|04/11/17||FAESS - 2017 Hydric Soil Workshop|
Florida Association of Environmental Soil Scientists' annual Hydric Soil Workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Mission Inn Resort and Club, 10400 County Road 48, Howey-In-The-Hills, FL from 8:00am - 5:00pm. Details may be found at: http://faess.org/workshops/2017/ and at
http://www.missioninnresort.com/. Seven (7.25) FDOH-approved CEUs will be awarded for CEHPs and Master Septic Tank Contractors. Registration fees are $165 / $175 (late regis.). Special rates for lodging at Mission Inn for workshop attendees. Lunch provided for registrants.
Morning lecture sessions address Hydric Soil Indicator (HSI) formation and identification. Some educational materials provided. Afternoon field sessions will be held nearby that concentrate on in-situ identification of HSIs and environmental conditions that favor HSI formation.
|04/20/17||Investing in Combined Heat & Power at Wastewater Treatment|
Learn about the benefits of incorporating CHP in wastewater treatment facilities. The webinar will include a case study presentation of CHP at the Maudlin Road WWTP, operated by ReWa, the municipal water utility in Greenville, South Carolina. Attendees will also be invited to seek technical assistance from the U.S. DOE CHP TAPs, a national program that promotes and assists in transforming the market for CHP, waste heat to power, microgrids, and district energy with CHP throughout the country. Nationally, the energy used by water and wastewater utilities accounts for 35 percent of typical U.S. municipal energy budgets (NYSERDA, 2008). Combined heat and power (CHP) is an efficient and clean approach to generating electric power and useful thermal energy from a single fuel source and is a viable technology for addressing lower energy operating costs, environmental concerns, resiliency and federal / state policies, utility support and project replicability. Wastewater facilities with an anaerobic digester can use biogas generated by the digester to produce heat, and in many cases electricity as well. As of February 2017, CHP systems using biogas were in place at 218 WWTFs, representing 695 MW of capacity. According to a report released in March of last year, CHP is technically feasible at 1,303 additional sites totaling an additional 262MW in capacity.