News Letter from September 2020

CENTRAL TEXAS WEAT PRESENTS

Bryce Figdore, PhD, PE
Senior Process Engineer – HDR, Inc.

Aerobic Granular Sludge: Today and Tomorrow

Tuesday – September 15, 2020 at 12 pm to 1 pm

Zoom Meeting

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the September CTS WEAT meeting will be an online Zoom meeting over lunch. Zoom Meeting information below:

Topic: CTS September 2020 Meeting

Time: September 15, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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DATE AND TIME

9/15/20 12:00pm

Aerobic Granular Sludge: Today and Tomorrow

Summary of Presentation
• Introduction to aerobic granular sludge
• Fundamentals of granule selection
• Nutrient removal with granular sludge
• Nereda® aerobic granular sludge SBR process
• Nereda® design considerations
• New horizons and applications for granular sludge

Bryce Figdore is a senior wastewater process engineer with HDR based in Bellevue, WA. He is enthusiastic about applying his expertise in biological nutrient removal to deliver innovative and robust wastewater treatment and water resource management solutions. Bryce has Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees, respectively, from Penn State, Villanova, and the University of Washington where his research involved new applications for aerobic granular sludge.

YP Update

Recently conducted virtual Happy Hour and Trivia with Prizes.

For more information please contact Perran Hutton 512-687-2170, phutton@plummer.com.:

Reduced Sponsorship Rates for 2020…

Sponsorship alternatives have been developed in a way of keeping section costs, scholarshipo opportunities and meeting costs low for all members/attendees. Sponsorship options include Classic (meeting), Gold, Platinum, and more! For more details, please contact Jessica Vassar 512-617-3167, jbv@freese.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

September Meeting Sponsor

HDR provides tailored, strategic wastewater solutions that are innovative, cost-effective and sustainable. Historically, keeping wastewater and potable water separate was the pressing goal when designing water and sewer systems. Today, integrated planning is driving the future of one water. Our advanced treatment professionals tackle the most complex projects with innovative yet practical applications of technology to collect, treat and renew water to meet the demands of today and tomorrow. We will partner with you to develop customized infrastructure management plans and assist in optimization to help you better manage assets, extend useful life and lower operating costs.

Special Thanks to the Central Texas Section

Corporate Sponsors

WEAT CTS Officers

President

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

President-Elect

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

Vice-President

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

Treasurer

Michael Sherer 512-617-3100 michael.sherer@freese.com

Secretary

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

Section Rep

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

Past-President

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

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