Getting off on the Right Foot: Optimizing Preliminary Treatment

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This webcast will begin with a general overview of preliminary treatment and headworks, including the types of processes and equipment (screening, grit removal). Then you will learn how to identify which components of influent wastewater are effectively removed, why they are removed, and what the removal mechanism is. Next, the speakers will discuss why the amount of grit and screenable material is highly variable from service area to service area, and show you the effects of velocity on grit and organics removal.

Finally, we’ll share case studies that focus on the use of:

Rotary drums
Grit cyclone classifiers
Operation and maintenance tips and tricks
Pros/cons of various processes
Presentation Handouts
Webcast Recording


Keith Radick,CT Consultants
Phil Spitzer, PE,North Texas Municipal Water District
Michelle Hetherington, Orange County Sanitation District
Betty Jordan, Alan Plummer Associates (Moderator)

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There will be 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) offered for this webcast. Please check with your state accreditation agency to determine if you qualify.