Wastewater Treatment and Sludge Dewatering Training Offered by the American Filtration and Separation Society

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The American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS) is offering short course training on May 4, 2009 in Bloomington, MN. One of these courses is "Wastewater Treatment and Sludge Dewatering".

Most important personal experience is that very small changes in centrifuge settings can have an amazing huge impact on the performance of a centrifuge.

The American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS) is offering short course training on May 4, 2009 in Bloomington, MN

To kickoff the 22nd Annual Conference, May 4-7, 2009, that the American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS) is holding in Bloomington, MN, there will be twelve short courses on May 4, 2009. One of these courses is "Wastewater Treatment and Sludge Dewatering"

This half day course is intended to educate plant engineers on some of the treatment technologies employed, some of the pretreatment techniques used, and the sludge dewatering options (particularly centrifuges, belt filter presses and filter presses.) Sludge testing methods will also be discussed along with demonstrations of turbidity and capillary suction time (CST) methods.

"Most important personal experience is that very small changes in centrifuge settings can have an amazing huge impact on the performance of a centrifuge."
Bart Peeters

This course are taught by Bart Peeters and Dr. Ernest Mayer

Bart Peeters is an environmental technology engineer with Monsanto Europe NV, Antwerp, Belgium, since November 2004 with particular responsibilities involving wastewater treatment and sludge handling. Previously, he was a process improvement engineer in polymer manufacturing for six years. In 2007 Bart was awarded the exceptional distinction of Technology Specialist and one year later he received a prestigious Monsanto Manufacturing Distinction Award.

Dr. Ernie Mayer is a Senior Consultant with DuPont, Wilmington, DE specializing in SLS technology since 1980. He received his B.S. and M.S. Chem. Eng. Degrees from Columbia University, New York City, NY and Ph.D. in Chem. Eng. From U. of Delaware, Newark, DE. Dr. Mayer has a brilliant professional career, among his numerous awards are Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Deans' Lists, 3 Eng. Excellence Awards, 7 Environmental Respect Awards; Class 'A' bonus, AFSS Frank Tiller award in 1996, AFSS Fellow award in 2000, and Lifetime Achievement award in 2005 (first non-academic to receive it). He is a member of AWWA, AlChE, WEF, and AFSS (Board of Directors since 1988, Chairman of Chapter Affairs/Users Committee; plus member of three other committees). He has organized/chaired three technical conferences ; Co-chair of World Filtration Congress in 2004 and Chair of the 2008 Filter Testing Conference. He published over 200 papers/publications and has 2 patents. In 1991, a remediation technology developed by him was accepted into the EPA SITE program. At the request of President Jimmy Carter, he was asked to participate in the Three-Mile Island nuclear cleanup in 1980. His name is listed in Who's Who in America; Who's Who in Science and Environmental Technology; etc.

For information on the "Wastewater Treatment and Sludge Dewatering" training and instructor biography go to:
http://afssociety.org/shortcourse/wastewatertreatment02.htm

For information on the AFS 22nd Annual Technical Conference go to:
http://afssociety.org/spring2009/

For information on other course offerings go to:
http://afssociety.org/shortcourse/

AFS is the premier organization in North America dedicated to R&D, problem solutions and technology transfer in filtration and separation for the benefit of industrial processes, individual health and a clean environment.

The AFS conferences and events bring together the industry leaders, presenting the greatest opportunity to meet and hear the newest information in filtration and separation technology.

Over the past two years over 300 organizations have sent representatives to AFS events. These companies understand the value of employees with knowledge of the latest information in filtration and separation technology.

For information on AFS go to:
http://www.afssociety.org

Contact Information:
Suzanne Sower
American Filtration and Separations Society
7608 Emerson Ave S.
Richfield, MN 55423
Phone: 612-861-1277
Fax: 612-861-7959

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