Probiotic Solutions® Sponsors Wastewater Microbiology & Process Control 2-Day Course
Probiotic Solutions® is sponsoring a Wastewater Microbiology course with microbiologist & certified operator Dr. Toni Glymph-Martin in Arizona on April 11-12, 2023.
The 2-day in-person course will cover various key topics related to wastewater microbiology including, but not limited to, microscopy, filamentous bacteria, etc. Attendees will also get a chance to participate in various hands-on learning activities for a better understanding. To know more about the course, watch a 2.5-minute video of Heather Jennings, Director of Probiotic Solutions® and Dr. Glymph-Martin in which they discuss the course.
About the Instructor: As a wastewater microbiologist and certified operator who has spent more than 40 years working, teaching, and researching in the field of wastewater microbiology, Dr. Glymph-Martin has gained considerable knowledge of wastewater treatment design and operation. She has also earned international recognition as an expert in her field, receiving numerous awards for her work. She is the author of Wastewater Microbiology: A Handbook for Operators, and A Wastewater Microbiology Laboratory Manual for Operators. More information about Toni and her work is available at https://www.wwmicrosolutions.com/.
Course Dates: April 11–12, 2023 (in-person, no virtual option)
Class Times: On-site Check-In on April 11, 7:30 am
Classes: 8:30 am–4:00 pm, both days
Location: Bio Huma Netics, Inc.
1331 Houston Ave.
Gilbert, AZ 85233 Map
Fees and Registration:
As this course involves hands-on use of microscopes, attendees are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own microscopes and wastewater samples. We will try our best to accommodate the use of microscopes if your system does not have one to bring.
Parameters Affecting Their Growth: Oxygen, Sludge Age, Food: Microorganism (F:M) ratio, Other Parameters
11:00–11:30 The Role of Protozoa and Metazoans
Parameters Affecting Their Growth
Identifying Protozoa and Metazoans
11:30–12:00 BHN Facility Tour
12:00–1:00 Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00–2:15 Process Control Using the Microscope
Protozoa & Metazoa: Relative Dominance
Slime Bulking & Nutrient Deficiency
2:15–4:00 Microorganisms Response to Unfavorable Conditions
Protozoa & Metazoans—Shelled (Testate) species
Day Two Agenda, April 12
8:00–8:45 What are Filamentous Bacteria?
Conditions That Favor Their Growth
8:45–9:00 Sampling and Staining
9:00–10:00 Filamentous Bacteria Characteristics
Cell size and Shape
Sheath and Motility
10:00–12:00 A Simple Approach to Identification and Control
12:00–1:00 Lunch(On Your Own)
1:00–2:00 Filamentous Bacteria Counting
2:00–4:00 Microbiological Monitoring of EBPR Systems
PAOs, PHB, POLYp and GAOs
PHB and Neisser Staining
Quantifying PAOs and GAOs
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