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Microconstituents and Industrial Water Quality 2009


Session 1: Industrial Wastewater Treatment
Session 2: Energy Use Management and Optimization in Industrial Wastewater Treatment Processes
Session 3: Improving Energy Efficiency
Session 4: Microconstituents:  Sources and Fate
Session 5: Industrial Wastewater Membrane Treatment
Session 6: Pharmaceutical Wastewater Treatment
Session 7: Microconstituent Wastewater Treatment
Session 8: Industrial Wastewater Reuse and Zero Discharge
Session 9: Microconstituents in Biosolids: Present Knowledge and Future Direction
Session 10: Treatment of Selenium in Wastewater
Session 11: Nanotechnology: What Wastewater Utilities Need to Know About Nanomaterial
Session 12: Novel Treatment of Metals in Wastewater
Session 13: Latest Research and What Does It Mean to Wastewater Utilities
Session 14: Effective Public Communications in the Face of Uncertainty
Session 15: Fate of Key Biosolid Microconstituents After Land Application
Session 16: Antimicrobial and Antiboiotic Resistance





Session 1:      Industrial Wastewater Treatment

The Eckenfelder Model for the Activated Sludge Process Treating Industrial Wastewaters
W. Wesley Eckenfelder Jr., AquAeTer, Inc.

35 Years of Photos of Industrial Wastewater Treatment Problems
Al Goodman, Camp Dresser & McKee

Bioscrubbing of Process Air Emissions: When Does it Work?
Hugh Monteith, Hydromantis, Inc.; Joe Cleary, HydroQual

Improving Industrial SBR Treatment with IFAS Technology
Clifford A. Merritt, Owens Corning

Givaudan MBBR Upgrade: Before and After
Christian Cabral, N.A. Water Systems; Robert E. Malson, Jr., Givaudan Flavors Corporation

Case Study: Pretreatment of Challenging Pork Rinds Manufacturing Wastewater
Miroslav Colic, Wade Morse, Ariel Lechter, Clean Water Technology, Inc.

Utilization of Calligonum comosum as a New Adsorbent Material for Lead Iron Removal from Aqueous Solution
M.A. Ackacha, R. Azaka, Sebha University


Session 2:      Energy Use Management and Optimization in Industrial Wastewater Treatment Processes

The Use of Wastewater Treatment Process Modeling to Optimize Oxygen Requirements in BNR Systems
Gary Grey, HydroQual, Inc.
*Paper not Available

Aerospace Blowers – A New Generation of Blowers Offers Significant Cost Savings in Reactor Aeration
Omar Hammoud, APG-Neuros Inc.
*Paper not Available

Beneficial Re-Use of Waste Carbon, From Food to Hazardous Wastes; Partnering with a Digestion Facility to Turn Waste into Power
Michael D. Curtis, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.



Session 3:      Improving Energy Efficiency

Energy and Greenhouse Gas Implications for Removal of Micro-Constituents in Wastewater
Hugh Monteith, Hydromantis, Inc.

Industrial Wastewater Aeration and Energy Conservation at Millipore Corporation
Wayne Bates, Joshua Fawson, Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc.; Bobby D. Young, Millipore Corporation

Industrial Wastewater Treatment Systems Can Become Energy Efficient
Joseph C. Cantwell, Science Applications International Corporation


Session 4:      Microconstituents:  Sources and Fate

Understanding Sources of Microconstituents and Why We Chose to Use Them
Don Vandertulip, Al Goodman, CDM

Theoretical Mass Loading of Human Derived Estrogenic Compounds to Watewater Collection Systems, its Relation to Population Growth, and Potential Source Control Measures to Reduce Impacts to Aquatic Biota in Receiving Waters
Brandon Koltz, Symbiont

Fate and Transport of Natural Steroid Hormones in the Environment
Tolessa Deksissa, University of the District of Columbia

Identifying Estrogenic Effects of Wastewater on Receiving Stream Trout
Clint Rogers, Craig Ashcroft, Carollo Engineers; Michael Luers, Michael Boyle, Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District; Eric Wagner, Utah Department of Natural Resources; Clint Rogers, Carollo Engineers

Biodegradation of Endocrine Disrupting Wastewater Micro-Constituents in Stream Systems
Paul M. Bradley, U.S. Geological Survey


Session 5:      Industrial Wastewater Membrane Treatment

Accelerated Parallel Pilot Testing of Flat Sheet and Hollow Fiber Membrane Bioreactor Technology Reduces SBR Retrofit Costs
Jason Rushing, Craig Murray, John Koon, Malcolm Pirnie; James Lewis, Robert Polino, Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc.

