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Activated Sludge Process Control Course (ASPC)

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Ron Schuyler teaching classCourse Description
In this three-day course students will participate in discussions of the complex biological processes in an activated sludge system. ASPC provides updated methodologies and laboratory techniques to generate process control parameters for operating an activated sludge process. With real-world examples, students can learn how to monitor and control the process for the benefit of the microorganisms, while maintaining efficient municipal or industrial operations.

Why Tetra Tech RTW’s Activated Sludge Process Control course? Ron Schuyler, P.E., B.C.E.E. brings nearly 40 years of training experience and onsite plant troubleshooting into the classroom to assist students in optimizing their own process controls.  Learn to recognize O & M problems sooner! Enhance control measures! Improve regulatory compliance!

Tetra Tech RTW’s ASPC also includes your own personal copy of the Activated Sludge Process Control Troubleshooting Chart- 2nd Edition with cd-rom User’s Guide. Upon return to your plant, this laminated, easy-to-use chart provides tips and potential solutions for implementing process changes involving over 40 conditions!

Your Instructors: Ronald G Schuyler, P.E., B.C.E.E., Joe R. Tamburini, P.E. & H. C. Laing, Ph.D.

“I heard this was the best wastewater class offered for activated sludge. Everyone was right.” – ASPC Student, October 2008

“In my 36 years in this field this is the best class I have attended.” - ASPC Student, October 2007

“Excellent class!  Should have taken 3 years ago.” - ASPC Student, October 2007

“I learned more in the first day than in several years of other classes…” - ASPC Student, April 2006

 “This is one of the most informative and thought promoting classes that I have ever attended.” - ASPC Student, April 2006

Plant worker
Who Should Attend?

Past ASPC students who need review & want updated examples, students within Tetra Tech RTW Diploma Program, water & wastewater operations, managers wishing to optimize process & reduce operational expenses.

Dates and Locations
May 10-12, 2011- Las Vegas, NV|
October 4-6, 2011-
Las Vegas, NV|
Las Vegas class location, including directions, hotel information and visitor's guides.

What Will Be Covered During Class

Day One
arrow Introduction
arrow Process Control Program
arrow Process Variations & Overview
arrow Basic Activated Sludge Microbiology
arrow Representative Data Collection

Day Two
arrow Settleometer Test
arrow Return Control
arrow Nitrogen Control
arrow Mass Balance
arrow RTW Operations ToolSet   
arrow Oxygen Uptake/Respiration  

Day Three
arrow Nitrification/Denitrification
arrow Physical Observations
arrow Filament, Foams & Slime Control
arrow ASPC Troubleshooting Chart
arrow Trends
arrow Pressures & Process Control Plan
arrow Microscopic Observation
arrow Step Feed
arrow Summary/Next Steps


Interested parties please click on the following link to register online. Space is limited, so sign up early!
Tuition: $995 (Save $100 if registered 30 days prior.)
Contact Hours*: 24

Note: Tetra Tech makes every effort to put on each class as advertised, and to add additional dates and locations throughout the year. However, each class has minimum and maximum registration requirements. We may be called upon at different times to cancel or reschedule a course, or close registrations. In the event of rescheduling or cancellation, all registered students will be given 30-days advance notice, and can transfer into the next available session of the registered course or another of equal value. We regret if this causes any inconvenience. Thank you.

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CEU Credits
*Upon completion of a class, Tetra Tech RTW will mail a Certificate of Completion and the number of professional contact (education) hours completed by the student. The C.E.U. or C.U. hours or credits accepted by each state’s licensing or certification boards may vary, and students should submit within their own state for credit. Some classes are already approved in different states. For more information, and to contact the appropriate agency in your state, visit: Wastewater Certification Information or Water Certification Information.

Contact Information
For more information, please contact Tetra Tech RTW Training at (303) 825-5999, (800) 473-5999, or email, rtw.training@tetratech.com.

Additional Information

ASPC Diploma Series information

View the 2009 Education & Training brochure in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

View the Activated Sludge Process Control course brochure in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Related course - Activated Sludge Troubleshooting & Optimization

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