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Instructor Spotlight – Mike Foster

Mike FosterMike Foster started EBS in 1997 after a thirteen-year career with a major supplier of wastewater treatment chemicals and bioaugmentation cultures. EBS provides training and consulting services, as well as nutrients and biological products to industrial wastewater treatment systems. Mike has conducted several wastewater seminars for organizations, such as MS Water Environment Association (MWEA), the Arkansas DEQ, the Arkansas Environmental Federation (AEF) and the Technical Association for the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI). He has presented on various topics for National Council on Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) Webinars. He also conducts onsite training for many of his clients including International Paper Company, Temple-Inland, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Domtar, Graphic Packaging, and many more. Mike authored numerous articles and papers on topics including nutrient optimization, activated sludge process control, bioaugmentation and micronutrient technology. He is the co-author of the manual entitled “Aerated Stabilization Basins in the Pulp and Paper Industry.”

Mike received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1980 and his Masters in Instructional Technology at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2004. He is a Certified Environmental Trainer (CET) in wastewater and holds Class IV Wastewater Operator Licenses in MS, LA and AR.

Mike is a member of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Louisiana and Mississippi Water Environment Associations (LWEA and MWEA), and the National Environmental Trainers Association (NESHTA). In 2005, Mike received the Roy F. Weston Prize for Outstanding Technical Contributions to the TAPPI Environmental Division.