News Letter from March 2020

CENTRAL TEXAS WEAT PRESENTS

Andrew Shaw, Ph.D.
Global Practice & Technology Leader with Black & Veatch

Deammonification: Fundamentals and Applications from Around the World

Tuesday – March 10, 2020 at 6 pm

Clay Pit Restaurant

LOCATION

Downtown Austin, 1601 Guadalupe Street

DATE AND TIME

3/10/20 6:00pm

Deammonification: Fundamentals and Applications from Around the World

The presentation will explain what is deammonification, including the potential energy and other cost benefits when compared to other approaches to managing ammonia loads. Several examples will be shown from facilities around the world doing sidestream load treatment using anammox-based technologies. In addition, the current state of research into doing deammonification in mainstream processes will be presented. The presentation will explain what is deammonification, including the potential energy and other cost benefits when compared to other approaches to managing ammonia loads. Several examples will be shown from facilities around the world doing sidestream load treatment using anammox-based technologies. In addition, the current state of research into doing deammonification in mainstream processes will be presented.

Dr. Andrew Shaw, is a Global Practice & Technology Leader for Black & Veatch, based in their Houston, Texas office. He has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering with Environmental Protection and a PhD in Environmental Engineering.

Andrew is the past national chair of the Municipal Resource Recovery Design Committee for the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and he is WEF’s liaison on the board of the American Association for Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES).

He has over 25 years of wastewater treatment experience from 4 continents including operations, design and research.

Meeting Location, Cost, and Parking

Cost for Member and Guests

$20 / Students $5 – includes dinner and a beverage – Click here to Prepay via PayPal orcredit card

Free parking is available across the street from the restaurant in the Attorney General
Parking garage, after 6 pm.

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Sponsorship alternatives have been developed in a way of keeping meeting cost low for all attendees. Sponsorship options include Classic (meeting), Gold, Platinum, and more! For more details, please contact Chris Pasch 512-452-5905, cpasch@plummer.com.

Special Thanks to the Central Texas Section

Platinum Sponsors

Environmental Improvements, Inc., established in 1966 is a Manufacturer’s Representative firm specializing in water and wastewater treatment. We represent a complete line of manufacturers capable of treating all variations of municipal water and wastewater applications. Coupled with our product service we have been providing treatment equipment and solutions in Texas for over forty-five years.

Municipal Valve & Equipment Company provides Utilities and their Consultants flow control solutions including drainage backflow prevention, pump/flow control and critical energy dissipation. Our service team will repair your actuators and control valves onsite. Request a quote to remove and replace antiquated valves and actuators with our industry leading products turnkey!

At Plummer, we truly believe that Water is Precious…
As a result, our practice has been focused on the protection and development of water resources for our clients and their customers for 40 years. We are a firm of over 120 engineering and scientific professionals dedicated to planning and design of water infrastructure. Dedicated to water resources and environmental engineering, our firm balances sound engineering principles with innovative technology tailored to our clients’ needs. From initial project kick-off, through stringent QC review, to a completed project, our focus stays on developing cost-effective
solutions for our clients. We are involved from project inception to implementation and every step in between. It is what we do every day, as opposed to what we do when we have that type of project. We are proud to be one of the top engineering firms in Texas and Louisiana (ENR TX&LA 2018). Because of our focus on water-related matters, our engineers and scientists have become recognized experts in their fields at the local, state, and national level. Our motto is “quality deliverables on schedule…without exception.”

When you work with Stantec, you work with an award-winning team of more than 22,000 specialists working in over 400 locations, with over 150 staff in Austin. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring infrastructure projects to life. Our work—engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Our local strength, knowledge, and relationships, coupled with our worldclass expertise, have allowed us to go anywhere to meet our clients’ needs in more creative and personalized ways. With a
long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Hartwell Environmental Corporation represents leading manufacturers of water and wastewater treatment equipment used in municipal and industrial treatment facilities. Hartwell Environmental Corporation was founded in 1997. We have expanded from our headquarters in Houston to three branch offices in Austin and Arlington, TX and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our expansion has allowed us to better serve the municipal and industrial facilities in the states of Texas and Oklahoma.

DCS Engineering, LLC is a full-service locally owned engineering firm with company headquarters located in Austin. DCS provides civil engineering consultingservices on small and large infrastructure projects, specifically municipal water, wastewater, and transportation planning, permitting, design, construction administration, and operational trouble shooting.

DCS’s list of services includes managing and providing master planning; modeling; water supply; CIP list development; design of elevated storage tanks, pumping stations, ground storage tanks, waterlines, reclaimed water systems, water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants; process design; plant process analysis/trouble shooting; lift stations; sanitary sewers, sewer rehabilitation; odor and noise control; biosolids treatment; assimilative modeling; TPDES permitting; mechanical, structural, roadway design, and drainage. Simple solutions to complex problems, integrity, and open communication with Owners and Operators are the foundations upon which the firm has been built.

Gold Sponsors

Working with local governments and municipalities for more than 50 years, Hanson understands the challenges and the diverse demands placed on your organization and staff. Our experienced team offers a range of planning, engineering and management services, from bridge work, facility design and transportation planning to water system design, utility coordination and environmental studies. We also are available to assist you with public-involvement initiatives and communicating the challenges and potential solutions with members of your community. While we are consistently recognized for dependable, quality work, it is our hands-on approach that sets us apart — an approach based on quality consulting; honest answers; and practical, cost- effective solutions.

Special Thanks to the Central Texas Section

January Meeting Sponsor

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in more than 100 countries by addressing the resilience and reliability of our world’s most important infrastructure assets.
Black & Veatch’s water business helps communities and clients with the services and infrastructure to plan, source, treat and control water while protecting communities from flooding, natural disasters and climate change, and generating closed-loop solutions for energy, water and nutrient recovery. Working locally while leading with world-class technical innovations and applying industry best practices, we’re Building a World of Difference by helping communities and clients worldwide to realize the true value of water.

With nearly 60 years of work in the Texas water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure scene, Black & Veatch has five regional water offices in the state
– Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.”

Special Thanks to the Central Texas Section

Corporate Sponsors

WEAT CTS Officers

President

Greg Kirton 512-972-2053 Greg.Kirton@austintexas.gov

President-Elect

Chris Pasch 512-687-2162 cpasch@apaienv.com

Vice-President

Jessica Vassar 512-617-3100 Jessica.Vassar@freese.com

Treasurer

Will Chandler 512-338-4212 wcchandler@lan-inc.com

Secretary

Sean Mason 512-646-2238 sean.mason@kimley-horn.com

Section Rep

John Marler 512-912-5188 John.Marler@hdrinc.com

Past-President

Jason Bybel 512-338-1704 jbybel@kfriese.com

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