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
Description of Facilities
Management of Operations
Data Collection and Laboratory Control
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.