February 27, 2020

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Geosyntec to Host Oil Refinery and Petrochemical Wastewater Treatment Training Course

Geosyntec Consultants and Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) will be hosting the 2020 Edition of the Oil Refinery and Petrochemical Wastewater Treatment Training Course at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas on April 28-30, 2020.

This year's training course blends a condensed summary of the fundamentals with more advanced content to increase students' knowledge.

Course Information

What: 36 Hours of classroom instruction by world renowned expert professors and practitioners in wastewater treatment specific to Oil Refinery & Petrochemical Plant conditions.

When: Tuesday, April 28 through Thursday, April 30; Classroom hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily; Optional private one-on-one instruction from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily

Why: This course addresses the unique nature of Refinery & Petrochemical Wastewater, which demands strikingly different engineering considerations than addressed in conventional sewage treatment books. All attendees, pending course completion, earn continuing education credits.

Speakers/Topics:

Title: Introduction/Welcome
Speakers: Joe Cleary, P.E, BCEE & Mike Stenstrom, Ph.D., P.E.
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Title: Specific Refinery WWTP Troubleshooting Examples; Wastewater Influent Characterization
Speaker: David Marrs
Time: 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Title: Causes and Control of Activated Sludge Solids Separation Problems
Speaker: David Jenkins, Ph.D., P.E., NAE
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Title: API & DAF Process Control & Design; Alternatives to API & DAF
Speakers: Todd DeJournett, Ph.D., P.E.
Time: 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Title: Carbonaceous & Nitrogenous Biological Removal Mechanisms; Analytical Protocol & Interpretation for Process Control
Speakers: Joe Cleary, P.E, BCEE & Todd DeJournett, Ph.D., P.E.
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Title: Activated Sludge Treatment Plant & Aeration Design
Speaker: Mike Stenstrom, Ph.D., P.E.
Time: 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Title: Group Brainstorming of Attendees' Specific WWTP Issues & Q&A
Attendees & Instructors
Time: 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Title: Volatile Organic Compounds Treatments & Compliance; Activated Sludge Design Configuration Alternatives
Speaker: Carl Adams, Ph.D., P.E.
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Title: RCRA & Biomass Sludge Processing, Treatment, Disposal & Compliance Considerations
Speaker: Lial Tischler, Ph.D, P.E.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Title: Upstream Wastewater Source Control & Wastewater Reuse
Speaker: Todd DeJournett, Ph.D., P.E.
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Title: Chemical & Advanced Oxidation Treatment Mechanisms
Speaker: John Crittenden, Ph.D., P.E., NAE
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Title: Advanced Biological Process Control Tools & Predictive Modeling
Speakers: Mike Stenstrom, Ph.D., P.E. & Joe Cleary, P.E, BCEE
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Title: Group Brainstorming of Attendees' Specific WWTP Issues & Q&A
Attendees & Instructors
Time: 4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Title: Produced Water Issues and Potential Solutions
Speaker: Jill Cooper
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Thursday, April 30, 2020

Title: Groundwater & Contaminated Soil Remediation inside Refineries
Speaker: Rebecca Daprato, Ph.D., P.E.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 30, 2020

Title: Special Treatment Considerations for Petrochemical Manufacturing Wastewater Sources
Speaker: Leonard Levine
Time: 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Thursday, April 30, 2020

Title: Field Trip Study at Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority Washburn Treatment Plant
GCWDA & Attendees & Instructors
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 30, 2020

Title: Group Brainstorming of Attendees' Specific WWTP Issues & Q&A
Attendees & Instructors
Time: 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Thursday, April 30, 2020

More Information

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oil-refinery-petrochemical-specific-wastewater-treament-training-course-registration-83683446441
For consultation regarding wastewater, contact Joe Cleary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Joe Cleary: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/joseph-cleary
Learn more about Jill Cooper: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/jill-cooper
Learn more about Rebecca Daprato: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/rebecca-daprato
Learn more about Todd DeJournett: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/todd-dejournett