Inside the December 2009 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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TOP Performer: Operator - Leadership Through Service
As chief operator at the Shoal Creek Water Reclamation Facility, Jimmy Stewart guided his team through two major plant upgrades
Always Listening
Staff members’ ideas help turn the City of York (Pa.) treatment plant into a highly efficient, smooth-running, top-performing facility
Not Just for Appliances Anymore
ENERGY STAR program for treatment plants provides a good start toward an energy action plan that can yield substantial cost savings
True Grit
An innovative technology helps an Iowa treatment plant correct a problem with abrasive particles causing excess centrifuge wear
Creating a Resource
By Diane Gow McDilda
Finding a Calling
Russell Irwin found rewards in training treatment operators across Nebraska and seeing the results in the form of “sparkling clean” effluent
One Year: Your Thoughts?
Now that you’ve seen 12 months of TPO, what do you think? How can we serve you better? What would you like to see more of? Or less?
Green Pumping

Manufacturers offer high-efficiency pumps for moving wastewater, sludge, and chemicals with lower demand for electricity

Worth Noting - December 2009
People/Awards; Education; Calendar
Mini-Refinery Converts Fats, Oils and Grease into Biodiesel
BioFuelBox mini-refinery from BioFuelBox Corp.
Industry News - December 2009
Pure Technologies Acquires Jason Consultants; Hobas Celebrates 25 Years of Growth; Geospatial Retains Financial Advisor; CEO Speaks at Forum; Smith & Loveless Release Quarterly Parts Catalog; Fabiyi Joins Environmental Operating Solutions as CTO; SPIR STAR Distributor for SAMI High Pressure Valves; SEL Products Available in B&B Electronics Catalogs
Energy Management A Better Way
Sanford South Water Resource Center installs a gasifier that provides environmentally friendly biosolids handling and substantial energy savings