Michigan Water Environment Association

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Event Name:Fund. of Anaerobic Digester Operation & Control - Grand Rapids
Event Type(s):Training/Seminars
Description:Grand Rapids WRRF
1300 Market Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Registration: 8:00 am
Class Starts: 8:30 am
Class Ends: 3:00 pm

This course is worth 0.5 Technical Wastewater Credits.
Event Date:09-07-17
Event Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM Eastern
Location:Grand Rapids Water Resource Recovery Facility
1300 Market Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Contact Person:MWEA
(phone: 517-641-7377)
Details:The absence of oxygen makes anaerobic digestion a unique solids management process. Using consistent heat and mixing result in the reduction of solids volume and volatile solids content that creates a stabilized product (biosolids) that is used for alternative disposal methods such as land application as an agricultural fertilizer.

An additional byproduct of this method is the production of methane biogas which, when used with a combined heat and power system, can be a source of renewable energy.

After taking this class, operators will have an improved understanding of the system and strategies, and be better prepared for the day-to-day tasks of completing this portion of the treatment process

Topics Covered:
  • Process Description
  • Description of Facilities
  •  Management of Operations
  • Normal Operations
  • Operational Problems
  • Data Collection and Laboratory Control
  • Maintenance
This course is part of the curriculum of the Water Resource Recovery Technician (WRRT) Credential Program. This program is intended to recognize a person's commitment to professionalism and continuous improvement. This program does not replace MDEQ certification. For more information click on "WRRT Program" below.
Links:WRRT Credential Program
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