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Spring Aerated Stabilization Basin Seminar

Aerated Stabilization Basin Wastewater Treatment Seminar
April 28-30th, 2015 Mandeville, LA


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  1. Mail: Environmental Business Specialists, 1930 Surgi Drive, Mandeville, LA 70448
  2. Email: tranchina@ebsbiowizard.com
  3. Fax:  985-674-3483

Join EBS for our Aerated Stabilization Basin Wastewater Treatment Seminar April 28-30th, 2015.

This course can be utilized by those in the pulp and paper, specialty chemical, petrochemical, petroleum refining, and food processing industries. CEUs are offered. Take your knowledge base to the next level and register today!

The Courses

Tuesday, April 28th

Instructor – Mike Foster

1.1 Overview of Wastewater Treatment: This is a great introduction into wastewater treatment with topics that include evaluating wastewater for BOD loading, treat-ability and environmental impact.

1.2 The Eight Growth Pressures of Biological Treatment: Eight growth pressures control biological systems: food, pH, toxicity, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, biomass, temperature, and retention time. This session covers each growth pressure in detail with emphasis on monitoring and control. Focus will8 growth pressures be given to the interrelationships among the growth pressures and how to use growth pressure monitoring as the starting point for system troubleshooting and optimization.

Instructor – Mike Foster & Carl Siener

2.1 This session covers each growth pressure in detail with emphasis on monitoring and control. Focus will be given to the interrelationships among the growth pressures and how to use growth pressure monitoring as the starting point for system troubleshooting and optimization.

Wednesday, April 29th

Instructor – J’ohnnie Wilson & Julianna Issac

3.1 Introduction to ASB Microbiology: This covers the fundamentals of basic microscopic examination and filamentous identification including hands-on experience and insight into wastewater microbiology.

3.2 Microscopic Evaluations: Microscopic evaluation is a proactive tool to monitor the biological health within your system. Learn how to properly perform a microscopic evaluation to gain this invaluable information.

SESSION IV: ASB Performance (2 HRS)
Instructor – Mike Foster

4.1 Assessing & Evaluating ASB Performance: What is going on in your ASB? Here we are going to explore the options available to assess and evaluate your ASB. We will go through the details of tracer studies, depth studies, performance profile studies, and respirometry studies.

4.2 Field Application Case Studies: We will discuss actual case histories pertaining to ASB performance evaluations.

Instructor – Emily Gelder & The Lab

5.1 Lab Sessions: During this time we will discuss the typical wastewater treatment testing and the best QA/QC methods for these tests. We will have independent stations set up in each of our laboratories for participants to get more information on specific tests of interest.

Thursday, April 30th

Instructor – Dr. CLiff Lange

6.1 Dr. Lange will discuss 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.

Instructor – Mike Foster

7.1 Critical Analytical Tools to Assess ASB Performance: ASB performance can be associated with numerous root causes, both chronic and intermittent. Learn what tools are available to assess the performance of your ASB.

7.2 Implementing a Structure Approach to Addressing ASB Deficiencies & Performance Issues: In this session we will discuss ways to approach deficiencies and performance issues once they have been identified, utilizing the critical analytical tools for assessing ASB performance.

7.3 Remediation Techniques, Including Bioaugmentation, Electron Acceptor Addition, etc.: There are times when the biological population needs a boost. Learn what techniques are available to optimize your systems performance.

7.3 Case Studies: Examples of how applying the techniques presented by Dr. Lange and Mr. Foster have been applied in real world situations.


Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
EBS can offer CEU credits as needed. State approvals are submitted upon request. Please note that many states require course approval prior to the class so please let us know in advance if you need these credits for your state.


Mike FosterMike Foster is Principal Consultant for Environmental Business Specialists, LLC in Mandeville, LA. Mike started EBS in 1997 after a thirteen-year career with a major supplier of wastewater treatment chemicals. Mike conducts training classes and seminars throughout North America, Asia and Europe on activated sludge systems, ASBs, polymers, and the use of chemical and biological technologies in these systems.

