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3312 Hwy. 365, Suite 213, Nederland, TX. 77627

Wastewater Treatment Training Course
for Oil Refining and Petrochemical Manufacturing

Chemical Engineering Magazine, ChemInnovations Conference & Expo, and Refinery Water Engineering & Associates, Inc. (RWE) are proud to present a special edition of the only available wastewater treatment training course designed specifically for the unique characteristics related to the oil refining & petrochemical manufacturing industries. This 2013 Special Edition Course provides the students with classroom training, one-on-one consultation, and a comprehensive training manual with class notes. This 2013 Special Edition Course is part of the new 2013 RWE comprehensive course, the next edition of the highly acclaimed RWE 2012 course. The RWE 2012 Online Course is a finalist for the 2013 Chemical Engineering Magazine & ChemInnovations Annual Award in the category of Community Service (

RWE's world renowned professors, with a cumulative engineering experience of 290 years in more than 100+ oil refineries and petrochemical plants, this year will present all new material. Some of this 2013 Special Edition Course content will focus on brand new topics, and some of the content is the next level of subject matter building on the fundamentals learned from the 2012 course topics. For those students who wish to brush up on some of the 2012 course fundamentals in preparation for this 2013 edition, we also have available the recommended Prerequisite Subject Matter in a multimedia format. This training class enrollment fee also includes a free pass to the ChemInnovations Conference & Expo Exhibit Hall & Keynote Sessions on Sept. 25 or Sept. 26, a $75 value.
When: September 24, 2013, 8am to 10pm.

Where: Galveston, Texas at ChemInnovations Conference & Expo

Skill Sets Attendees Will Acquire At This 2013 Special Edition Course:

➢ The newest analytical tools for optimization of oil & chemical wastewater process control.
➢ The ability to replace trial and error process control with a quantified mathematical process.
➢ The ability to deploy a process control strategy that is based on non-steady state or upset conditions.
➢ The ability to deploy wastewater source control early warning & detection methods.
➢ The analytical tools to deploy predictive plant performance tools at the operator level.

One-on-One Private Instruction:
New for this year, starting with the 2013 Special Edition course, private, one-on-one instruction time will also be available with course instructors on September 24, 2013, from 5pm to 10pm. Registered attendees may sign up for 30 minute sessions with the professors of their choice to discuss specific topics or plant applications or issues. This will be on a first come, first serve basis.

2013 Special Edition Course Curriculum:
This year's course features the following Professors & Subject Matter:
Dr. Jerry Lin (Jerry Lin Sample)
o State Point Analysis Tool for Advanced Clarifier Process Control (1.5 Hours).

Mr. David Kujawski (David Kujawski Sample)
o Efficient Analytical Protocol & Interpretation of Operational Process Control Data (2.0 Hours).
o Nitrification Troubleshooting and Alternatives for Recovery & Reliability (1.5 Hours).

Dr. Michael Stenstrom (Mike Stenstrom Sample)
o Use & Interpretation of Oxygen Uptake Rate (OUR) Testing for Advanced Process Control under Non-Steady State conditions (3.0 Hours).
This lecture is a technology breakthrough introduction, where OUR Test Results are applied as replacements for the Sludge Age (MCRT) or Food-to-Mass Ratio (F:M) operational strategies.

Please note that all 3 professors will be engaged in all lectures, with a Lead Presenter along with support from the other 2.

RWE Professor BIOs at:
RWE 2012 Course Reference at:

Curriculum Description:
1. State Point Analysis Tool for Advanced Clarifier Process Control
o With Liquid-Solids Separation for Secondary Clarification of Activated Sludge, all of the Clarifier variables change with a change in any one of them. This makes process control adjustments not only difficult, but usually a trial and error process with little or no no ability to predict the outcome of the adjustments. This lecture delivers the State Point Analysis Tool in a Plant Operator Level format complete with built-in auto-calculators. The lecture focus is in operation of the tool and interpretation of the resulting calculations such that variables can be optimized, and the resulting adjustments can predict the outcome, such that process control is no longer conducted by trial and error, but rather is executed with mathematical precision.

2. Efficient Analytical Protocol & Interpretation of Operational Process Control Data
o Many wastewater treatment plants have much room to optimize the analytical protocol of their process control program. In these cases, often the proper tests at various locations are not run, unnecessary tests are run, or resulting test data is unable to be used for either unit process variable adjustments or for insight into process unit performance efficiency. This lecture will focus on an "in and out" analytical approach, unit by unit, for each piece of equipment in the entire wastewater treatment plant. The basis for why each test is needed, the interpretation of the test data, and the pathways for adjustments based on the test data will be covered in great detail.

3. Nitrification Troubleshooting and Alternatives for Recovery & Reliability
o In most wastewater plants, the Biological process of Nitrification for Ammonia removal is usually the most unstable of all of the unit processes. When Ammonia removal capacity is lost, it can be difficult and a lengthy process to repair the situation. This lecture will examine in great detail all Ammonia removal mechanisms in play in the wastewater Bioreactors, how to integrate these mechanisms for a given set of circumstances, and how to optimize each mechanism. Great focus will be on Nitrification troubleshooting and upset recovery, along with advantages and disadvantages of alternative corrective actions.

4. Use & Interpretation of OUR Testing for Advanced Process Control under Non-Steady State conditions
o Historically, the best available overall operating strategies for Activated Sludge wastewater systems have been MCRT, F:M Ratio, or Target MLSS. In petrochemical and refinery wastewater, often times all of these strategies have pitfalls which tend to disable their effectiveness in achieving optimized process control. Perhaps the most important cause for the failures of these strategies in these types of wastewater is the fact that the influent is largely in non-steady state conditions most of the time, and the strategies are based on steady state conditions. To make matters worse, often the changes in the influent are not detected until it is too late. A novel new approach to replacing these strategies is the application of Oxygen Uptake Rate measurement and control. In conditions of non-steady state influent, this process control strategy is unrivaled for optimizing process variables instantaneously in real time. This lecture will roll out this new technology, and focus on how to operate the strategy in conjunction with the accompanying process variables adjustment for overall optimization.

For more information on course, visit:
(409) 548-4661
(713) 343-1876

To enroll in course, visit:
Online Registration starts Monday, July 15, 2013
Limited Space available
(713) 343-1876 for Manual Registration