WEF is running a special contest to promote WEFTEC-11. The annual technical conference and exhibition is scheduled for Oct. 15-19 in Los Angeles.

Registration officially opens  March 31st and if you sign up for a reminder e-mail then you’re entered for a chance to win one of three $50 Visa gift cards. Winners will be notified by March 31.

To enter you must sign-up for the WEF e-mail reminder here.

This is a WEF contest not affiliated with CWEA.

February 9, 2011 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Online Registration

Will you “Repair” your manholes via chemical grout (internal or external) or seals (mechanical, elastomeric, cementitious)?  Perhaps you will require manhole “Renewal” via coatings (sprayed, pumped, troweled) or liners (poured-in-place, cured-in-place)?  Then again, there’s always the option of conventional open cut excavation and “Replacement”.  The “R” that you select will depend on your site-specific situation and needs.

View a demo of the online training course, Purpose and Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment. WEF’s online training engine gives you the flexibility to take a course when you want, how you want. After successful completion of the course and passing score, you will receive a personalized official Certificate of Completion with recommended contact hours or Continuing Education Units via e-mail.

On-line registration for WEF’s Residuals and Biosolids Specialty Conference is now open.  The conference will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, CA from May 22-25, 2011. The theme of the conference is “Adapting Residuals Management to a Changing Climate. Cooperating Organizations include: California Water Environment Association, California Association of Sanitation Agencies, Air & Waste Management Association, and U.S. Composting Council.

EPA has released an interim report, Evaluation of Combined Heat and Power Technologies for Wastewater Facilities, which serves as a planning-level tool for wastewater professionals and provides an examination of commonly used and emerging combined heat and power (CHP) technologies for converting anaerobic digester gas to electrical power and process heat.  The report was developed by Columbus Water Works, under an assistance agreement awarded by EPA in support of their Columbus Biosolids Flow-Through Thermophilic Treatment (CBFT3) National Demonstration Project. It provides detailed technical information about existing technologies for producing heat and power from biogas including: internal combustion engines, gas turbines, microturbines, and fuel cells as well as other beneficial uses for digester gas. The report includes detailed process descriptions and performance and cost data. It also addresses factors such as infrastructure requirements, digester gas treatment, and operational issues. The interim report includes four in-depth facility case studies from across the country that demonstrate successful biogas-to-energy projects.