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Activated Sludge Troubleshooting and Optimization

3 Days $995 | Contact Hours: 21
June 23-25, 2015 (Denver, CO)
Register at least 30 days in advance


Who Should Attend?

Municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plant operators and others who work with the activated sludge process and want to expand their skills to include problem solving.  Using a hand-on workshop approach you will learn to identify and correct real world treatment issues. Recommend students should complete Activated Sludge Process Control (ASPC) course prior to Activated Sludge Troubleshooting.  A great next step for students who have completed our ASPC and BNR courses.


Course Description

Need advanced, hands-on discussion and training related to activated sludge process control? Many students want advanced lessons in troubleshooting to build upon previous Activated Sludge Process Control training.


Additional hands-on troubleshooting and discussion with industry peers can help water and wastewater professionals further their process knowledge and ultimately enhance plant performance. In response to student feedback, Tetra Tech developed this advanced course offering: Activated Sludge Troubleshooting.


Students will review and re-explore essential microbiology and biochemistry, analytical procedures and data evaluation for process control, mass balance and wasting control, and determination of appropriate return rates. Beyond its examination of process controls, Activated Sludge Troubleshooting explores the practice of basic plant troubleshooting through prepared case studies of actual plants whose operations were improved by Tetra Tech personnel during site visits. Learn from the experience of others and explore with our experts the manner in which you might be able to achieve process improvements and dollar savings at your plant.


"Absolutely loved the course and interaction between the instructors and students."
Troubleshooting Student


What Will Be Covered During Class

Day One

  • Introduction
  • Troubleshooting Overview
  • Physical Observations
  • Unit Capacity Analysis
  • Return Control

Day Two

  • Mass Balance
  • SOUR
  • ORP
  • Microscopic Observation

Day Three

  • Data Collection Program
  • Bulking Control
  • Oxygen Control
  • Pressures
  • Related Systems
  • Final Problem Workshop
  • Summary & Next Steps


CEU Credits 

*Upon completion of a class, Tetra Tech will mail a Certificate of Completion with the number of professional contact (education) hours completed by the student. The C.E.U. or C.U. hours or credits accepted by each state's licensing or certification boards may vary, and students should submit within their own state for credit. Some classes are already approved in different states. For more information, contact the appropriate agency in your state.


Contact Information

For more information, please contact Tetra Tech Training by phone at (303) 825-5999, (800) 473-5999, or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Note: Tetra Tech makes every effort to put on each class as advertised and to add additional dates and locations throughout the year. Each class has minimum and maximum registration requirements. We may cancel or reschedule a course, or close registrations. In the event of rescheduling or cancellation, all registered students will be given 30-days advance notice and can transfer into the next available session of the registered course or another of equal value. We regret if this causes any inconvenience. Thank you.


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* S&H for contiguous U.S.
Outside the U.S. will be actual cost of carrier.

Instructors »


3475 East Foothill Boulevard
Pasadena, California 91107-6024
P +1-626-351-4664
F +1-626-351-5291


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