CSWEA Papers & Presentations

90th Annual Meeting Papers

89th Annual Meeting Papers

2016 Education Seminar


Agenda. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Brochure. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Flexibility and Adaptability are the Essential Elements of the Water and Resource Recovery Facility of the Future . 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Maximizing Microorganism-Based Energy Resources from Used Water. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Should Anaerobic Treatment Replace Activated Sludge. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Why do we Strive to be a Utility of the Future. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Engaging the Organization and Region in the Transformation to Utility of the Future. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
How Do We Use the Water We Produce. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Recovering the Lost P in Used Water. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Energy Sustainability. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
The Leading Edge of Phosphorus Recovery: A Brushite Recovery Pilot. 1486948249_file_pdf_download


88th Annual Meeting Proceedings.


2015 Education Seminar

Nutrient Removal and Activated Sludge from BPR to Anammox – James Barnard. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
National Nutrient Regulatory Perspectives – David Clark. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Nutrient Water Quality Standards in Illinois – Bob Mosher. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Minnesota’s Eutrophica1on Story – Katrina Kessler. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Update – Wisconsin’s “Statewide” Variance Analysis – Amanda Minks. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
One Sentral States Sludge Shoveler’s Short, Sad Soliloquy – Rick Manner. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Fermentation Technology to Improve Biological Phosphorus Removal – James Barnard. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Opportunities and Challenges of Struvite Harvesting – Alan Grooms. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
From High-Rate Treatment Wetlands, Low to No Energy Nitrification and Deammonification: Lessons Learned – David Austin. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Evaluating the Options for Phosphorus Compliance – Jane Carlson. 1486948249_file_pdf_download


19th Annual Central States Education Seminar on Sustainability.


Seminar Proceedings. 1486948249_file_pdf_download



Activated Sludge Troubleshooting Workshop – MWIE 2014 –


Activated sludge settling problem resolved. 1487116771_microsoft_office_power_point
Activated Sludge Workshop. 1487116771_microsoft_office_power_point
Drought Settling Concerns. 1487116771_microsoft_office_power_point
Emerging Diagnostics – A Sneak Peak at How. 1487116771_microsoft_office_power_point
Floc Formation Jeff Mac MWIE Feb 2014. 1487116771_microsoft_office_power_point
Use of ATP to identify poor-performing filters. 1487116771_microsoft_office_power_point



86th Annual Meeting Proceedings.


2013 Education Seminar Presenations. 1486948249_file_pdf_download



2012 Digester Foam Workshop Presentations


Two-Point Titration Method For Alkalinity Determination. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District Foam Studies Update. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Prabhushankar Chandrasekeran, P.E.. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Determination of Alkalinity by Titration (Short Method). 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Measuring anaerobic sludge digestion and growth by a simple alkalimetric titration. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Full Scale Case Studies. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Anaerobic Digester Foaming – Prevention and Control Study Update. 1486948249_file_pdf_download



85th Annual Meeting Presentations.

17th Annual Education Seminar Proceedings. 1486948249_file_pdf_download


16th Annual Education Seminar Proceedings


The Future of Activated Sludge. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
At the Confluence of Nutrients, Pharmaceuticals and Sustainability: Emerging Issues in Managing Wastewater. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Key Elements and Bottlenecks of the Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Process for Advanced Wastewater Treatment. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Operating Tools and Measurement Techniques for Troubleshooting Activated Sludge Systems. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
IFAS – A Broomfield, Colorado Success Story with Lessons Learned. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Energy Savings through Improved Aeration Efficiency. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Comparing the Effectiveness of Aeration Control Systems for BNR Plants. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Effluent Reuse: Putting the Pieces Together. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
A Case for Keeping High-Rate Auxiliary Treatment Facilities in the Secondary Treatment Picture. 1486948249_file_pdf_download


2011 CSWEA Digester Foaming Workshop

Anaerobic Digester Foaming Workshop 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Case Studies – Rusty Schroedel. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Case Studies – Bill Marten. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District Foam Experience. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
WLSSD Digester Foaming experiences. 1486948249_file_pdf_download


MN Section SJWP Winning Paper

Engineering a rain garden to control road run-off in Scanlon Creek and an assessment of rain gardens as the best storm water management practice-Phase IV. 1486948249_file_pdf_download


Digester Foam Workshop Presentations. April 21, 2010

Bench-scale Study of Anaerobic Digester Foaming. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Anaerobic Digester Foaming – Past, Present, and Future. 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Survey Results. 1486948249_file_pdf_download


