Inside the January 2010 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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A Lifer for the Environment
Deb LaVergne manages the Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District laboratory with efficiency and high standards
The Power of Data
Inline DO and ORP monitoring yields information that helps an Ohio treatment plant improve biological phosphorus removal and cut costs
Lessons Learned
A meticulous startup process built around careful hiring and effective training gets a world-class membrane bioreactor plant off to a solid start
Industry News - January 2010
Rockwell Automation Publishes Resource Catalog; Bord na Mona Names Peat Business Development Director; Thompson Pump Launches New Web Site; Parkson Names Hydro International Distributor for UltraFlex Aeration Panels
The Farm Next Door
The Village of Johnson Creek (Wis.) relies on a single biosolids application site, while looking ahead to prospects for gasifier technology and saleable product
Blending System Simplifies Polymer Mixing
dynaBLEND liquid polymer blending system from Fluid Dynamics
Product News - January 2010
Featuring many new industry products.
Keeping Tabs
Lab equipment and process chemistry are vital to effective performance and compliance in wastewater treatment plants
No Stone Unturned
The Bergen Point treatment plant looks at every facet of operations for ways to save energy and reduce environmental impacts
Calling All Cadets
Grade school students in Hollywood, Fla., get recruited to learn about and then help teach the importance of wastewater treatment and clean water
Making It Clear
A practical approach helps Ron Trygar's students at Florida's TREEO Center grasp basic concepts, pass exams, and operate their plants effectively
Very Resourceful
Operators consistently prove their ability to solve problems and improve processes with a unique brand of can-do creativity
Down to the Wire
Forty-one teams competed in the 22nd WEF Operations Challenge. The defending champion TRA CReWSers took the overall trophy again.
A Remedy for Pump Cavitation
Application of a special cavitation-resistant polymer can restore a damaged pump impeller and help forestall costly pump replacement
Worth Noting - January 2010
People/Awards; Education; Calendar