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ITA Acknowledges WERF Research Team

ITA would like to acknowledge the following ITA members for volunteering their time, expertise and resources for the WERF 03-CTS-8 On-Line Nitrogen Monitoring and Control research project.

                

Project Team:

 

Stephen G. Nutt, M.Eng., P.Eng.

XCG Consultants, Ltd., Ontario, Canada

Steve Nutt, a partner of XCG Consultants, has been an integral part of ITA testing since its inception.  Steve has been involved in most of ITA’s tests for more than 20 years and continues to contribute to ITA projects by providing excellent support and expertise for all aspects of ITA testing, including test site meetings, test protocol and procedures development, test data acquisition system programming, testing process and conformance/reference oversight, analysis of treatment process and control systems, literature searches and report development.

 

Salil Kharkar, P.E.

District of Columbia, Water and Sewer Authority, Washington, D.C.

Salil Kharkar, Manager of Process Engineering at Blue Plains, volunteered his valuable time, staff, resources and plant as the test site for the WERF nitrogen research project.  In addition, Salil and his facility volunteered for ITA’s Online Interface/Sludge Blanket Level Analyzers Performance Evaluation Test project in 2003.  The valuable in-kind support and volunteer efforts of Salil Kharkar and DC WASA is the key component to making ITA’s testing a success.  Please see further acknowledgements for DC WASA below.

 

Project Advisory Panel:

The project advisory panel representative of consultants and municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants provided in-kind support, superb guidance and judicious oversight for all aspects of this research project.  ITA extends profound gratitude for the volunteer time extended by advisory panel members to provide their technical expertise and valuable insights that reinforced the aspects of the project approach, analysis and documentation of research findings.

 

                                  Consultant Partner

                                  Peter R. Craan, P.E., CAP

                                  Hazen and Sawyer, New York, New York

                                  Instrumentation Testing Association, Technical Committee Chair

 

                                  Industrial Partner

                                  Steven J. Gluck, Ph.D.

                                  Dow Chemical Company, Texas

                                  Instrumentation Testing Association, President

 

                                  Municipal Partners

                                  Andrew W. Fairey

                                  Commissioners of Public Works of the City of Charleston, South Carolina

 

                                  Steven M. Levy, P.E.

                                  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Illinois

                                  Instrumentation Testing Association, Board of Directors Member

                                 

                                  Salil Kharkar, P.E.

                                  District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, Washington D.C.

 

                                  Sudhir N. Murthy, Ph.D., P.E.

                                  District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, Washington D.C.

 

                                  Bernard Sawyer

                                  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and Consultant

 

                                  William P. Lewis, P.E.

                                  City of Yuba City

                                  Instrumentation Testing Association, Treasurer

                

Project Test Site

The nitrogen instrument field test for this project would not have been possible without the extensive in-kind services and support of the project test site management, process, operations, electrical and laboratory personnel.  ITA would like to specifically acknowledge the following individuals from the project test site, especially Salil Khakar who always found the time to provide extensive support of this research project in spite of his full schedule and who provided the project team with unparalleled access to the Blue Plains treatment plant and wide-ranging access to DC WASA support staff (especially Larry Bastian who without resolve was instrumental in conducting the field test sampling, data collection and general support for oversight of the day-to-day operations of the laborious field test during the most extreme weather conditions of both Summer and Winter and George Mpoyo who provided daily process characteristics laboratory data and the background data for the overall treatment plant processes involved in the test).  ITA would like to acknowledge the extensive support and assistance of Blue Plains staff especially the support and assistance received from the following individuals:

 

District of Columbia, Water and Sewer Authority, Department of Wastewater              Treatment Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

Walter F. Bailey, Director of Wastewater Treatment

Salil Kharkar, P.E., Manager, Process Engineering

Lawrence J. Bastian, Chemical Engineering Technician, Certified Environmental Trainer

George Mulenda Mpoyo, Chemical and Process Engineer

Sudhir Murthy, Ph.D., P.E., Manager, Process Development and Optimization

Bill Adams, Plant Control Computer System Instrumentation Systems Technician

David Parker, Chemical Engineering Technician

Tom Sumpter, Plant Control Computer System Electrician

Gregory T. Philips, Supervisory Microbiologist

 

 

Case Study Treatment Facilities

The nitrogen monitoring case study investigations for this project would not have been possible without the cooperative and in-kind input of the following industrial and municipal wastewater treatment plants that provided valuable insights of the detailed assessments of their nitrogen instrumentation and control practices. ITA extends a debt of gratitude to the following individuals whose enthusiasm, patience and invaluable contributions warrant special recognition for the development of the case study investigations of this report that provide the industry with an extensive panorama of the various approaches to practicing, troubleshooting and solving nitrogen instrumentation and control challenges.

 

Gene E. Keyser, Ph.D.

City of Orlando, Water Conserv II Water Reclamation Facility, Orlando, Florida

 

Rob Baur

Clean Water Services, Rock Creek Treatment Plant, Tigard, Oregon

 

Niels Groot, Ph.D. and Steven J. Gluck, Ph.D.

Dow Benelux bv WWTP, Power & Utilities Industrial, Terneuzen, Netherlands

 

Christian Kaiser and Steven J. Gluck, Ph.D.

