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WEFTEC 2008: Session 61 through Session 70

Session 61: Green Power: Renewable Energy Options for Water and Wastewater Utilities

THE BENEFICIAL REUSE OF SLUDGE INCINERATOR EXHAUST GASES TO PRODUCE RENEWABLE ENERGY
pp. 4503-4517(15)
Authors: DiGangi, Dominick; Melchiori, Edward; Habetz, Darren

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Improving Anaerobic Digestion Efficiency of Hog Manure in Passive Heating Solar Greenhouses on the Canadian Prairies
pp. 4518-4528(11)
Authors: Ackerman, Joe N.; Cicek, Nazim; Zhang, Qiang; Barmeier, Norman

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Innovative FOG and Cake Digestion—The Key to Biosolids Processing Energy and Cost Savings for Pinellas County
pp. 4534-4550(17)
Authors: Kabouris, J. C.; Engelmann, M.; Dulaney, J.; Gillette, R. A.; Todd, A. C.

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Framework of a Sustainable Energy Master Plan for the Bergen County Utilities Authority Little Ferry WPCF
pp. 4551-4563(13)
Authors: Tavares, Luis M.; Cestone, Richard M.; Gerard, Robert M.

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OWASA's Carbon Footprint Analysis and Opportunities for Industry-Wide, Efficiency-Gain Tracking
pp. 4564-4579(16)
Authors: Willis, John; Davis, Patrick; Hull, Ted; Kerwin, Ed

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Sustainable Wastewater Treatment: Optimizing Options and Outlook of Opportunities
pp. 4580-4581(2)
Authors: Wallis-Lage, Cindy; Chan, Tak; Rogalla, Frank; Tarallo, Steve

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The Utilization of Molecular Tools for Process Optimization and Energy Management at Reclaimed Water Facilities
pp. 4582-4588(7)
Authors: Boone, Amber; Olson, Betty H.; Bae, Hun-Kung; Ferons, Daniel R.

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Giving Old Anaerobic Digesters a New Look
pp. 4589-4597(9)
Authors: deSilva, Viraj; Milligan, John

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Session 62: Wastewater Conveyance and Overflows: Pipes, Pumps and Tunnels

Chicago's Underground Unveiled for the First Time Since Al Capone's Legacy Ended
pp. 4598-4607(10)
Authors: Oksuz, Faruk; Hirner, Cary

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Modeling Chicago's Rainblocker Program: Inlet Restriction in a Complex City-Wide Collection System Model
pp. 4608-4614(7)
Authors: Mulvaney, Peter; Osakada, Sid; Potts, Daniel; Scott, Nicole; Coleman, Tim; Johnson, Joe; Wu, Lin

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Managing Wastewater Conveyance in Wisconsin's Capital City
pp. 4624-4633(10)
Authors: Paschke, Ned W.; Simon, Michael E.

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Physical Modeling to Optimize Chicago's New Calumet Influent Pumping Station
pp. 4634-4642(9)
Authors: Kunetz, Thomas; Brocard, Dominique; Garcia, Marcelo; Waratuke, Andrew; Weber, Thomas

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SSO Minimization at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
pp. 4643-4654(12)
Authors: Grinker, Joseph R.; Fullington, Barney G.

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Discerning CSO Impacts to a Receiving Water with Elevated Background Concentrations
pp. 4655-4656(2)
Authors: Koltz, Brandon; Recktenwalt, Mary; Gonwa, Willie; Gerdes, Jane; Myroth, Greg

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A TALE OF MORE THAN TWO AGENCIES: THE FLAGG CREEK WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT'S SEWER CAPACITY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (SCAP)
pp. 4657-4659(3)
Authors: Buckley, Christopher; D'Adam, Don; Trivedi, Shalini

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Session 63: Particle Behavior in Biological Processes

Quantifying the In Situ Growth Rate of a Filament and a Floc-former in Activated Sludge
pp. 4660-4671(12)
Authors: Nguyen, Vivi L.; Reyes, Francis L. de los

