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Achieving Complete Nitrification with Ohio Department of Transportation Roadside Rest Area Treatment Systems, Ronald G. Schuyler, presented at 69th Annual Conference & Exposition of the Water Environment Federation, 1996 (Coauthor, Ohio Department of Transportation).

Activated Sludge Process Control / Microbiology - TriState Operator’s Conference. Workshop: Thu, Sept. 25 through Sat, 27 - Primm NV. Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE, 2008.

Activated Sludge Process Control Course - Colorado State University, Colorado: – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE, for 17 years.

Activated Sludge Process Control Course - Seattle, WA - Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE, March 4-6, 2009

Activated Sludge Process Control Course - Las Vegas, NV - Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE, April 21-23, 2009

Activated Sludge Process Control Course - Las Vegas, NV - Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE, October 27-29, 2009

Activated Sludge Microbiology, presented at the Nevada WEA Conference, Reno, NV, March 21, 2002 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE.

Activated Sludge Microbiology, presented at the Schreiber’s The 2002 Happening, Raleigh, NC, April 4, 2002 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE.

Activated Sludge Process Control - Data Collection ORP and Microscopic Examination, presented at the 18th Annual Tri-State seminar on the River, Laughlin, NV, September, 26, 2002 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE.

Activated Sludge Troubleshooting & Optimization - Las Vegas, NV - Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE, November 10-12, 2009

Activated Sludge Process Control on a BNR World, presented at the WEF Preconference Workshop, Chicago, IL, September 28, 2002 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE.

Activated Sludge Process Control, presented at the Schreiber’s The 2002 Happening, Raleigh, NC, April 4, 2002 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE.

Alkalinity Adjustment Through Control of On/Off Aeration in Activated-Sludge Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation, Sherri D. Jones, presented at RMWEA/RMAWWA Annual Conference, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, September 8-11, 1996 (coauthor Michael Bittner, Silverthorne/Dillon Joint Sewer Association).

Alluvial Wellfield and Riverbank as the start of the Prairie Water Project, Weld County Colorado - Tetra Tech associate Rich Tocher - 51st Annual Convention of the Colorado Water Congress at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, Jan. 28-30, 2008

Anatomy of a Construction Project, Michael R. Rothberg, presented at Special District Association Annual Conference, Breckenridge, September 10, 1996.

 

Biomass Quality Management as a Process Control Tool for the Activated Sludge Process, Ronald G. Schuyler (coauthor), presented at TAPPI conference, Minneapolis, May 1997.

Biological Nutrient Removal Course West Virginia Environmental Training Center, West Virginia: Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE, 2008.

Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) - Ann Arbor, MI - Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE and Steve Tamburini, P.E., May 13-14, 2009

Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) - Denver, CO - Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE and Steven Tamburini, P.E., August 12-13, 2009

BIOSOLIDS PROCESSING CHANGES TAKE “CONVENTIONAL” WISDOM, City of Longmont, Colorado, José F. Velazquez, presented at WEF/AWWA Joint Residuals and Biosolids Management Conference 2007 Biosolids and Residuals: Innovation and Sustainability Denver Convention Center Denver, Colorado, USA April 15-18, 2007.

Biological Nutrient Removal, presented at RMWEA Seminar, Vail, CO, October 1, 1999 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE.

 

Chemical Precipitation and Carbon Adsorption Processes for Treatment of Water and Wastewater, Michael R. Rothberg, presented at CIPCA Annual Seminar, September 22, 1995.

Comparative Hydraulic Performance of Infiltration-Percolation Systems, Joseph U. Tamburini, Master's Thesis. University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1977.

Computerized Corrosion Control, Michael R. Rothberg & Sean E. Scuras, "Journal AWWA," July 1993.

Consultant Selection-Has the Process Lost Sight of the Ultimate Goal?, Michael R. Rothberg, presented at Special District Association Annual Conference, Vail, October 1, 1998.

 

Data Collection: Consider the Source presented at the 19th Annual National Environmental Trainers Conference, Cleveland, OH, June 11, 2002 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE.

Deep Well Injection for Salinity Control in the Colorado River Basin, Michael R. Rothberg (coauthor), presented at Rocky Mountain Water Pollution Control Association Clean Water Conference, Denver, Colorado, May, 1989.