Effectiveness of a Membrane Bioreactor on Weak Domestic Wastewater Containing Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Paul Rodrigue, Alison Rielly, CDM

Chlorination For Filament Control: A Revised Approach
Houston Flippin, Everett Gill, Brown and Caldwell

Pilot-Scale Testing of Anaerobic and Aerobic MBRs at a Molasses Based Distillery
Heyward Suber, Ron Ballard, Tom Sandy, Bill Bratt, Jeff Tudini, CH2M HILL; Scott Christian, Shannon Grant, ADI Systems

Membrane Bioreactor for Meat Processing Wastewater
Markus Roediger, Dr. Roediger Consult; Sandra Schuler, Huber Technology Inc.; Ralph Teckenberg, Andreas Bohm, Torsten Hackner, Hans Huber AG

Treating RV Waste using MBR
Mark Stone, Enviroquip


Session 6:      Pharmaceutical Wastewater Treatment

Identification and Control of Calcium and Solids Fouling in a Packed Tower Steam Stripper
Patrick J. Cyr, AGC; Edward G. Helmig, Wyeth; Rominder P. S. Suri, Temple University; Scott Stoddard, Wyeth

Pharmaceuticals and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Reclaimed Wastewater
William J. Luksemburg, Martha M. Maier, Andrew Patterson, Vista Analytical Laboratory
*Paper not Available

Novel Treatment for Challenging Pharmaceutical Waste
Ajit Ghorpade, Christian Cabral, N.A. Water Systems; Maria Eckenberg, Thomas Welander, Chandler Johnson, AnoxKaldnes

API Removal from Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Wastewater: Results of Full Scale Wastewater Treatment Performance
Edward G. Helmig, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals; Rominder P.S. Suri, Temple University; Patrick J. Cyr, Mohan S. Nayak, AGC

Treatment Technologies for the Removal of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Microconstituents from Pharmaceutical Process Wastewaters
Joy L. Malinowski, ALZA Corporation; James P. Chaplick, Paul J. O'Brien, Woodward & Curran Inc.

Pharmaceutical Fate in Engineered Wetlands: Predicting Attenuation Mechanisms
Anna Mehrotra, Katherine Bell, CDM
*Paper not Available


Session 7:      Microconstituent Wastewater Treatment

Microconstituents - What is a Typical Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Designer To Do?
Christopher W. Tabor, CDM

Comparison of Trace Organics and Estrogenic Activity Removal in Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge and Conventional Wastewater Treatment
Hyun-su Kim, Ruoting Pei, Duke University; Ki Don Cho, Washington D.C. District Department of the Environment; James Gellner, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.; Joshua P. Boltz, CH2M HILL, Inc.; Claudia Gunsch, Duke University; Robert G. Freudenberg, Entex Technologies, Inc.; Andrew J. Schuler, University of New Mexico

Partitioning of Brominated Flame Retardants in Wastewater Treatment: Model Calibration and Loading Projections
Hugh Monteith, Hank Andres, Spencer Snowling, Hydromantis, Inc.

Fate of Hormonal Compounds in Anaerobic MBR (AnMBR) for Landfill Leachate Treatment
Anh Do, Daniel Yeh, University of South Florida
*Paper not Available

The HiPOx® Advanced Oxidation Process: A Versatile, Efficient, and Waste-Free Alternative for Recycled Water Disinfection and EDC Destruction
Louis LeBrun, Keel Robinson, Applied Process Technology, Inc.

NDMA: A Microconstituent in Wastewater - Occurence, Sources, and Removal by UV and AOP
Khalil Z. Atasi, Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.
*Paper not Available

Session 8:      Industrial Wastewater Reuse and Zero Discharge

On-Line Dynamic Simulation to Monitor Multi-Point Water Inventories at an Industrial Water Treatment Plant
Rajeev Goel, Bruce Tole, Spencer Snowling, Olver Schraa, Hydromantis, Inc.

