Innovation Seminar


The 5th Annual RMWEA Innovation Seminar
Sponsored by the Innovative Water Technology Committee


Wellshire Events Center
3333 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Check in at 7:45 AM


Innovative Technologies Committee webpage

Members - $100
Non-Members - $135 (includes RMWEA membership)
Scholarships available for small utilities. Please contact Tanja Rauch-Williams for details.

 8:30 - 8:45 Workshop Welcome, LIFT Updates, and Program Overview 
Tanja Rauch-Williams (Carollo) &Andrew Dugan (Misco)
 8:45 - 10:00 
New Advances in Phosphorus Removal
Moderator: Bryan Coday (Carollo)
Session overview - Bryan Coday
S2EBPR - State of Knowledge,  Process and Design Considerations -
Blair Wisdom (MWRD)
Innovative Integration of Phosphorus Recovery
into Existing Plant Processes and Budgets: 
A Collection of Cases Studies
Derek Lycke  (Ostara)
Rare Earth Metals for
Low-Level Phosphorus Removal

(Jason Hock, Neo Materials)
Discussion and Q&A 
 10:00 - 10:15 Networking and Exhibition 
 10:15 - 11:45 
State of the Art Developments in Aeration Control Automation
Moderator: Tanja Rauch-Williams (Carollo)
Session overview - Tanja Rauch-Williams
Real-time Aeration Control for Ammonia and Nitrogen,
Performance From the Field
Andy Logan, (Hach)
1-Year Review: DO Automation at Chico, CA -
Successes and Lessons Learned
Alex Ekster (Ekster and Associates Inc.)
Model Predictive Control - Applications in Other Industries
and Potential for the Water Industry
(Bill Poe, Schneider Electric)
A Utility Perspective - Practical  Considerations of Operating and Advancing Ammonia Based Aeration Control -
Christopher Marks (City of Boulder) & Kate Newhart (Colorado School of Mines)
Discussion and Q&A
 11:45 – 12:30 Lunch Break 
12:30 – 13:15
Utilities in the Spotlight - Effluent Total Nitrogen below 6 ppm the Conventional Way 
Moderator: Andrew Dugan (Misco)
Session overview - Andrew Dugan
Achieving Low Effluent Total Nitrogen in Conventional Activated Sludge Treatment -
Chris Machado (Stantec)
Minimizing nitrogen and phosphorus in an activated sludge process -
Warren Barlow (Fort Collins Utilities)
Minimizing nitrogen and phosphorus in an oxidation ditch process -
Craig Hibbard (Boxelder Sanitation District)
Discussion and Q&A    
13:15 – 14:00Networking, Coffee, and Vendor Discussions  
Moderator: Abigail  Antolovich
Regulatory Updates
Session overview - Abigail Antolovich
Introduction to Regulatory Requirements Associated with New Technologies - Brandi Honeycutt (Colorado Dept of Public Health & Environment, CDPHE)
Drivers, Case Studies and Learnings Related to Regulations 22 and 84
Bret Icenogle (CDPHE)
Relevance of PFAS for the (Waste)Water Industry and Technology Vetting -
Chris Bellona (Colorado School of Mines
Discussion and Q&A
15:15 – 16:00
Innovation Forum
Moderator: Sean O'Connell
Session Introduction -
Sean O'Connell
Mainstream Granular Sludge Treatment Through Sidestream Seeding -
Benoit Maag,  Organo
Discussion and Q&A
16:00 - 17:00Reception 

*RMWEA sponsored training is offered at member and non-member prices. Generally, non-member registration fees are $35 higher than member fees for one-day seminars and training events. Non-member prices include a one-year associate membership in RMWEA if desired. Non-members must pay non-member registration fees regardless of whether they decide to become associate members. Attendees who choose to become members will receive our bi-monthly journal, RUMBLES, and our monthly electronic newsletter, e-Rumbles. New members are eligible to attend future training events at member prices.