 

Effective Activated Sludge Process Control in the Poultry and Egg Industry, presented at the 2001 Environmental Management Seminar, US Poultry & Egg Association, Birmingham, AL, March 8, 2001 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

Endocrine Disruptors (EDC), Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products: Actions and Communications - RTW, Denver, hosts the American Water Works Association Webcast with additional discussions led by Rocky Wiley, HC. Liang, PhD and Mike Rothberg, PE. - May 7, 2008

Filaments: Identification and Control, presented at the WEF Industrial Preconference Workshop, Atlantic City, NJ, August 11, 2002 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

Filaments, Identification and Control, presented at the WEF Preconference Industrial Waste Workshop, Anaheim, CA, October 14, 2000 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

Filaments, Identification and Control, presented at the WEF Industrial Preconference Waste Workshop, Anaheim, CA, October 14, 2000 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

Filament Identification and Control, presented at 72nd Annual Water Environment Federation Exhibition & Technical Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 9, 1999 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

Filaments: Identification and Control, Ronald G. Schuyler, presented at WEF Industrial Waste Treatment Conference, Nashville, March 1, 1998; WEF, Orlando, October 1998; WEF, New Orleans, October 1999.

 

Grand Junction Wastewater Operator Conference, Grand Junction, CO, March 5-6, 2008. Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE, or Jose Velazquez, PE, BCEE – Biosolids Training, & Dave Oerke, PE – Wastewater Training.

Grand Junction Wastewater Operator Conference, Grand Junction, Colorado – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE, Jose Velazquez, PE, BCEE, and Biosolids Training, Dave Oerke, PE, 2007.

 

Handbook of Public Water Systems, Joseph U. Tamburini (coauthor), edited by R.B. Williams, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1986.

History and Development of the Activated Sludge Process, presented at the Nevada WEA Conference, Reno, NV, March 21, 2002 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

 

Identifying Ciliated Protozoa for Control of the Activated Sludge Process, Ronald G. Schuyler, presented at WEF conference, New Orleans, September 1992.

The Importance of an Internet Presence for Special Districts: "Getting "There" from "Here" Michael R. Rothberg (coauthor), presented at the 25th Annual Special District Association Conference, Vail, September 2000.

Internal Corrosion Control through Water Chemistry, Michael R. Rothberg, presented at Rocky Mountain section of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers conference, Denver, January 15, 1996.

 

Key Note Address “Got Water?” presented at the 19th Annual National Environmental Trainers Conference, Cleveland, OH, June 9, 2002 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

Filaments: Identification and Control, presented at WEF Industrial Waste Treatment Conference, Nashville, TN, March 1, 1998 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

 

Long-Range Facility Planning & Financing, A Key to Success, Michael R. Rothberg, presented at Special District Association Annual Conference, Estes Park, September 18, 1997.

 

Mass Balance by Centrifuge, Ronald G. Schuyler, presented at 15th Annual National Operator Conference, Chicago, May 1997.

Microscopic Identification of Ciliated Protozoa, Ronald G. Schuyler, "Operations Forum," August 1993 (co-author, Sharon K. Schuyler).

Microbiology/Control of BNR Systems - 23rd Tri-State Seminar-on-the-River, Primm, Nevada, Technical Session, - Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE, 2007.

Microbiology of Biological Nutrient Removal, presented at the 75th Annual WEF Preconference Workshop on Activated Sludge in a BNR World, Chicago, IL, September 28, 2002 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

 

Nitrification & Denitrification, Oxygen Uptake & Representative Sampling, presented at Tri-State Seminar on the River, Laughlin, NV, September 24, 1999 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

Nutrient Removal & Metals Precipitation Processes, Michael R. Rothberg, presented at RMWEA 10th Annual Operator/Engineer Seminar, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 26, 1996.

 

Off the Beaten Path, Ronald G. Schuyler (coauthor), "Operations Forum," May 1998.

