Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

Anaerobic Digestion Process, Equipment, and Math

This training will cover topics related to anaerobic digestion and solids handling such as sludge treatment options, the digestion process, equipment, and factors affecting anaerobic digestion. Operation and controls will also be discussed to explain how the process is monitored and provide operational adjustments for operators. Anaerobic digestion math will also be covered with several samples for students to complete. A certification-type anaerobic digestion exam will be given at the end of class.

About the instructor

Ken Windram has over 35 years of experience in wastewater operations and management, having worked at over 50 wastewater treatment facilities from 50,000 gallons per day to 450 million gallons per day capacity. His wastewater operator licenses include: New York Grade 2, Massachusetts Grade 7, Indiana Grade 4, Hawaii Grade 4, Washington Grade 4 and Idaho Grade 4: WWT4-1 71 38. He worked for Envirotech Operating Service, Metcalf & Eddy, USFilter and Veolia Water, and was the project manager for the design, build, own, and operate 13 MGD Honolulu Water Recycling Facility (largest water recycling project in Hawaii). Ken is the administrator at the Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board and responsible charge person for the Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board Wastewater Treatment Plant. He earned a degree in environmental technology from State University of New York.


The course fee is $45 and lunch is on your own. Please bring a pencil and calculator to class.


Thursday, April 4, 2019
8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Fire Station #2
110 W. Yakima St.



Continuing Education Credits

This training has been approved for 0.725 wastewater IBOL CEUs.

Staff Contacts

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

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