WI Section SJWP Winning Paper. March 27, 2010

The effects of different genera of algae on the phosphorus excretion and oxygen depletion of Quagga Mussels (Dreissena Bugensis). 1486948249_file_pdf_download


2010 winning Student Paper

Optimization of phosphorus and magnesium release from waste activated sludge. 1486948249_file_pdf_download


2010 Radebaugh Award Winning Paper

Caution-Advanced Digestion Processes. 1487122412_microsoft_office_word


15th Annual Education Seminar Proceedings. April 6, 2010

Managing Biosolids in our Energy Conscious Era. 1486948249_file_pdf_download


2009, November 30th Digester Foaming Committee Conference Call

Agenda. 1487122412_microsoft_office_word
Notes. 1487122412_microsoft_office_word
Supplemental Notes. 1487122412_microsoft_office_word


2009, November 9th Digester Foaming Committee Conference Call

Agenda. 1487122412_microsoft_office_word


14th Annual Education Seminar Proceedings. April 7, 2009

Nutrient Removal: Understanding the Issues…Achieving Sustainable Solutions. 1486948249_file_pdf_download


Digester Foaming Committee Meeting Notes 2.1.2009. 1487122412_microsoft_office_word


13th Annual Education Seminar Proceedings. April 01, 2008

Activated Sludge- It’s About Efficiency and Optimization. 1486948249_file_pdf_download


12th Annual Education Seminar Proceedings

Research and Reality: Current Issues in Solids Processing. 1486948249_file_pdf_download



11th Annual Education Seminar Proceedings

Optimizing Biological Nitrogen Removal Processes. 1487116771_microsoft_office_power_point
Control of Struvite Deposition in Wastewater Treatment Plants. 1487116771_microsoft_office_power_point
Nitrification Options for Small Communities Using “Appropriate Technology.” 1487116771_microsoft_office_power_point
Restored Wetlands as Nutrient Farms. 1487116771_microsoft_office_power_point
Sidestream Treatment for Nitrogen Removal. 1487116771_microsoft_office_power_point
Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for Upgrading Wastewater Treatment Plants in Minnesota for New Phosphorus Limits. 1487116771_microsoft_office_power_point
Low D.O. Operation: Effects on Biological Phosphorus Removal, Oxygen Transfer Efficiency, Denitrification, and Energy Savings. 1487116771_microsoft_office_power_point
The Coastal ‘Dead Zone’: Nutrients, Hurricanes, & Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia. 1487116771_microsoft_office_power_point
Effects of Biological Phosphorus Removal on Plant Operations and Capacity at the Nine Springs WWTP.
(2005 Radebaugh Award Winner)



2005 US Stockholm Junior Water Prize Finalist’s Paper

The Use of Barley Straw to Control Algal and Macrophyte Growth on Wild Rice Lake Pre and Post-eutrophic Conditions.

This five-year-study, which has extensively investigated the effect of barley straw on algae, was taken into the field for the second time in Wild Rice Lake a shallow, 2100-acre lake north of Duluth, Minnesota.

June 1, 2005 – Elizabeth Welsh, Minnesota.



2005 Winning Student Paper

Bioremediation of Groundwater Contaminated With Agricultural Chemicals.

This study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of a biofilter for reducing, and maybe even eliminating contaminants in groundwater.

May 22, 2005 – Paul Davidson



10th Annual Education Seminar Proceedings

Extreme Activated Sludge: What’s out there now? 1486948249_file_pdf_download
Escherichia v. Fecal Coli White Paper.

Escherichia coli and Fecal Coliform Populations in Disinfected Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent and Recommendations to DNR for a Monthly Geometric Mean Escherichia coli Limitation.

December 1, 2004

Implementation and Operation of Illinois’ First Nitrifying Biological Aerated Filter.
(2004 Radebaugh Award Winner)


2004 Winning Student Paper

Beneficial Use of Biosolids: Total Nitrogen Removal in a Completely Mixed Membrane Biofilm Reactor for Nitrification and Denitrification.
Jennifer Cowman
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Beneficial Use of Biosolids: Strategies for Success and Acceptance
(Presented at the 2004 Central States WEA Education Seminar)
A Constant SRT Calculated From Liquid Flows Improves BNR Activated Sludge Performance(2002 Radebaugh Award Winner) 1486948249_file_pdf_download

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