September 5-6, 2012
"I found the anaerobic treatment of high-strength industrial wastes course to be one of the most valuable and productive wastewater treatment classes that I have ever attended. Technical points that I picked up were crucial to help our facility optimize our anaerobic digester in terms of both enhanced biosolids settling as well as maximizing biogas generation. I have made course attendance a mandatory requirement for all of our WTP operations staff."
Senior Environmental Engineer
Packaging Corporation of America
"If you are considering or already have an anaerobic treatment system, then this is the course for you. ... Many industry leaders are in attendance or are presenting."
Leader of Technical and New Product Development
Sunkist Growers Inc.
Waste Treatment Specialist
Bush Brothers & Co.
To register fax, e-mail or mail the completed registration form to:
Dr. Daniel Zitomer
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
The course will be held at:
Raynor Memorial Libraries
1355 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
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(Student registration = $230) Student registration provides verified full-time college student attendees with access to all lectures and exhibitor space, lunches and a copy of all course handout material. Student's faculty advisers will be contacted to verify full-time enrollment in good standing.
(Standard registration = $775) Standard registration provides attendees with access to all lectures and exhibitor space, lunches and a copy of all course handout material.
(Exhibitor registration = $875) This registration is for vendors and others interested in exhibiting their equipment and services in designated areas. Conference exhibitor registration provides one attendee with exhibitor space, access to all lectures and lunches, a copy of all course handout material, a five-foot standard table to display exhibits, and official recognition in course handout material as a course exhibitor.
Attendees must make lodging arrangements at the facility of their choice (registration does not include lodging). A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree Hotel Milwaukee City Centre, 611 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis., in connection with the course at a rate of $113 per night. You may make reservations by calling the DoubleTree Hotel Milwaukee City Centre at (414) 273-2950 or 1-800-222-TREE by August 4. To receive the conference rate, please refer to the Marquette anaerobic digestion course.
Course attendees earn 1.2 continuing education units or 12 PDHs for professional engineering continuing education requirements.
This short course has been designed to walk you through the processes of anaerobic treatment, from fundamental principles to case histories. The case history presentations will demonstrate anaerobic technologies in industrial settings and allow for questions regarding specific problems encountered and solutions developed.
Those attending will learn:
Who should attend:
Equipment, product and service provider exhibition:
Course attendees will have the opportunity to discuss specific equipment suppliers, component representatives, product suppliers and consultants. If your company is interested in acquiring an exhibition space to display and share your expertise during the course, please register as an exhibitor (exhibition space is limited).
Wednesday Sept. 5, 2011
|7:45 – 8:15 a.m.||Registration and Coffee, juice, muffins, bagles, etc.|
|8:15 – 8:30 a.m.||Introduction and Welcome
Daniel H. Zitomer, Ph.D.,P.E.
|8:30 – 9:30 a.m.||
History of Anaerobic Treatment Technology for Municipal, Industrial, and Agricultural Wastes
|9:30 – 10:30 a.m.||
Fundamentals of Anaerobic Treatment
|10:30 a.m. – 11:00||Break|
|11 – noon||
Anaerobic Microbiology and Reactor Function
|noon – 1:30||Lunch|
|1:30 – 3 p.m.||
Industrial Waste Treatment Technologies and Design
|3– 4 p.m.||
The Anaerobic Fluidized-Bed Membrane Bioreactor for Treatment of Low-Strength Domestic and Industrial Wastewaters
|4 – 4:30 p.m.||
Biogas Code Compliance, Safety and Use
|4:30 - 5 p.m.||
Biogas Quality and Conditioning
|5 – 6:00 p.m.||Refreshments in Exhibitor Area|
Thursday Sept. 6, 2012
|7:45 – 8:15 a.m.||Coffee, juice, muffins, etc. in Exhibitor Area|
|8:15 – 9:00 a.m.||
Process Start-Up, Monitoring and Control
|9:00 – 9:30 a.m.||
Case Study 1: Full-Scale Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor
|9:30 – 10 a.m.||Break|
|10 – 10:30 a.m.||
Case Study 2: Low-Rate Anaerobic Upflow Reactor for Yogurt Wastewater Treatment
|10:30 – 11:00 a.m.||
Case Study 3: Challenges and Solutions During UASB Treatment of Brewery Wastewater
|11:00-11:30 a.m.||Panel Questions and Answer Session|
|11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:00 – 1:30 p.m.||
Case Study 4: Anaerobic Lagoon with Pre-Acidification for Candy Wastewater: Over 16 Years of Experience
|1:30 – 2:30 p.m.||
Case Study 5: Expanded Granular Sludge Bed Treatment of Waste from Enzyme Production
|2:30 - 3:00 p.m.||Improved Recovery of Upset Anaerobic Digesters by Bioaugmentation with Freeze-Dried, Specialized Cultures
|2:30 – 2:45 p.m.||Closing Remarks
Dr. Daniel H. Zitomer, P.E.
Dr. Perry McCarty
Dr. Perry L. McCarty holds the position of World Class University (WCU) Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering at Inha University (Incheon, Republic of Korea) and the Silas S. Palmer Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He is an internationally recognized leader in environmental engineering, including research and application of anaerobic biotechnology and other biological processes for the control of environmental contaminants. Prof. McCarty is an eminent pioneer in the application of anaerobic biotechnology to industrial wastewater treatment. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering in 1977 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996. He received the Stockholm Water Prize in 2007, the Clarke Prize for Outstanding Achievements in Water Science and Technology in 1997, the John and Alice Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in 1992, and many other awards. Prof. McCarty has over 300 publications, and is coauthor of the widely-used textbooks, Chemistry for Environmental Engineering and Science and Environmental Biotechnology - Principles and Applications.
Dr. Michael S. Switzenbaum
Professor and executive associate dean of the College of Engineering at Marquette University, Switzenbaum teaches and performs research regarding anaerobic treatment, biosolids management and microbiology applied to environmental engineering. He has more than 28 years of experience in environmental engineering and is recognized internationally as an expert in anaerobic treatment technology, having authored more than 125 journal articles, proceedings papers, technical reports, reviews and book chapters. He is a member of the International Water Association specialist group on anaerobic digestion and the Water Environment Federation residuals and biosolids committee. Switzenbaum has traveled and lectured extensively regarding anaerobic treatment, having made presentations or co-chaired short courses in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, the Netherlands and other countries.
Dennis E. Totzke, P.E.
Vice-President of Applied Technologies Inc. in Brookfield, Wis., Totzke received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in civil engineering from Marquette. He specializes in the evaluation and design of industrial processes and environmental management systems with nearly 30 years of experience with firms like Stroh Brewing, Oscar Mayer, Nestle, Borden's and Aldrich Chemical. Prior to forming Applied Technologies, Totzke worked for CH2M Hill and CRSS in various technical and management consultant roles.
Dr. Daniel H. Zitomer, P.E.
Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and director of the Water Quality Center at Marquette University, Zitomer specializes in wastewater treatment and anaerobic biotechnology. He has more than 16 years of experience consulting with entities such as Brown and Caldwell, United Water Services, Symbiont, and others. Zitomer has authored more than 30 journal articles, proceedings papers and technical reports. He received the 2008 Gordon Maskew Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal from the Water Environment Federation for outstanding service in engineering education. He presently teaches graduate classes on anaerobic biotechnology, biological wastewater treatment and environmental chemistry, and has performed research for the National Science Foundation, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, State of Wisconsin and others.