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The 2018 Nutrient Removal and Recovery Conference is comprised of 16 technical sessions and 2 add-on pre-conference workshops for those who sign-up.
Don't miss the chance to network at the following events:
Welcome Kickoff Reception in the Grand Ballroom Foyer
Monday, June 18 from 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
After pre-conference workshops end for the day, join us for an hour-long kickoff reception. Connect with old friends and new colleagues over drinks and snacks before heading out to other evening activities. All full conference, exhibitor, student, and workshop participants are invited.
Networking Reception in the Grand Ballroom
Tuesday, June 19 from 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM
Come grab a beer while they last! Join us in the exhibit hall to mingle with your
fellow attendees while you view the exhibits, renew acquaintances, and make
new contacts. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Beer will be
available first come, first served with a cash bar to follow. Don’t miss out!
Facility Tour has been cancelled.
Monday, June 18
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
(additional fees apply)
Advances in Nitrogen Removal: New processes, pathways and process control
There have been concerted efforts to overcome inefficiencies of conventional nitrogen removal processes. Which is also aligned with wastewater utilities embracing a new paradigm of recovery of resources from wastewater. To this end, minimization of chemicals, energy and footprint requirements for nitrogen removal has been benefited from the use of efficient biological pathways as well as innovative process control strategies. The main objective this workshop is to address current needs and challenges of mainstream nitrogen removing by showcasing and debating about recent advances.
Sorry Workshop B is No Longer Available!
Knowledge-Based Approaches for Mitigating Struvite and Vivianite Scaling at WRRFs
The overarching objective of the workshop is to enable informed decision making with respect to mitigating nuisance scaling and realize operations cost savings. The presentations and discussions will focus on the current state of knowledge of struvite and vivianite formation mechanisms; available strategies for mitigating nuisance scaling; and case studies highlighting success stories, lessons learned, and costs.
Short Course: Fundamentals of Nutrients Removal and Recovery-Theory, Technologies, Process Control, and Troubleshooting
This workshop is designed as a short course on the fundamentals of design for biological nutrient removal. It is most appropriate for young professionals and operators. The microbiology, design fundamentals, and operating controls to biological nutrient removal will be presented. Class exercises will pertain to operational responses to optimize nutrient removal or to respond to process upsets. Process simulation software will also be presented as a method to train operators or to test new design parameters.
Sustainability as a Driver for Planning and Decision Making
Mainstream Innovations in Nitrogen Removal
Phosphorus Removal: Sidestream Fermentation, Modeling, and Operations
Control Systems for Enhanced Nitrogen Removal
Alternate Electron Donors and Their Applications
Nutrient Removal from the Utility and Operations Perspective
Reuse and Recovery
Innovations in Phosphorus Control and Recovery
Operator Q&A Panel: Experiences and Lessons Learned Meeting Low TN and TP Limits in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Evolving World of Biofilm Systems for Nutrient Removal
Strategies for Meeting Ultra-low Nutrient Effluent Quality Standards
Latest Concepts in Sidestream Nitrogen Removal and Recovery
US EPA National Priorities Nutrient Management Centers – Lessons Learned from Five Years of Water Research Nationwide
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