Training & Seminars

For 25 years, EBS has provided basic and advanced Activated Sludge and Aerated Stabilization Basin training for industrial engineers and operators. Our in-house staff and other experts in the field, address biological wastewater treatment principles and proceed to the advanced concepts of monitoring, optimizing, and troubleshooting industrial wastewater systems.

Industrial Aerated Stabilization Basin Seminar

April 9-11, 2024 (Only available this Spring)
Mandeville, LA
$1075

This course is presented from a very practical and real-world perspective, making it a great opportunity for newer engineers and environmental scientists at both the mill and corporate levels to learn. It is also an excellent course for managers needing a basic understanding of how their system operates and the steps that can be taken to keep it running well and cost-effectively.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the eight critical growth pressures that control biological treatment efficiency and the process controls available to help keep the system at optimum operating condition.
  • Utilize microscopic examinations and the maturity index rating to quantify the biological health and identify key biological components that indicate system distress.
  • Quickly address problems before an upset turns into a permit violation.
  • Develop insight on advanced problem resolution through instruction and demonstration of laboratory techniques by EBS scientists using actual wastewater samples.
  • Discover tools and strategies to proactively monitor and manage system health under changing conditions.
Basin with aerators in cold weather

Tuesday

April 9th

Morning Sessions:

Introduction to ASBs  and Wastewater Treatment
Instructors: Richard Dolly & Tripp McElwee
2 hours

The Eight Critical Growth Pressures
Instructors: Richard Dolly & Tripp McElwee
2 hours

Afternoon Sessions:

ASB Basic and Advanced Microbiology
Instructor: Danielle Sharp
1 hour

Molecular Biology
Instructor: Kellen Lauer
0.5 hour

Applied Treatability for ASBs
Instructors: Kellen Lauer
1 hour

Lab Tours
1.5 hours

Wednesday

April 10th

Morning Sessions:

Know Your ASB with In-Pond Monitoring
Instructors: Richard Dolly, Nick Murphy, & David Spencer
3 hours

Solids Management Considerations for ASBs
Instructor: Robert Sackellares
1 hour

Afternoon Sessions:

Permitting and Economic Considerations for ASBs
Instructors: Kyle Moore
1 hour

Advanced Chemical Analysis for ASBs
Instructor: Katelyn Dreux, Ph.D.
3 hours

Thursday

April 11th

Morning Sessions:

Beyond Compliance and Role of Additives in ASBs
Instructors: Mike Foster, Hiram Ingram, Kyle Moore
2.5 hours

Final Wrap-Up and Q&A
Instructor: Richard Dolly, Tripp McElwee, David Spencer
1 hour

*A certificate of attendance will be provided. CEUs are available but not guaranteed. Credit hours vary by state. Some states may require a lead time of 4 weeks.

Venue

EBS Headquarters

Address
1930 Surgi Drive
Mandeville, Louisiana, 70448

Venue

Industrial Activated Sludge Seminar

April 9-11, 2024
Mandeville, LA
$1200

This course is intended for experienced wastewater professionals with at least a basic understanding of the activated sludge process. Taught by experts in the fields of troubleshooting and research, the course offers deeper discussions on a wide variety of technical issues.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the eight critical growth pressures that control biological treatment efficiency and the process controls available to help keep the system at optimum operating condition.
  • Utilize microscopic examinations and the maturity index rating to quantify the biological health and identify key biological components that indicate system distress.
  • Quickly address problems before an upset turns into a permit violation.
  • Develop insight on advanced problem resolution through instruction and demonstration of laboratory techniques by EBS scientists using actual wastewater samples.
  • Discover tools and strategies to proactively monitor and manage system health under changing conditions.
water treatment plant with clarifier

Tuesday

April 9th

Morning Sessions:

History of Activated Sludge
Instructor: Dr. Englande
1 hour

Introduction to Activated Sludge
Instructor: Paul Klopping
3 hours

Afternoon Sessions:

Process Control Testing & Data Interpretation.
Instructor: Paul Klopping
4 hour

Wednesday

April 10th

Morning Sessions:

Secondary Clarification
Instructor: Paul Klopping
4 hours

Afternoon Sessions:

Solids Management Considerations for AST
Instructor: Robert Sackellares
1 hour

Lab Tours
1.5 hours 

AST Microbiology
Instructors: Paul Klopping & Danielle Sharp
1 hour

 

Thursday

April 11th

Morning Sessions:

Advanced Chemical Analysis for AST 
Instructor: Katelyn Dreux, Ph.D.
2 hours

Applied Treatability for AST
Instructors: Dr. Englande & Kellen Lauer
1 hour

Fecal Bacteria Testing
Instructor: Kellen Lauer
0.5 hour

AST Q&A
Instructors: Mike Foster & Paul Klopping
1 hour

Afternoon Sessions:

Beyond Compliance and Role of Additives for AST
Instructors: Mike Foster, Hiram Ingram, Kyle Moore
2 hours

Final Wrap-Up and Q&A
Instructors: Mike Foster & Paul Klopping
1 hour

*A certificate of attendance will be provided. CEUs are available but not guaranteed. Credit hours vary by state. Some states may require a lead time of 4 weeks.

Venue

EBS Headquarters

Address
1930 Surgi Drive
Mandeville, Louisiana, 70448

Venue