is the oxidation ditch still a relevant technology? Oxidation ditches were developed in the late 1950s. These race-track configurations were originally designed for BOD removal with extended aeration and shallow tanks (large footprint). Evoqua entered the oxidation ditch space in 1968 with the introduction of the Orbal system. Since then Evoqua has evolved this technology to accommodate the challenges of our wastewater industry. Evoqua’s modern oxidation ditches are designed based on simultaneous nitrification-denitrification, multistage configurations to meet stringent nutrient limits, deeper tanks , and process controls to optimize energy consumption. This presentation will review the evolution of oxidation ditches and will present the value and opportunities that modern oxidation ditches can offer to our industry. Don’t ditch the ditch!

Presented by Mike Doyle and Sergio Pino-Jelcic of Evoqua

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This is a Sponsor eShowcase presented by Evoqua Water Technologies

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Total Process Management from the Cloud at Roxborough Water and Sanitation District

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 1:00-1:45 PM ET

As more utilities look to incorporate IoT into their management systems, cloud-based platforms will become increasingly prevalent. This webinar will explore the selection and implementation of a cloud-based total process management solution for a growing Colorado utility.

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This is a Sponsor eShowcase presented by Veolia Water Technologies
and Roxborough Water and Sanitation District

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Increasing Treatment Capacity with ZeeLung MABR Technology – An Overview and Case Study

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 1:00-1:45 PM ET

ZeeLung MABR (membrane aerated biofilm reactor) technology is an innovative solution that maximizes the treatment capacity from existing tank volumes while also reducing energy consumption. Conventional solutions require the construction of new tanks; other process intensification technologies are complex and energy inefficient. ZeeLung can increase treatment capacity by up to 50% in existing tank volumes, improve process resilience to upset conditions, be implemented quickly without the need for major civil works and save up to 50% of the energy required for process aeration.

The Yorkville-Bristol Sanitary District (YBSD) serves a population of 18,500 and has a treatment capacity of 3.62 mgd. Its facility was facing challenges, including population growth and new industrial contributions likely to exceed its rated organic capacity as well as a new total phosphorus limit of 1mg/L, requiring the footprint-constrained plant be upgraded. Rather than constructing a separate treatment plant on adjacent property, YBSD sought a retrofit solution that would minimize capital expenditure, avoid significant civil modifications to the facility and accelerate the implementation schedule versus construction of a new plant. YBSD chose to upgrade the plant with SUEZ’s ZeeLung technology in combination with enhanced biological phosphorous removal. The ZeeLung MABR system was commissioned in 2018 and is the largest MABR system in North America.

This webinar will provide an overview of ZeeLung MABR technology and the YBSD project.

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This is a Sponsor eShowcase presented by Suez

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