2022 MWOA Annual Laboratory: Two-Day Process Control Workshop
June 15-16, 2022
We are excited to welcome Toni Glymph to our annual Laboratory Process Control Workshop! As a wastewater microbiologist and certified operator who has spent more than 37 years working, teaching, and researching in the field of wastewater microbiology, Toni has gained considerable knowledge of wastewater treatment design and operation.
Toni will provide in-depth training on the role and importance of microorganisms in the treatment system. Operators will gain an understanding of how to diagnose, troubleshoot, and optimize treatment system operations. Learn more about Toni on her website, wwmicrosolutions.com.
|8:15-8:30||Welcome Toni Glymph, Wastewater Microbiology Solutions|
|8:30-9:30||Introduction to Microscopy: Slide Preparation, Sampling, Hands-On Activity|
|9:30-11:00||Wastewater Microbiology: The Role of Bacteria, Growth Characteristics, Parameters Affecting Their Growth (oxygen, sludge age, F:M ratio), Hands-On Activity|
|11:00-12:00||The Role of Protozoa and Metazoans: Parameters Affecting Their Growth, Identifying Protozoa and Metazoans|
|1:00-2:15||Process Control Using the Microscope: Dispersed Bacteria, Protozoa & Metazoa – Relative Dominance, Slime Bulking and Nutrient Deficiency, Toxicity|
|2:15-4:00||Microorganisms Response to Unfavorable Conditions: Bacteria – Zooglea, Bacteria – Exocellular Lipopolysaccharide, Protozoa & Metazoans – Shelled (Testate) species|
|8:00-8:45||What Are Filamentous Bacteria?|
|8:40-9:00||Sampling & Staining: Slide Preparation, Hands-On Activity|
|9:00-10:00||Filamentous Bacteria Characteristics – Cell Size & Shape: Sheath and Motility, Attached Growth, Sulfur Granules, Hands-On Activity|
|10:00-12:00||A Simple Approach to Identification & Control: Bulking Filaments, Foaming Filaments, Staining, Hands-On Activity|
|1:00-2:00||Filamentous Bacteria Counting: Hands-On Activity, Case Studies|
|2:00-4:00||Microbiological Monitoring of EBPR Systems: PAOs, PHB, POLYp and GAOs, PHB and Neisser Staining, Quantifying PAOs and GAOs, Hands-On Activity|
Attendees are encouraged to bring a microscope and mixed liquor sample for hands-on experimentation!
The Inn on Lake Superior (Workshop Location) 350 Canal Park Drive Duluth, MN 55802 2 Queens Lakeview $147 2 Queens Bridgeview $144Call 218-726-1111 to book under the “MWOA” block until May 15th.
Overflow hotels near The Inn Room blocks under “MWOA” available until May 15th.
The Suites Hotel 325 Lake Avenue Duluth, MN 55806 218-727-4663 King/Queen/Double $120 – $140Hampton Inn 310 Canal Park Drive Duluth, MN 55806 218-720-3000 King/Queen City-side $209
MWOA members and nonmembers are welcome to register. Registration includes lunch both days. Earn 13.5 direct WW hours for attending both days. Registration closes June 1st.
MWOA Members: $225
The Laboratory Process Control committee is responsible for the planning of annual workshops. Workshops include topics and training to help wastewater plants and lab operators run their plant and laboratory. Also included are updates on state and federal regulations.