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Activated Sludge Microbiology and Filament Identification

This is a two-day microscope class on activated sludge microbiology and filament identification. It is intended for wastewater plant operators, supervisors and engineers to examine and understand the microbiology involved in municipal wastewater treatment. Attendees will hear lectures on microbiology and problems that occur and participate in microscope examinations of good and bad sludges. Phase contrast microscope, slide preparation, staining and filament identification instruction will also be given. Additionally, a manual will be provided to each participant.

About the instructor

Dr. Michael Richard is a world authority on wastewater treatment microbiology and he provides microbiological analysis and filament identification for bulking, foaming and other treatment problems for activated sludge systems, lagoons, filters or any biological treatment process. This information is used in troubleshooting, problem diagnosis and suggestion of remedial actions for wastewater treatment problems. Dr. Richard has been providing this analysis since 1980 and has analyzed more than 20,000 sludges for more than 5,000 clients. He is the co-author of the definitive Manual on activated sludge microbiology problems and has received numerous national and international awards for research, consulting and training. Learn more about Dr. Richard here.

Details and Registration

The course fee is $385, which includes two days of training, course materials, and lunch. The classes have limited seating, so register early.

This class has been approved for 1.4 CEUs for wastewater.

Map to the West Boise Water Renewal Facility.

Session 1 - Session is Full

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
West Boise Water Renewal Facility
11818 West Joplin Road, Boise

Session 2 - Session is Full

Thursday, November 2, 2017
8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, November 3, 2017
8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
West Boise Water Renewal Facility
11818 West Joplin Road, Boise

A wait list has been started,
please contact Brenda Valverde at
(208) 373-0522 for details.

 


Staff Contacts

Wastewater Analyst
Tressa Nicholas
DEQ State Office
Water Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0116
tressa.nicholas@deq.idaho.gov

Administrative Assistant
Whitney Rowley
DEQ State Office
Water Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0409
whitney.rowley@deq.idaho.gov

Data Entry Specialist
Brenda Valverde
DEQ State Office
Technical Services Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0522
brenda.valverde@deq.idaho.gov

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