Mike received his B.S. degree in Chemistry and an M.S. degree in Instructional Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a Certified Environmental Trainer (CET) in wastewater and holds Class IV Wastewater Operator Licenses in MS, LA, and AR. Mike authored numerous articles and papers on topics including nutrient optimization, activated sludge process control, bioaugmentation and micronutrient technology.


Dr. LangeDr. Cliff Lange is a Professor at Auburn University College of Engineering. He has been involved in numerous research projects including biological treatment of paper mill and refinery wastes, whole effluent toxicity testing of wastewater effluents and process toxicity of organic chemicals in activated sludge processes.

He has performed measurement of semi-volatiles and PAHs in wastewater treatment process samples from over 35 petroleum refineries and has over 20 years experience with GC and GC/MS analysis of industrial waste water and solid samples. Dr. Lange has also assisted over 75 pulp and paper mills and 25 food processing plants with biological treatment issues.


J'ohnnie WilsonJ’ohnnie Wilson is the Director of Training and Business Development for EBS in Mandeville, LA. J’ohnnie joined EBS in August 2007 after a twelve-year career in the environmental department of a major paper mill. J’ohnnie provides training and on-site consulting for the optimization of wastewater treatment systems. She assists plant environmental departments with their laboratory testing methodology and lab layout as well as performing lab audits. Additionally, J’ohnnie is responsible for the safety aspect of EBS and assists with lab safety audits. She is a Certified Wastewater Lab Analyst through the state of Georgia. She has completed a 30-hour training in General Industry Occupational Safety and Health Standards and is a member of the National Safety Council (NSC).

Carl SienerCarl Siener is a representative for Environmental Technical Sales (ETEC) of Baton Rouge, LA. ETEC represents over thirty equipment manufacturers serving the wastewater treatment industry and specializes in the pulp and paper industry. Carl will present information on aeration equipment and aeration basin flow optimization. Carl graduated from Louisiana State University in 1976 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the industrial wastewater treatment industry.




Lodging: This training seminar is held at the EBS Headquarters, Lab, and Training Center in Mandeville, LA. Mandeville is approximately 45 minutes from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans airport, on the north side of Lake Pontchartrain. Here is a list of hotels in Covington (immediately north of Mandeville) along with phone numbers. All area hotels are within 10 miles of our training center.

*Staybridge Suites
140 Holiday Blvd.
Covington LA 70433
Comfort Inn & Suites
30 Louis Prima Dr.
Covington LA 70433
Comfort Suites
68073 Hwy. 59
Mandeville, LA 70471


*Clarion Inn & Suites
501 Hwy 190
Covington LA 70433
Courtyard by Marriott
101 Northpark Blvd.
Covington LA 70433
Hampton Inn
68700 Hwy 190 Service Rd
Covington LA 70433


Hilton Garden Inn
350 Holiday Square Blvd.
Covington LA 70433
Homewood Suites by Hilton
101 Holiday Square Blvd
Covington LA 70433
*Country Inn & Suites
130 Holiday Blvd.
Covington LA 70433

* Denotes hotel offers discounted rates available for EBS clients

Meals: Lunch and snacks are provided Tuesday through Thursday. EBS will host a Meet & Greet Tuesday evening and a  hospitality dinner Wednesday evening; all attendees and their guests are invited.

Attractions: In New Orleans you can never get too much of a good thing. There are wonderful restaurants, historic architecture, fine art, unique music, great outdoor activities, and so much more. New Orleans is a city like no other. On the north shore of Lake Pontchatrain we have many of the same opportunities such as great dining, shopping, and outdoor activities. The northshore offers beautiful state parks where you can enjoy biking, boating, hiking, sailing, and fishing. Or visit our very own Abita Brewery and get a taste of the south. Louisiana has something for everyone. You can find some more great ideas on spending free time with the family in South Louisiana at http://www.neworleanscvb.com/mini/index.cfm & http://www.louisiananorthshore.com/.

Travel Arrangements

Air Travel: New Orleans is served by all major airlines. Please visit www.flymsy.com for more information on flight arrangements.

Rental Cars: Need a rental car? Visit http://neworleanswebsites.com/cat/au/re/re.html for a complete listing of car rental companies.

For more information, contact Marie Tranchina
Email: tranchina@ebsbiowizard.com
Phone:985-674-0660 ext 114


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