W03 Thickening Optimization: Improve Performance and Benefit Multiple Plant Processes

Saturday, October 5
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This workshop will focus on practical solutions to increase thickening performance, including thicker solids, better solids capture, reduced polymer consumption, reduced operations and maintenance costs, enhanced biological phosphorus removal, and smaller or more efficient downstream solids handling processes. This workshop will be of primary interest to facility managers, superintendents, operators, and maintenance staff from municipalities who need to 'do more for less'. 
Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize the impacts and benefits of optimized thickening on other plant processes.
  • List and be able to implement practical steps for mechanical optimization of thickening equipment.
  • Compile, evaluate, and prioritize practical operational changes implemented by other municipalities to reduce thickening costs by reducing polymer consumption and operation and maintenance labor and producing thicker solids and high solids capture.
Workshop Organizers
  • Workshop Chair: Stephanie Spalding, HDR Inc.
  • Workshop Vice Chair: David Oerke, Jacobs
WEF Member $240
Non-Member $270
WEF Student Member $50
Student Non-Member $240

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