Webinar: Anticipating Odor Releases Based on Air Flow in Collection Systems and Selecting Appropriate Treatment to Control Odors

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wef webcast   This webcast is organized by the Water Environmental Federation (WEF) and will focus on the dynamics of air flow through collection systems and how it relates to the release of odors. The presentations will focus on understanding the relative movement of air and wastewater through sewers and how the movement of wastewater impacts the release of odors. This webcast is priced at $40.00 for non WEF members, and it is free for WEF members.

   The Air Quality and Odor Control (AQOC) Committee of the Water Environmental Federation (WEF) agreed in their last committee meeting conference call in January 11th to schedule a webcast for the 21st of June. The response of some of their members was overwhelming and here you have the list of speakers for this webcast:


  • Alan Davis, P.E., Water Reuse Team Leader, Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.
  • Mark Perkins, P.E., President, Perkins Engineering Consultants 
  • Bart Kraakman, P.E., Principal Technologist, CH2M Hill
  • John Bennett, Project Manager, Denton Creek WWTP, Trinity River Authority of Texas
  • John Durbin, Collection System Manager, Trinity River Authority of Texas
  • Vaughan Harshman (Moderator), P.E., District Manager, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC

     Specific areas of discussion will include hydraulic jumps, siphons, drop manholes, slope changes, and other hydraulic changes in the sewers. Options for controlling the flow of air through the system will be presented. One of the topics will include a comparison of capturing and treating foul air from the collection system and the addition of chemicals into the wastewater.

   There will be up to 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) offered for this webcast. Please check with your state accreditation agency to determine if you qualify. The PDH instructions will be sent to all attendees 24 hours after the webcast has ended.

   Read more about this webcast organised by the AQOC comittee here.

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