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Monitoring Microbial Shifts during Activated Sludge Floc and Aerobic Granule Development
pp. 4672-4678(7)
Authors: Hong, Hyunsuk; Williams, Jon C.; Hsieh, Juchun; Ducoste, Joel J.; Reyes, Francis L. de los

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Predicting the Degradability of Waste Activated Sludge
pp. 4699-4712(14)
Authors: Jones, Richard; Parker, Wayne; Zhu, Henry; Houweling, Dwight; Murthy, Sudhir

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Biosolids as Gels: A New Way of Looking at Conditioning and Dewatering
pp. 4713-4724(12)
Authors: Dursun, Derya; Dentel, Steven K.

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Characterization of Lectins and Bacterial Adhesins in Activated Sludge Flocs
pp. 4725-4742(18)
Authors: Park, Chul; Novak, John T.

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Development of Protocols for Evaluating WAS Pre-Treatment
pp. 4743-4756(14)
Authors: Kianmehr, Peiman; Parker, Wayne; Urbanic, Jane Challen

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Evaluation of an Anaerobic Granule Biosensor for Upset Early Warning Detection
pp. 4757-4769(13)
Authors: Jiang, Xi; Ellis, Timothy G.

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Session 64: Metals and Mining Industry

Chromium Fate in Constructed Wetlands Treating Tannery Wastewaters
pp. 4770-4789(20)
Authors: Dotro, Gabriela; Palazolo, Paul; Larsen, Daniel

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Remediation of Acid Rock Discharges
pp. 4790-4802(13)
Authors: Smoke, J. D.; Neufeld, R. D.; Monnell, J.; Gray, T.

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Aquatic Toxicity Reduction and Water Reuse at a Metal Finishing Plant
pp. 4811-4822(12)
Authors: Patrick, George; Deemer, Don; McCune, Loren; Snell, Terry

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Footprint and O&M Cost Reductions with Actiflo® System – A Pilot Study for Gold Mining Effluent Treatment
pp. 4823-4832(10)
Authors: Hu, Zhifei; Edwards, Brian; Alexant, Jes; Quesnel, Jamie

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Single Process Arsenic and Antimony Removal Using Coagulation and Microfiltration
pp. 4833-4842(10)
Authors: Tamburini, Joseph R.; Billin, Samuel J.; Liang, H. C.

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Solidification of Waste Hydrofluoric Acid Raffinate from Tantalum Refining
pp. 4843-4849(7)
Authors: Dangel, Robert; Stewart, Jacqueline

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Bioprecipitation of Strontium by Sulphate Reducing Bacteria
pp. 4850-4863(14)
Authors: Ngwenya, N.; Chirwa, E. M. N.

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Session 65: Virtual Wastewater Treatment: Benefits and Breakthroughs in Process Modeling

Modeling the Fate of Mercury, Selenium and Silver in a Large POTW
pp. 4864-4877(14)
Authors: Monteith, Hugh; Kalogo, Youssouf; Jamesson, Guy; Ifft, Jeffrey

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BIOLOGICAL SLUDGE REDUCTION PROCESS MODELING WITH ASM BASED MODELS
pp. 4908-4917(10)
Authors: Johnson, Bruce R.; Daigger, Glen T.; Novak, John T.

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Kinetic Parameters for Modeling Two-Step Nitrification and Denitrification — Case Study
pp. 4918-4926(9)
Authors: Latimer, Ron J.; Pitt, Paul; Dold, Peter; Takacs, Imre; Lynch, T.J.

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DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR SBRs USED IN DIGESTION LIQUOR SIDESTREAM TREATMENT
pp. 4927-4941(15)
Authors: Wett, B.; Murthy, S.; O'Shaughnessy, M.; Sizemore, J.; Takács, I.; Bailey, W.; Musabyimana, M.; Sanjines, P.; Katehis, D.; Daigger, G. T.

