Temple class offers education opportunities for licensed site evaluators, designers, installers, regulators and other professionals
By: Robert Burns
TEMPLE – A two-day class, Analyzing Wastewater Systems for High Strength and Hydraulic Loading, has been set June 29-30 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 720 East Blackland Road, Temple.
The class is designed for professional wastewater site evaluators, designers, installers, regulators, operation, maintenance and monitoring services providers, said Dr. Anish Jantrania, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wastewater specialist, Temple.
“The purpose of this course is to provide class participants with methods for troubleshooting systems by analyzing the sources for excessive hydraulic and organic loading,” Jantrania said.
Hydraulic loading refers to what may happen when private, individual septic systems have peak loads, such as a restaurant during its busy hours, a church on Sundays or a school at lunchtime, he said.
“It’s not so much about the soils as about the peak flow to the treatment tanks,” Jantrania said.
Registration is $500 if completed before noon on June 5, and $750 thereafter. The registration fee includes course materials, lunch and light refreshments on both days, and continuing education unit processing. The registration form may be found at http://ossf.tamu.edu/calendar/. Participants will need to know their on-site sewage facilities license number. The fee may be paid with check, money order or credit card. Mailing instructions are on the form.
For more information, contact Jantrania at 254-774-6014,firstname.lastname@example.org .
Participants will earn 16 continuing education units that have been pre-approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Jantrania said.
The main educational objectives of the course will be to:
— Contrast hydraulic and organic characteristics of different wastewater sources.
— Define high-strength wastewater and its impact on system.
— Outline the importance of operation, maintenance and monitoring associated with high-strength wastewater systems.
— Evaluate and troubleshoot treatment train components, including primary treatment tank, several different types of aerobic treatment tanks and the disinfection system.
Course instructors will include Jantrania and Dr. June Wolfe, Texas A&M Agrilife Research scientist, Temple.
“Dr. Wolfe will demonstrate microscopic evaluation of wastewater biology during the first day of the class,” Jantrania said. “He will show what microbial communities look like in wastewater and how to use that information for troubleshooting performance of the treatment system.”