EBS training programs are developed and presented by Mike Foster, Principal Consultant. Mike is a licensed wastewater operator and holds a Certified Environmental Trainer (CET) designation in wastewater from the National Environmental Trainers Association. Additional trainers include J’ohnnie Wilson and Beth Dillman.
EBS offers a variety of training formats including workshops and seminars, customized on-site training, and online wastewater courses.
Several of our courses are pre-approved for wastewater operator certification CEUs. We are always happy to submit our courses for the proper approval to meet your operator licensing and certification needs.
EBS offers two different seminars at our Mandeville, LA headquarters and training center. The EBS Industrial Wastewater Treatment Seminar has been given once or twice per year since 1999. The Advanced Biological Wastewater Troubleshooting Seminar is a recent addition in 2012.
The Industrial Wastewater Treatment Seminar is one of the most comprehensive seminars offered specifically to industrial wastewater treatment plants. This seminar is designed for all industrial wastewater and environmental personnel, particularly operations personnel such as operators, supervisors, and laboratory personnel. The course is also useful for plant environmental managers, technical directors, and supervisors as well as consultants and chemical suppliers to wastewater treatment systems. The material focuses on monitoring, operating, and optimizing biological wastewater treatment systems in industrial facilities. With courses designed for pulp & paper, petrochemical, petroleum refining, and food processing industries, there is something for everyone. Both experienced wastewater professionals and newcomers to the field will find the courses extremely valuable. Even seasoned wastewater veterans will take away process optimization and cost reduction ideas.
The Advanced Biological Wastewater Troubleshooting Seminar focuses on more advanced biological concerns and troubleshooting techniques that we are using to drill down into factors that impact biological systems in large ways. The seminar discusses the application of advanced chemical and microbiological techniques that can help diagnose system deficiencies when simply monitoring the growth pressures and other traditional parameters is not enough. Topics such as deflocculation, toxicity/inhibition, and futile cycling will be discussed with actual case histories presented.
EBS offers several online courses for wastewater operators. These courses are designed to allow the participants to complete them while at work or from home. The online format offers the flexibility of access from any computer with an Internet connection. The currently available and future courses are described below.
Aerated Stabilization Basins (ASBs) make up approximately one-third of all pulp and paper wastewater treatment systems in North America. However, there are few books or formal training courses devoted to this technology. This online course is designed to accompany and/or complement the book entitled “Aerated Stabilization Basins in the Pulp and Paper Industry,” authored by Mike Foster of EBS and Paul Klopping of Callan and Brooks.
The target audience for this training program is wastewater operations personnel, corporate technical resources, and consulting engineers in the pulp and paper industry. No specific educational or experience background is required. The people that will benefit most from this course are those whose jobs require them to have a working knowledge of the operation, monitoring, and troubleshooting of aerated stabilization basins in pulp and paper mills.
This course has been approved for continuing education credits (CEUs) for operator license certification in several states. The course may be taken independently or as part of a formal ten week course offered by EBS on a regular basis.
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