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SHARON process stability modeled by BioWin
pp. 4942-4956(15)
Authors: Borger, A. R.; Takács, I.; Roeleveld, P. M.; Mooij, HW. de

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Evaluation of Wet Weather Strategies and Clarifier Optimization Using State-of-the-Art Tools
pp. 4957-4968(12)
Authors: Griborio, Alonso; Rohrbacher, Joe; Taylor, Ronald; Pitt, Paul; Latimer, Ron

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Assessing the Impact of a Scalping MBR Plant on a Regional Treatment Plant
pp. 4969-4981(13)
Authors: Lei, Li; Johnson, Bruce; Burkhart, Michelle; Peterson, John

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Alternative Levels of Process Modeling in Consulting – What Is Best for our Clients?
pp. 4982-4993(12)
Authors: Merlo, Rion; Parker, Denny; Jimenez, Jose; Wahlberg, Eric; Bratby, John

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Session 66: How to Optimize Your MBBR-IFAS Design

Evaluation of Oxygen Transfer Efficiency via Off-gas Testing at Full Scale Integrated Fixed film Activated Sludge Installation
pp. 4994-5001(8)
Authors: Viswanathan, Sudhakar; Pham, Hao; Kelly, Robert F.; Redmon, David T.; Fernandes, William

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Optimizing IFAS and MBBR Designs Using Full-Scale Data
pp. 5002-5021(20)
Authors: Phillips, Heather M.; Maxwell, Mark; Johnson, Terry; Barnard, James; Rutt, Ken; Seda, Jim; Corning, Blair; Grebenc, JM; Love, Natalie; Ellis, Stephen

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Effects of Fluctuating Iron Dosage on Nitrification in Integrated Fixed Film and Conventional Activated Sludge Processes
pp. 5022-5043(22)
Authors: Stricker, Anne-Emmanuelle; Lishman, Lori; Barrie, Ashley

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Modeling Integrated Fixed-Film Activated Sludge (IFAS) and Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) Systems: Development and Evaluation
pp. 5044-5068(25)
Authors: Boltz, Joshua P.; Johnson, Bruce R.; Daigger, Glen T.; Sandino, Julian; Elenter, Deborah

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Evaluation of Plastic Carrier Media Impact on Oxygen Transfer Efficiency with Coarse and Fine Bubble Diffusers
pp. 5069-5079(11)
Authors: Pham, Hao; Viswanathan, Sudhakar; Kelly, Robert F.

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MBBR Pilot Study for Tertiary Nitrification of HPOAS Wastewater at Harrisburg AWTF
pp. 5080-5091(12)
Authors: Kaldate, Amit; Holst, Troy; Pattarkine, Vikram

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Distribution of Microbial Population within a Moving Bed Bio-film Reactor (MBBR) Combining a “Denitrifiltration” Unit
pp. 5092-5098(7)
Authors: Assulin, Nir; Shechter, Ronen; Master, Yigal; Arbel, Tamar

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When Conventional Design Bid Build Approach is Unconventional — Design and Bidding of IFAS Full-Scale Pilot at Greensboro, North Carolina
pp. 5099-5116(18)
Authors: Gellner, W. James; Samel, Leslie; Howard, Don; Stone, Alan; Pitt, Paul

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Session 67: Operation of Biological Phosphorus Removal Systems

How Much Nitrogen can this Plant Remove?
pp. 5117-5132(16)
Authors: McConnell, William C.; Hurtado, Daniel M.; Cote, Theresa

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Unlocking the Mystery of Biological Phosphorus Removal Upsets and Inhibited Nitrification at a 30 mgd BNR Facility
pp. 5133-5152(20)
Authors: Bilyk, Katya; Cubbage, Laurissa; Stone, Alan; Pitt, Paul; Dano, John; Balzer, Bill

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Maximizing EBPR: Going from a ‘Black Box’ to a ‘Glass Box’ Approach
pp. 5153-5161(9)
Authors: Smith, Robert C.; Tincu, Jason; Jeyanayagam, Sam

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Struvite Control and Prevention in Centrate
pp. 5162-5170(9)
Author: Baur, Rob

