Making Sense of the Chaos: Techniques For Effective Data Management

When Wastewater Data Does not Make Sense: Lessons Learned

Friday, April 20
8:50 AM - 9:40 AM
Location: Meeting Room 309/310, Sacramento Convention Center

SWRCB Wastewater: 0.1 CEU

CWEA: 1 Contact Hour

Practice Area: Professional Challenge Area: Plant Operations – Challenges and Opportunities

Most data from wastewater treatment plants contain measurement errors. This presentation will shed the light on how to minimize errors and how to evaluate and reconcile inconsistent wastewater treatment data.

Learner Outcomes:

Level: Intermediate; working knowledge of subject matter / journeyman level staff


Akram Botrous

Senior Process Enginer


Dr. Botrous has 25 years of wastewater treatment experience. His areas of expertise include secondary treatment design, process optimization, troubleshooting, and capacity assessment. Dr. Botrous has published several papers and spoke in conferences on latest development in wastewater engineering. He is the primary author of the sixth edition of the primary treatment chapter of the Manual of Practice No. 8 (MOP8)


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Phil Ackman

Supervisor Wastewater Research
Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts


Phil is a Supervisor in Wastewater Research section at the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts.

He has over 35 years of experience at the Sanitation Districts; has worked in Design, Operations,Planning, and Research. Has BS and MS

degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Wisconsin at Madison and A PE license.


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