3 days, $995 – 21 contact hours

Who Should Attend?

Water and wastewater operators, past students of our Activated Sludge Process Control (ASPC) and Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) trainings who are seeking more hands-on problem-solving, and industrial plant personnel using activated sludge processes. We recommend that students complete our ASPC course prior to taking Activated Sludge Troubleshooting.

Course Description

Need advanced, hands-on discussion and training related to activated sludge process control? Many students require advanced lessons in troubleshooting to build upon previous ASPC training.

Additional hands-on troubleshooting and discussion with industry peers can help water and wastewater professionals further their process knowledge and enhance plant performance. In response to student feedback, Tetra Tech is now pleased to offer Activated Sludge Troubleshooting course. This course expands our continuum of training in the optimization and operation of an activated sludge system.

Absolutely loved the course and interaction between the instructors and students.

ASPC Troubleshooting student

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 where Tetra Tech personnel improved operations during site visits. Learn from the experience of others and explore with our experts how to achieve process improvements and dollar savings.

What Will Be Covered During Class

Day One Day Two Day Three
  • Introduction
  • Troubleshooting process
  • Physical observations
  • Return control
  • Mass balance
  • SOUR
  • Data analysis
  • Data collection programs
  • ORP
  • Microscopic observation
  • Bulking control
  • Wasting control
  • Related systems and solutions
  • Data analyses
  • System loadings
  • Trend charting
  • Unit capacity analysis
  • Workshops
  • Summary and 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 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 Wastewater Training by phone at +1 (303) 825-5999 or +1 (800) 473-5999, or email wastewater.training@tetratech.com.

Note: Tetra Tech makes every effort to hold each class as advertised and to add additional dates and locations throughout the year. Each class has minimum and maximum registration requirements. Courses can fill up quickly and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. While it is unlikely, 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.