Understanding High Strength Wastewater

Some facilities discharge wastewater at concentrations far above (i.e., stronger than) typical residential wastewater. If the systems receiving this wastewater are sized using assumptions valid for residential-strength wastewater, substantial performance problems and premature system failures are likely soon to follow. This one-hour seminar is tailored to provide insights for solving this important issue from multiple perspectives.

Kevin Sherman has bachelor’s degrees in biology and civil engineering, master’s degrees in biology and public health and a doctorate degree in oceanography. He has been working in the onsite wastewater field for 33 years. Sherman has published more than 25 papers on various aspects of onsite wastewater systems and is a past president of the Florida Environmental Health Association and the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association. During his career, Sherman has worked for multiple onsite product manufacturers and as a regulator, researcher, onsite association leader and designer. He is currently director of engineering and regulatory affairs for SeptiTech. Sherman holds professional engineering licenses in 17 states and is a Diplomate of Water Resource Engineering through the American Society of Civil Engineers.



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