Dow Olefinverbund GmbH Central Waste Water Treatment Plant, Böhlen, Germany

 

Jeff Ayers

KSL Los Alamos National Lab WWTP, Los Alamos, New Mexico

 

Phil Russell and Greg Farmer

Littleton/Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant, Englewood, Colorado

 

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Steven M. Levy, P.E., Assistant Chief Engineer

Osoth Jamjun, Acting Chief of Maintenance and Operations

 

Antonio Quintanilla

Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, Chicago, Illinois

 

Reed Dring

Hanover Park Water Reclamation Plant, Hanover Park, Illinois

 

M. Usman Baki

James C. Kirie Water Reclamation Plant, Des Plaines, Illinois

 

Brian Perkovich

John E. Egan Water Reclamation Plant, Schaumburg, Illinois

 

Mary Moscinski

North Side Water Reclamation Plant, Skokie, Illinois

 

Tom Conway

Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, Cicero, Illinois

 

 

Surveyed Treatment Facilities

ITA would like to thank the following wastewater treatment facilities for providing in-kind support for this research project by taking the time to input extensive and critical treatment plant nitrogen instrumentation and control operations, maintenance and cost data for the project’s nitrogen monitoring and control survey.  The analysis of the surveyed wastewater treatment plants was used to set a baseline for this research project’s direction and provides invaluable and practical information to the industry regarding nitrogen instrumentation and control practices.

 

City of Dunedin, Dunedin Wastewater Treatment Plant, Dunedin, Florida

City of Eugene, Eugene/Springfield WPCF, Eugene, Oregon

City of Roseville, Dry Creek WWTP, Roseville, California

City of Roseville, Pleasant Grove WWTP, Roseville, California

City of Yuba City, Yuba City Wastewater Treatment Facility, Yuba City, California

Clean Water Services, Rock Creek Treatment Plant, Tigard, Oregon

Delaware County, Ohio Olentangy Environmental Control Center, Powell, Ohio

Dow Benelux bv WWTP, Power & Utilities Industrial, Terneuzen, Netherlands

Dow Chemical, Freeport, Texas

Dow Olefinverbund GmbH Central Waste Water Treatment Plant, Böhlen, Germany

Fairfax County Wastewater Management, Norman M Cole Pollution Control Plant,                  Lorton, Virginia

KSL Los Alamos National Lab WWTP, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Littleton/Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant, Englewood, Colorado

Lower Perkiomen Valley Regional Sewer Authority, Oaks WWTF, Oaks, Pennsylvania

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago,

Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, Chicago, Illinois

Hanover Park Water Reclamation Plant, Hanover Park, Illinois

James C. Kirie Water           Reclamation Plant, Des Plaines, Illinois

John E. Egan Water Reclamation Plant, Schaumburg, Illinois

North Side Water Reclamation Plant, Skokie, Illinois

Stickney Water Reclamation Plant Cicero, Illinois

New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Tallman Island Water Pollution                  Control Plant, Corona, New York

Prince William County Service Authority, H.L. Mooney Water Reclamation Facility,                  Woodbridge, Virginia

Tennessee Valley Authority, Fossil Plants, Industrial, Chattanooga, Tennessee

 

Manufacturers

ITA would like to thank the following nitrogen instrument manufacturers for providing detailed specifications of their nitrogen instrumentation technologies.  In addition, the project team would like to thank the manufacturers who volunteered to participate in the cooperative field-test by providing in-kind donations and manpower for installing and loaning equipment for the field-test portion of this project.  Specifically, the project team would like acknowledge the in-kind support and equipment donations provided by Endress + Hauser, Hach Company and S::can Messetechnik/Royce Technologies.

 

Applikon Analyzers Inc., Kingwood, Texas

AWA Instruments Inc., La Prairie, Quebec, Canada

Biotector Pollution Control Systems Ltd, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, Ireland

Bran+Luebbe, Lightnin, Norderstedt, Germany

ChemScan Process Analyzers c/o Applied Spectrometry Associates, Inc., Waukesha, Wisconsin

Endress + Hauser, Greenwood, Indiana

Global Measurement Technologies, Inc., Chandler, Arizona

HACH Company, Loveland, Colorado

HACH Evita (formerly Danfoss), Loveland, Colorado

MURTAC Mess- und Regeltechnik, Knittelfeld, Austria

Myratek, Inc., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

NEXTChem Process Analyzers, LLC, Evanston, Illinois

s::can Messtechnik GmbH distributed by Royce Technologies, New Orleans, Louisiana

Severn Trent Services Water Purification Solutions, Colmar, Pennsylvania

Shimadzu, Columbia, Maryland

Systea Scientific LLC, Oak Brook, Illinois

Tyco Greenspan Analytical, Venture, Texas

Tytronics, Galvanic Applied Sciences USA, Inc. Lowell, Massachusetts

Waltron LLC, Whitehouse New Jersey

Wedgewood Analytical STIP (formerly Isco), Anaheim, California

WTW Measurement Systems, Inc. (Nova-Analytics) Woburn, Massachusetts

 

ITA Members Contributed Expertise and Resources for WERF Project

Summer 2006

 

 Volunteer Research Team Members Contributed to All Aspects of WERF Project