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Seminar for Factors Impacting Dewatering (Part II)

Thursday, April 19
2:50 PM - 3:40 PM
Location: Meeting Room 302/303, Sacramento Convention Center

SWRCB Wastewater: 0.1 CEU

CWEA: 1 Contact Hour

Practice Area: Curated

Would you like to take the "trial and error" out f dewatering? You are invited to learn about the wide range of factors that impact dewaterability and dewatering performance, as well as operations costs. Important factors outside the dewatering building are often overlooked, such as changes in upstream treatment processes and industrial contributors. Seasonal changes, service area changes, and resource recovery measures can affect a treatment plant's overall performance. For dewatering equipment procurement, understanding these factors and interrelationships can help minimize the risk of lengthy disputes between vendors and owners.

Learner Outcomes:

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

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Mary Martis

Biosolids Leader - Northern California
HDR

Biography:

Mary has more than 25 years of experience in the wastewater industry. Her career has exposed her to all sides of the industry having worked both in the public sector and private sector, including major process equipment manufacturers, a large biosolids management company, and as a consulting engineer. For the last 10 years, she has focused on technology evaluation and resource recovery from biosolids, including co-digestion of fats, oils and grease and organics, thermal hydrolysis, high solids anaerobic digestion, pyrolysis, gasification, and hydro thermal oxidation. Her expertise is in the development and implementation of large, complex, technology-oriented programs

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Scott Joslyn

Senior Operations Specialist
HDR

Biography:

Scott is a Senior Operations Specialist at HDR, a Grade V wastewater treatment plant operator, and licensed professional engineer. He was a field investigator for a WERF study to evaluate optimization of dewatering processes and has performed design, startup and/or optimization services of dewatering processes at more than 30 treatment plants across the U.S.

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Ted Kontonickas

Senior Mechanical Engineer
HDR

Biography:

Ted has more than 26 years of experience as a process and mechanical design engineer with HDR. His background in the analysis and design of process systems and odor control in the areas of water and wastewater provides an overall understanding of the liquids and solids treatment processes. His focus on the solids treatment includes thickening, digestion, dewatering, and fats, oils, and grease (FOG) systems. He has managed and directly been involved in projects from conceptual design through construction.

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Mario Benisch

Process Engineer
HDR

Biography:

- 1998: Graduated from University of Stuttgart, Germany with MS in Environmental Engineering
- Since 1998 with HDR in Portland OR
- Now senior wastewater process engineer with focus on nutrient removal and recovery, biosolids, dewatering, resource recovery etc
- This is all that needs to be said or known. Don;t waste preceouos presentation time with I'm-so-aweseom-run-on-introductions

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John Pugliaresi

Synagro

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Todd Marshall

Market Manager, North America
GEA Mechanical Equipment

Biography:

Richard "Todd" Marshall, Environmental Market Manager for North America

Todd started in the Water and Wastewater industry at the very young age of 13 - waxing the laboratory countertop and mowing the grass! His payment was a dixie cup of beer!

Todd is married with two children and lives in Pennsylvania.

By the time he was 16 he had a Water treatment license and at 18 received his wastewater treatment license in Pennsylvania.
Entering the Air Force after High School he attended College obtaining an Associates and then Bachelors in Environmental Engineering soon after leaving the Military.

Todd became a Chief Operator when he returned from the Service moving up to a Plant Superintendent over the Collection System as well as the Biosolids Program including the Plant itself. Following this he decided to go into the Private Sector becoming a Senior Project Manager for a Biosolids Mangaement firm covering the Southeast. From here Todd moved into the Drying industry responsible for the startup of a 40 DTPD dryer, quickly moving into the position of Regional Sales Manager for Dewatering and Drying equipment.

Currently he is the Market Manager for GEA Westfalia and is responsible for the Decanter Centrifuge Market in North America

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Yong H. Kim

Technical Director - UGSI Chemical Feed, Inc.
UGSI Solutions, Inc.

Biography:

Dr. Yong Kim is Technical Director at UGSI Solutions, Inc., Vineland, NJ. His technical interest includes fluid mixing and turbulence, solid-liquid separation, oxidation and reduction, water/wastewater disinfection. He was previously employed by USFilter and Siemens Water Technologies. As a PhD chemical engineer from Kansas State University, he has authored a book “Coagulants and Flocculants: Theory and Practice.” He published over 30 technical papers with six (6) US patents issued to his credit.

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E.J. Shalaby

Biography:

E.J. Shalaby, MPA, Senior Consultant, DNS Strategic Partners, LLC
E.J. Shalaby brings more than 37 years of experience in leading, managing and operating Publicly owned and Privately-Operated wastewater facilities. Currently E.J. is an Independent Consultant providing Management and Project Management services for Silicon Valley Clean Water, in Redwood City California, previously, he served for 14 years as the General Manager for the West County Wastewater District, in Richmond California, a progressive organization continually in search of alternative energy and resource recovery projects. E.J. brings an extensive background in project management, procurement and operations of public sector contracts.


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Mary Martis

Biosolids Leader - Northern California
HDR

Biography:

Mary has more than 25 years of experience in the wastewater industry. Her career has exposed her to all sides of the industry having worked both in the public sector and private sector, including major process equipment manufacturers, a large biosolids management company, and as a consulting engineer. For the last 10 years, she has focused on technology evaluation and resource recovery from biosolids, including co-digestion of fats, oils and grease and organics, thermal hydrolysis, high solids anaerobic digestion, pyrolysis, gasification, and hydro thermal oxidation. Her expertise is in the development and implementation of large, complex, technology-oriented programs

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