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WEFTEC 2018 Technical Exhibition and Conference

September 29, 2018 -
October 03, 2018

New Orleans Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
United States

We’re excited to be presenting at the Water Environment Federation’s annual conference, WEFTEC 2018 in New Orleans. We hope you will join us as we share research, case studies and insights on boundary-breaking water quality topics.

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HDR WEFTEC 2018 Conference Sessions

1:30 p.m. | Fifteen Years of Progressive Membrane Bioreactor Experience in the Pacific Northwest | Room 244

  • Author: Pat Roe; Co-Author: Pierre Kwan

3:30 p.m. | Smarter and Greener Design and Operation of Primary Sedimentation Tanks by Three-Dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamic Modeling | Room 355

  • Co-Author: Dr. Hany Gerges

4:30 p.m. | Stop the Insanity—Start-up and Commissioning Begin on Day One

  • Co-Author: Brian Balchunas

9 a.m. | Using Water Quality Modeling to Develop Site Specific Numeric Nutrient Criteria and Influence Permitting | Room 345

  • Author: Cora Revis; Co-Author(s): David Clark, Michael Kasch, Amanda McInnis

10:30 a.m. | The EchoWater Project: Leveraging Technology to Enhance Project Delivery | Room 357

  • Author: Ron Perkins

11 a.m. | Improving Tertiary Sand Filter Performance Through Maintenance and Operational Updates | Room 242

  • Author: John Koch; Co-Author: Karen Bill

11 a.m. | An Innovative and Simple Approach to Grit Evaluation – New Settling Velocity Test Replaces Sieve Analysis | Room 243

  • Author: Dr. Hany Gerges; Co-Author(s): Ulises Martinez, Amy Omae 

11:30 a.m. Achieving Process Optimization and 30 Percent Energy Efficiency Through the Purchase of an “Expensive” Turbo Blower | Room 347

  • Author: John Koch; Co-Author(s): Kenny Packard, Jeff Zahller

1:30 p.m. | Technology + Field Verification = Mega-Savings From Reduced Inflow | Room 243

  • Author: Bill Lloyd; Co-Author: Heather Lindner

8:30 a.m. | Aerobic Granular Sludge Bioaugmentation in Low-SRT Flocculent Activated Sludge: Bench-Scale Demonstration and Pilot Testing | Room 242

  • Author: Dr. Bryce Figdore

10:30 a.m. | Feasibility Study of Autotrophic Denitrification for Treatment of Industrial Wastewater in Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) and Static Granular Bed Reactor (SGBR) Systems | Room 356

  • Co-Author: Eric Evans

11:30 a.m. | Experience of Implementing Biotic Ligand Model for Municipal Dischargers in the Pacific Northwest | Room 3:45

  • Author: Murthy Kasi; Co-Author: Tom Dupuis

1:30 p.m. | Stress Testing of a Secondary Clarifier with an Adaptive Inlet Structure | Room 239

  • Speaker: Mario Benisch; Co-Author: Dr. JB Neethling

2 p.m. | Role of Coastal Modeling in Long Island Nitrogen Management Efforts | Room 355

  • Author: Andy Thuman; Co-Author(s): Djibrilla Rapant, Ruta  Rugabandana

2:30 p.m. | WEF Stormwater, Watershed, and Receiving Water Quality Modeling Manual Update – 2018 Year in Review | Room 342

  • Co-Author: Nitin Katiyar

2:30 p.m. When Does It Make Sense to Put All Your Eggs in One Basket and When Does It Not: Case Study of Biosolids Process Centralization | Room 344

  • Author: Sebastian Smoot; Co-Author(s): Larry Hentz, Tom  Kochaba

4 p.m. | Utilizing Hydraulic Model Based Optimization to Determine Prioritized Solutions to Accommodate Future Growth in Mill Creek Watershed | Room 243

  • Co-Author: Ryan Eisele

4:30 p.m. | Rubber Expansion Joints on Pumps – The Good the Bad and the Ugly | Room 243

  • Author: John Koch; Co-Author: Greta Gilman