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Basic Microbiology of the Activated Sludge System in Wastewater Treatment

February 18, 2015


Narragansett Bay Commission – Field’s Point Facility

Instructor:  Nora Lough, Biologist, Narragansett Bay Commission

This course is designed as an introduction to the activated sludge for wastewater operators and laboratory staff. The microorganisms including protozoa and metazoa in the activated sludge will be discussed as well as the causes and control of sludge bulking and foaming. In addition, biological nutrient and phosphorus removal in relation to microorganisms will be addressed.

To sign up or for more information contact:

Janine Burke, NWPCA Training Committee or (401) 743-0122

Full details: Basic Microbiology



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Attention Operators!!

Once again, the NWPCA will be participating in the New England Water Environment Association’s (NEWEA) Operator Exchange program. This is an excellent professional development opportunity open to all of our members but especially valuable for treatment facility operations and maintenance personnel.  The selected Exchange Operator gets to spend 3 days in another state, tour numerous wastewater treatment facilities, and meet a lot of other wastewater professionals.  Expenses are paid by the participating state associations.

This year, the RI operator will be visiting Massachusetts from Sept 21st – 24th.  Tours will include the Upper Blackstone and Deer Island treatment facilities.  The visit concludes at the annual operators’ association trade show held at the Wachusett Mountain Resort in Princeton, MA.

If you are interested in participating in the Operator Exchange program, please contact Janine Burke at (401) 743-0122 or by email.

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