On/Off Aeration Energy Savings, (co-author), presented at Energy Efficiency Forum, San Diego, CA, August 30, 1999 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

On/Off Aeration Energy Savings, (co-author), presented at RMWEA/RMAWWA Joint Technical Conference, Jackson, WY, September 13, 1999 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

On/Off Aeration, presented a RMWEA Mid-Year Conference, Northglenn, CO, June 19, 1998 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

On/Off Aeration Saves Money and Improves Effluent Quality, Ronald G. Schuyler, presented at 12th Annual National Operator Trainers' Conference, Kansas City, June 1995.

Oxygen, Wasting and Oxygen Control, presented at the Tri-State Seminars on the River, Laughlin, NV, September 28, 2000 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

Oxidation Reduction Potential: Optimizing the Activated Sludge System, (co-author), presented at 15th Annual Operator Training Conference, Tucson, AZ, June 9, 1998 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

 

Pharmaceuticals and Other Chemicals of Concern in Our Drinking Water, Symposium on Policy Options Regarding Medications in the Water Supply, H. C. Liang, Invited Speaker, & Rocky Wiley. Colorado Springs, CO. September 26th, 2008

Pilot Plant Evaluation of an Infiltration-Percolation System for Boulder, Colorado, Joseph U. Tamburini, International Symposium on Land Treatment of Wastewater, Volume 2, Hanover, New Hampshire, August, 1978.

Plugged In To Zero Discharge, Darwin D. Dyck & Robert P. Orsatti, Water Environment & Technology, Water Environment Federation, November 1993.

Price and Quality: The Best of Both Worlds through the RFP Contractor Selection Process, Michael R. Rothberg & Joseph U. Tamburini, presented to the National Park Service Design and Construction Workshop, March 4-8, 1991.

Problems with Protozoa and Metazoa Counts, Ronald G. Scuyler, presented at 12th Annual Tri-State Seminar on the River, Laughlin, NV, September 1996.

Process Selection, Design, Startup, and Operation of an RBC Plant in Red River, New Mexico, Joseph U. Tamburini, Second International Conference on Fixed-Film Biological Processes, Arlington, Virginia, July 12, 1984.

Protection of Surface Waters: The AWT Plant at Red River, New Mexico, Joseph U. Tamburini, Proceedings of a Symposium on Water Quality and Pollution in New Mexico, Socorro, New Mexico, April 12, 1984.

Proven Approach to Water Treatment SCADA System in preparing for future growth - The WonderWorld 2008 Global Conference Series, Las Vegas, NV - Oct. 6-10 2008

 

RBC Microlife: A Community Photo Album, Ronald G. Schuyler, presented at WEF Conference, Chicago, October 1994 (co-author, Richard Weigand).

RBC Microlife: A Community Photo Album, Ronald G. Schuyler, "Operations Forum," February 1995 (co-author, Richard Weigand).

Representative Sampling, presented at the WEF Preconference Workshop on Activated Sludge Anaheim, CA, October 15, 2000 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

Responsible Water Use – Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Application - the Joint RMSAWWA/RMWEA Annual Conference in Colorado Springs - Oct 8-10, 2008

The Rothberg, Tamburini & Winsor Model for Corrosion Control and Process Chemistry, versions 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0, Michael R. Rothberg & Sean E. Scuras, no longer available — see version 4.0 below.

The Rothberg, Tamburini & Winsor Model for Water Process and Corrosion Chemistry, Version 4.0, Michael R. Rothberg & Sean E. Scuras, distributed through the AWWA Software Library, 1994.

RTW Activated Sludge Process Control Troubleshooting Chart & User Guide (Second Edition), Rothberg, Tamburini & Winsor, Inc., Denver, CO, 2006 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

RTW Biological Nutrient Removal Troubleshooting Chart & User Guide for Suspended Growth Systems, Rothberg, Tamburini & Winsor, Inc., Denver, CO, 2005 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

RTW Ciliated Protozoa Micro-Identification Keys, Rothberg, Tamburini & Winsor, Inc., Denver, CO, 2002 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

RTW Bacteriological Stain Kit: A Guide to Microscopy and Staining of Activated Sludge, Rothberg, Tamburini & Winsor, Inc., Denver, CO, 2001 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

RTW Bacteriological Stain Kit, Rothberg, Tamburini, & Winsor, Inc., Denver, CO, 2000 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

RTW Chart of Common Activated Sludge Microorganisms, Rothberg, Tamburini, & Winsor, Inc., Denver, CO, 2000 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

 

Sanitary Sewer Design and Construction for Steep Mountain Terrain, Robert P. Orsatti, presented at Rocky Mountain AWWA/WPCA joint conference, Crested Butte, Colorado, September 1994.

