WaterBreaks Webinar: A hard problem solved, tackling WWTP issues through grit removal best practice

WaterBreaks web

Date: October 12, 2016
Time: 9:00 - 10:00am PST (including Q&A)
Location: Online

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0.1 CEUs

Core for the following certificate types: WWT, SWWS and Related for certificate types: WD, WT, WWC, SWS

Presentation Overview

Join the BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA) for a presentation on the characterization, applications, technology and testing components for grit removal in wastewater treatment plants.  Presented by Bill Pfrang, VP, Wastewater Treatment Technology Leader with AECOM and Aurelien Pauleat, Supervisor Pre-Treatment & CSO with Veolia, this presentation will cover grit removal as a best practice in helping to reduce wear, maintenance and operating costs caused by grit.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this WaterBreak webinar, attendees will have learned more about:

  • What is grit? Characterization
  • Why should grit be removed? Applications
  • What is the industry's grit removal experience? History
  • How is grit removed? Technology
  • How do we know it works? Testing
Who Should Attend
  • Facility operators
  • Utility managers
  • Engineers
  • Consultants

Guest Speaker

Headshot - William P. FrangWilliam P. Prang
Vice President, NY Metro Water
Wastewater Treatment Technology Leader

William P. Pfrang is a vice president and technical director of AECOM with technical oversight responsibility for wastewater treatment projects in the New York City Metropolitan Area. He has 40 years of experience that includes master planning, water quality assessments, conceptual and detailed design, and preparation of specifications and bid documents, construction supervision, and operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants. His experience also encompasses institutional strengthening, training, and tariff assessments. As a Contributing Author for the 5th Edition of the AECOM/Metcalf & Eddy textbook titled “Wastewater Engineering – Treatment and Resource Recovery”, he was responsible for developing Chapter 5, Physical Unit Processes.

He is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer and holds a Master’s Degree in Sanitary Engineering from Northeastern University. He is a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maine and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.

Mr. Pfrang has extensive international experience, including projects in Southeast Asia, South America, and the Middle East. He has developed projects and prepared feasibility studies for the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, World Health Organization, the United States Trade and Development Agency, and the United States Agency for International Development.


Headshot - Aurelien PauleatAurelien Pauleat, P.Eng.
Supervisor, Tender Team - Pretreatment & CSO
Wastewater Treatment Technology Leader

Aurélien Pauléat is the Pretreatment and CSO Tender Team Supervisor based in the Veolia’s Montreal offices. With over 15 years of experience in mechanical engineering, Aurélien has ten years of expertise in the areas of municipal waste water treatment. Aurélien joined Veolia in 2009 as an Applications Specialist for the Pretreatment division and was appointed Supervisor in 2015 where he oversees all equipment selections and tenders for North America.

Prior to joining Veolia, Aurélien was an engineering consultant in Paris, France, for Renault, a leading European car manufacturer, where he managed projects focused on engine design.

Aurélien holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design from the University of Technologies in Compiègne, France.

Registration Information

Deadline: October 11, 2016 at 3:00pm PST
Online: Complete your registration online using a Visa or Mastercard.
Email, mail or fax: Complete our registration form and send it back to the BCWWA office.

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