A Zero Dischage Success Story
Charles M. Suenkonis, David W. Wolfe, AECOM; Daniel D. Dellicker, East Penn Manufacutring Company

Innovative Delivery of a No-Discharge Wastewater Recycle System
Michael D. Curtis, Craig Schatzlein, Fuss & O'Neill, Inc.

Wastewater Reuse at a Petroleum Refinery
Lucy Pugh, Carl Finlay, AECOM; Alan Burghart, NCRA

Magnetic Ion Exchange for White Water Treatment and Recycling
Ellen Gaby, Abigail Holmquist, Orica Watercare, Inc.

Conservation and the Industrial Water Footprint
Mikel Goldblatt, Environmental Management Corporation


Session 9:      Microconstituents in Biosolids: Present Knowledge and Future Direction

Microconstituents in Biosolids: An Overview from the Municipal Perspective
Thomas A. Granato, Lakhwinder S. Hundal, Kuldip Kumar, David T. Lordi, Louis Kollias, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Session 10:    Treatment of Selenium in Wastewater

Selenium Characterization in the Ottawa River Near Lima, OH and Re-Evaluation of Existing Permit Limit
Redman, Garland, HydroQual; Schroeder, Logsdon, Husky Refinery

Technologies and Strategies for the Treatment of Selenium as a Microconstituent in Industrial Wastewater
Jamal Shamas, Cynthia Wagener, Terrance Cooke, URS Corporation

Selenium Removal from Refinery Wastewater via Iron Co-precipitation in a Mobile Clarifier
Charles McCloskey, Siemens Water Technologies; Tom Jettinghoff, Husky Energy


Session 11:    Nanotechnology: What Wastewater Utilities Need to Know About Nanomaterial

Nanotechnology: What Wastewater Utilities Need to Know About Nanomaterial
Brendlyn Faison, US EPA

Nanotechnology and Wastewater Treatment
Ganesh Rajagopalan, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants; Joshua Smeraldi, University of California


Session 12:    Novel Treatment of Metals in Wastewater

Actiflo® High Rate Clarification Retrofitted into Terminal Treatment Plant at Severstal NA Sparrows Point LLC
Mark Hess, Charles D. Blumenschein, N.A. Water Systems; Mike Vogler, Severstal NA Sparrows Point LLC

Treatment of Metal Finishing Wastewater from Aircraft Maintenance Operations Using an Electrocoagulation Treatment Process
Forough Firouzi, Mark A. Ross, Gordon Champneys, Michael J. McFarland

Heavy Metals Reduction Strategies for Industrial Wastewaters
Jitendra Shah, Anthony Sommese, Nalco Company

Selenium Removal – Case Studies Using Various Technologies
Kashi Banerjee, N.A. Water Systems, a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Company

ABMET:  Setting the Standard for Selenium Removal
Jill Sonstegard, GE Water & Process Technologies


Session 13:    Latest Research and What Does It Mean to Wastewater Utilities

Papers for this session are not available.  This session was designed to be interactive and contain the latest up-to-date information.


Session 14:    Effective Public Communications in the Face of Uncertainty

Papers for this session are not available.  This session was designed to be interactive and contain the latest up-to-date information.

Session 15:    Fate of Key Biosolid Microconstituents After Land Application

Fate of PBDEs in Biosolids and Soil From Farms that Receive Biosolids Application
Andrade, N.A., University of Maryland; McConnell, L.L., United States Department of Agriculture; Torrents, A., University of Maryland; Ramirez, M., District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority

Fate of Triclocarban and Triclosan in Soils Receiving Biosolids Applications
Lozano, N., University of Maryland and United States Department of Agriculture; Rice, C.P., United States Department of Agriculture; Ramirez, M., DC Water and Sewer Authority; Torrents, A., University of Maryland

Persistence and Migration of Alkylphenol Ethoxylate Degradation Products Associated with Land-applied Biosolids
Mark J. LaGuardia, Robert C. Hale, Ellen Harvey, Elizabeth O. Bush, Virginia Institute of Marine Science; Serena Ciparis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Session 16:    Antimicrobial and Antiboiotic Resistance

Occurrence, Fate, and Impact of Triclosan and Other Antimicrobials to Wastewater Treatment Utilities
Rolf U. Halden, Jessica Katz, The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University

Biosolids and Manure: Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Endotoxin
John P. Brooks, USDA-ARS