AC23 - Biological Sensing as a Real Time Monitor to Facilitate Timely Wastewater Treatment Decision Making
Recorded On: 04/19/2023
CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA EIT, AWTO certifications.
SWB WW: 0.1
Come learn about real-time, low-maintenance Bio-Electric Sensing (BES) instrumentation, and how it uses bio-fouling to provide insights into influent conditions and treatment performance. Hear from the General Manage of Sewer Authority Mid-coaside about their experience using BES to master extremely variable influent conditions with FEWER manual COD samples.
Understand the role of 'influent conditions' (such as high or low organic loading) on effluent quality violations and plant upsets.
Understand how earlier, real-time information/data can be used effectively to improve plant process performance during high influent loading events, through taking proper corrective/preventative action.
Understand how BES technology works, and what its potential applications could be at their facility
Understand the relationship between "Carbon Consumption Rate" and COD measurements
Identify ways staff time can be deployed for other activities, instead of laboratory measurement
Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside
Mr Kishen Prathivadi is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer and a Certified Project Management Professional. He is currently the General Manager for Sewer Authority Mid Coastside and is based in Half Moon Bay, California. He has extensive project management and design experience with primary focus on wastewater related programs.
He has overseen several water and wastewater projects for several municipal agencies. He has to his credit several presentations and publications on hydraulics, valves and related fields in various International Conferences.
Alexandra Webb (she/her/hers)
North American Rep Channel Manager
SENTRY Water Technologies
Alex is the Rep Channel manager for SENTRY water technology. Her varied professional background includes work in the heavy industrial sector on pipe and valve supply projects, as well as watershed management research. She volunteers with the AWWA and IWA to bring her early-career perspective to committees as an "elder YP." At SENTRY, she works with regional and local representatives to support clients using SENTRY’s innovative sensor technology to proactively address their water quality challenges
Christine Polo (she/her/hers)
Biosolids and Sustainability Technologist
Christine Polo works a senior technologist with Carollo Engineers in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has 13 years of experience specializing in biosolids planning for wastewater utilities including working on many biosolids master plans, biogas use alternatives analysis, and, more recently, greenhouse gas accounting and food waste co-digestion studies.
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