Simultaneous Nitrification and Denitrification at Fresno a presentation presented by Tetra Tech Tetra Tech RTW’s Ronald Schuyler, PE, BCEE, and Joe R. Tamburini, EI and City of Fresno’s Steven Hogg and Kim Toepfer.

Single Process Arsenic and Antimony Removal Using Coagulation and Microfiltration, a paper presented by Joe R. Tamburini, EI at the 2008 Water Environment Federation Technical Conference (WEFTEC), Chicago, IL

Steep Sewer Design for Mountain Terrain, Robert P. Orsatti, Water Environment & Technology, March 1996.

 

Tips for Improving Wastewater Process Modeling, Steve Tamburini was published in Rumbles (a publication of the American Water Works Association-Rocky Mountain Section).

Types of Microorganisms and Bacterial Growth and Nutrient Cycles, presented at the 75th Annual WEF Preconference Workshop on Wastewater Treatment Microbiology, Anaheim, CA, October 28-29, 2002 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

Types of Microorganisms and Bacterial Growth and Nutrient Cycles, presented at the 74th Annual WEF Preconference Workshop on Wastewater Treatment Microbiology, Anaheim, CA, October 13-14, 2001 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

Types of Microorganisms and Bacterial Growth and Nutrient Cycles, presented at 72nd Annual Water Environment Federation Exhibition & Technical Conference Preconference workshop, New Orleans, LA, October 9–10, 1999 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

Types of Microorganisms and Bacterial Growth and Nutrient Cycles, presented at the 71st WEF Conference, Preconference Workshop on Wastewater Treatment Microbiology, Orlando, FL, October 3-4, 1998 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

 

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE - Process Control Through Microbiology Class - Las Vegas, NV - Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE, July 14-16, 2009

Upgrading the Gore Valley Water Treatment Plant to Meet SDWA, Sherri D. Jones, presented at AWWA Engineering & Construction Conference, Denver, Colorado, March 17-20, 1996.

Using Step Feed to Gain Compliance and to Increase Capacity of Activated Sludge Plants, presented at 15th Annual Operator Training Conference, Tucson, AZ, June 9, 1998 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

Using the Centrifuge and Settleometer for Activated Sludge Process Control, Preconference workshop presentation, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, March 17, 1998 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE

Using the Comprehensive Performance Evaluation Approach to Optimize Industrial Waste Treatment Facilities, Ron Schuyler, Mike Rothberg, and Joseph R. Tamburini, presented at the 2007 Spring Conference & Expo of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals.

Using the Comprehensive Performance Evaluation Approach to Optimize Industrial Waste Treatment Facilities - Ron Schuyler, slide handouts from the PowerPoint presentation in PDF format.

Using the Comprehensive Performance Evaluation Approach to Optimize Industrial Waste Treatment Facility, presented at the WEF Industrial Preconference Workshop, Atlantic City, NJ, August 12, 2002 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE (co-authors Michael Rothberg, Deb Skirvin, Steve Hamilton, Kelly Peters)

 

W108 Wastewater Microbiology - WEFTEC, - Water Environment Federation. Workshop: Sat, Oct. 13 & Sun, Oct. 14 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE, 2007.

W111 Activated Sludge Design and Process Control in a BNR World; A Companion Program to W210 - WEFTEC, Water Environment Federation. Workshop: Sat, Oct. 13 – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE, 2007.

Wastewater Fundamentals Course - Colorado State University, Colorado: – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE, 2008.

WEFTEC, Water Environment Federation Technical Conference. Pre-Conference Workshops: Sat, Oct. 18 & Sun, Oct 19, Chicago IL. – Ron Schuyler, PE, BCEE, 2008

What-da-ya Mean, a Two-Sludge System, Ronald G. Schuyler, "Operations Forum," 1991.

What is Sludge Quality, Ronald R. Schuyler, presented at the RMWPCA mid-year Conference, Denver, May 1991.

 

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