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Failure and Subsequent Restoration of EBPR Capability of a Small Community Wastewater Treatment Plant
pp. 5171-5184(14)
Authors: Basu, Somnath; Wiesner, Tim; Page, Jack

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Full-Scale Performance Testing and Optimization of an Old-School Process with Limit of Technology Nutrient Removal Capabilities
pp. 5185-5203(19)
Authors: Frank, Kevin; Davies, Grant; Shirodkar, Nikhil; Sauvageau, Alan

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Session 68: Featured Session – Lab Practices Detection and Quantitation: New Methods and Perspectives of The U.S. EPA's Federal Advisory Committee

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Field Data Entry into LIMS
pp. 5207-5211(5)
Authors: Lindsay, Lorene; Greene, David

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On-Demand MDLs for the Environmental Laboratory
pp. 5228-5233(6)
Authors: Osborn, Kenneth E.; Rodigari, Francois

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Session 69: Management of Odors and Air Emissions

ODOR ABATEMENT & COLD PLASMA TECHNOLOGY: REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH SERVES PUBLIC WELL
pp. 5240-5252(13)
Authors: Dodds, Bob; McBride, Brian; Mauritzson, Alf; Smith, Peter; Lewellen, Tom

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The Devil is in the Details: Odor Modeling and AERMOD
pp. 5253-5270(18)
Author: Diosey, Phyllis G.

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Evaluation and Phase 1 Implementation of Emissions Abatement at the Des Moines, Iowa Wastewater Reclamation Facility
pp. 5279-5297(19)
Authors: Aurit, Scott A.; Sova, Ron; Dechant, David; Hammitt, Royce

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Defining and Managing Odors at a Previously Rural Wastewater Treatment Plant
pp. 5298-5316(19)
Authors: Spieles, Nicole B.; Kenzie, Earl J.; Popeck, Joseph R.; Gorgan, Joseph M.

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The Technology of Soil Biofilters and Two Case Histories from the City of Tempe
pp. 5327-5336(10)
Authors: Lamb, Ed; Johnson, Rob; Bohn, Karl

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Modeling Total Air Emissions at Large Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant
pp. 5337-5349(13)
Authors: Fred, T.; Heinonen, M.; Sundell, L.; Toivikko, S.

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Session 70: Think Thick or Dry

SOLIDS PROCESSING CHALLENGES AT WSSC WESTERN BRANCH — CAN AN INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY OFFER A SOLUTION?
pp. 5359-5372(14)
Authors: Abu-Orf, Mohammad; Davies, Grant; Sauvageau, Alan; Shirodkar, Nikhil

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Toronto's Pelletizer Facility – A New Start
pp. 5373-5385(13)
Authors: Nazareth, Vincent; Saknenko, Valera; Ryder, Michael; Howell, James; Barlow, Alison

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Pilot Testing of the Micronex™ System to Produce a Class A Biosolids
pp. 5392-5400(9)
Authors: Boyle, J.; Fornari, M.; Gobbi, N.; Rezania, B.; Nichols, Brian; Flaherty, J.

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Medium-Temperature Belt Dryers for Biosolids
pp. 5401-5418(18)
Authors: Roediger, Markus; Bogner, Rudolf; Forstner, Gerhard

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The 2007 Sludge Thickening Adventure in Boulder, Colorado
pp. 5419-5425(7)
Authors: Fevig, Stephanie; Bratby, John; Douville, Chris; Heppler, Paul

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Performance of Instrumentation and Control Upgrades to Multiple Hearth Furnace in Anchorage, Alaska
pp. 5426-5433(8)
Authors: Nuss, Stephen; Persinger, David; Brunner, Todd; Netzel, John

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REGIONAL MOBILE BIOSOLIDS DEWATERING
pp. 5434-5451(18)
Authors: Lonergan, Robert; Spivey, Lynn; Pacifici, John; Venner, Ifetayo; Legg, Landis; Morgan, Zark

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