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

In-Plant Site Specific Wastewater Treatment Plant
for the Oil Refining and Petrochemical Industries
Operator Level Training Course

Refinery Water Engineering & Associates, Inc. (RWE) is proud to offer the 2013 Edition of our WWTP Training  Course for Operator Level personnel, which is site specific and also built around the special considerations of wastewater  unique to the Oil Refining and Petrochemical Manufacturing industries. These onsite courses are taught by RWE's  world renowned professors, with a cumulative WWTP engineering and operations experience of 290 years in more than  100+ oil refineries and petrochemical plants around the world. The course content is built around the specific operating  conditions in each client's plant.

The 2013 Edition of this training course is focused on delivering a standardized, reproducible, and consistent approach to  process control, such that the following Skill Sets can be delivered to each and every Plant Operator in the classroom and  with the supporting Training Manual. The course content is tailor-made for each client facility, with the foundation focused  on the following concepts for the 2013 Edition.

  1. Ability to run and interpret Oxygen Uptake Rate (OUR) tests, such that plant WWTP process variables can be quantitatively targeted and adjusted for continuing optimized performance.
    1. Instantaneous gauge of Bio Health under non-steady state conditions, along with the appropriate corrective actions based on test results.  (Note: RWE in conjunction with UCLA has developed a "stand-alone" Activated Sludge process control program which can replace the traditional Mean Cell Retention Time (MCRT \ Sludge Age) or F:M strategies. In plants which frequently operate under non-steady state conditions, this new approach offers significant advantages).
    2. Early warning and detection of Upstream problem contaminants.
  2. Ability to understand and interpret every process control Analytical test around every piece of WWTP equipment and at critical locations Upstream.
    1. Foundation for administration of the entire process control strategy.
  3. Ability to understand the 2 major mechanisms of NH3 removal, and to check system performance with basic removal efficiency calculations for each mechanism.
    1. Generation of NH3 by oxidation of Amines and decaying Biomass.
  4. Ability to instantaneously control all Clarifier variables and to predict the changes in all major Clarifier variables based on the change of one or all of them simultaneously.
    1. Deployment of a fully automated and operator-friendly State Point Analysis operations control tool.
  5. Ability to construct troubleshooting protocols for monitoring plant problems, categorized:
    1. Removal Rate Performance Indicators.
    2. Process Control Variable Adjustment Indicators.
    3. Measurable Parameters which can correlated to other important considerations which pose difficulty in measurement.
    4. Toxicity Indicators from Inhibitory Compounds entering the plant.
  6. Ability to calculate, adjust, and efficiently target Food-to-Mass Ratio and Mean Cell Retention Time (MCRT), such that Bioreactor steady state can be effectively targeted in spite on non-steady state influent conditions.
    1. Determine optimum MCRT Targets under various operational scenarios.
    2. Calculate Wasting Rates to reach Target Ranges.
    3. Determine the optimum Target Ranges under specific influent conditions and problematic operational scenarios.
  7. Ability to search Upstream at the Source of the manufacturing units for the impact downstream based Load and Toxicity.
    1. Deployment of specific Source Control testing tools which are designed as tracers.
    2. Ability to apply quantified standards for early warning and diversionary strategies to efficiently manage influent spikes.
  8. Ability to formulate plant upset recovery strategies for:
    1. Loss of specific contaminant removal capacity.
    2. Special Cause adjustments in MCRT targets during upset mode.
    3. Diversionary tactics for excess load or toxic shocks.

For more information on the course content, on pricing, or on delivery, please feel free to contact us at:

(409) 548-4661