Training Options

 
 
   

Biological Products:

Bioaugmentation products for Wastewater applications in Papermills, Refineries, Chemical, Tanneries, Municipalities, Textiles, Steel, Agriculture, Animal feedlot,  Gun Powder plant, Food and Beverage- Dairy Products, Orange Juice factory, Wineries, Cookie factory, Vegetable processing plant, Meat packing, Barbecue Restaurant, Aquaculture, Ornamental Ponds for algae control, CAFO, Nursing homes, Military, Campgrounds, Universities, Regulatory agencies

 

 

Lab Services:

Filamentous Identification Lab Service. One reason to identify filaments is to determine the filaments characteristics and then determine the type present.  If the type is found out, a root cause can usually be associated with a particular filament.  If the cause is known, then a correction can be made to alleviate problems. Chlorination is only a quick fix.  Without process changes, filaments will grow back after chlorination.

Wastewater Biomass Analyses and Cooling Tower Analyses also available

 

Training Materials:

Training is an integral part of any job. Not everyone is at the same level of training. Many people want beginning concepts and basics. Some need technical information or troubleshooting. Some want equipment, technology or process information.

We have developed a full set of Basic training, Advanced training, Filamentous Identification the Easy Way as well as custom training CD's Manuals. We also provide hands-on training classes and soon will have an Online "E-University".

 

Audits and Consulting:

At Environmental Leverage® Inc., we have a team of experienced individuals who come into your plant with a fresh pair of eyes.  The system is checked from influent to effluent.  System optimization, equipment efficiency and operational excellence are key components explored. Key Benefits Equipment efficiency Total Cost of Operation reductions Reliability and safety

An onsite audit is conducted to examine system parameters, process controls, and current monitor and control procedures. A physical walk-through is conducted, process flow diagrams are examined, previous design criteria are examined and current standard operating procedures are evaluated along with data logs.

 

 


 

Wastewater Training Options           

Latest News!

What's New!

We have just added "Virtual Audits" to our capabilities. Check out our new Services.  We are in the process of developing an ""Online E-University" in order to meet the needs of our global customers that cannot travel to our public classes. Stay tuned for details and updates.

 

Hands on Wastewater Training and Self Taught classes

The greatest equipment and the most efficient, dedicated workers can be ineffective if they are not properly trained. At Environmental Leverage, we have years of experience in many process areas and technical expertise on equipment,

systems and operations. Programs to optimize your system or custom training can be tailored to increase the reliability and efficiency of your plant. Look for self taught training materials and training courses below.

 

Wastewater Training  ELearning   Click this portal button.

 

At Environmental Leverage, we have developed numerous water and wastewater training materials in order to help our customers with their process controls. Many of our newsletters and technical Q & A's are developed to help solve

current environmental or customer issues. Look below at our custom CD's for hands-on training & troubleshooting. These training CD's are packed full of photographs, videos and custom written training material.

 

 

All New Revised Waste Water Training Materials - © Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

All items on the CD's & Learning Materials are copyrighted. At no time, unless with written permission from Environmental Leverage (Tracy Finnegan) is the material on these CD's to be used for commercial training purposes.

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Higher Life Forms CD

stalked ciliate 1000x, Plant Operations Seminar, wastewater training, operators trainingThis 3 in one wastewater training CD has over 150 high resolution  videos of the microorganisms observed under the microscope.  It is one thing to read about it in a book, another to see examples and videos of actual organisms using different magnifications.  40x, 100x, 400x and 1000x illuminations are used.  Bright Field, dark, phase contrast, and inverted field give you a look at these organisms from all sizes and lighting. The videos have everything from amoebae, to worms, spirillum, algae, etc. Program instructions included to view videos if your computer does not have existing program capable of viewing .avi files.  $75.95        Or purchase the set of 4 CD's and save. See Below

 

 

Aquaculture and aquafarming with fish and shrimp farming with BOD removal

Filamentous gram stains, Plant Operations Seminar, wastewater training, operators training

Filamentous BACTERIA Identification CD

Basic wastewater training on how to perform Filamentous identification. The CD contains basic staining, how to use the microscope, individual sheets on each filament. It includes an excel based worksheet to use in the lab and guide on different organisms. Over 1500 color photos of each type of filament, Gram, Neisser, wet mount, phase, Dark field, Lactophenol Cotton blue, etc. Various examples of conditions found in plants, types of floc, weak, diffuse, open, lacy, firm, compact, etc. Chlorination, causes and controls.

 

This CD has hundreds of photos of floc structures, filaments and foaming observed under the microscope. Plant pictures with these conditions are also included. It is one thing to read about it in a book, another to see examples and videos of actual filaments at different magnifications.  100x, 400x and 1000x illuminations are used.  Bright Field, dark, phase contrast, and inverted images give you a look at these organisms from all sizes and lighting. Gram, Neisser and India stains as well as some Lactophenol Cotton Blues stains may be used on some photos. Tip sheet on how to take the best photos of your own sample is also included. Staining procedures, Filamentous Identification information, Individual filament sheets with information on the filaments, control and troubleshooting are also included in this valuable CD. $75.95        Or purchase the set of 4 CD's and save. See Below

 

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Wastewater Microbiology training CD

This CD is for beginning and intermediate engineers, operators or consultants. What is going on under the microscope. How to take greatlab, Plant Operations Seminar, wastewater training, operators training photomicrographs to document the changes in your system and use it as a monitor and control tool. What are the reasons to take photomicrographs, what stains to use, what are you looking at, how to interpret what you see. . . . These are some of the topics covered in this training course.

 

Pictures and information on filaments, higher life forms, how they correlate to what is happening in the biological system. . . .It is amazing what one or two drops of water can tell you by looking under the microscope. Learn how to use this information to run your plant more efficiently, be proactive and be more effective!

 

This training CD contains information on the basics of wastewater biology. The principals of biology, how to use the microscope, general stains, lab sheets, data recording, typical recommendations for operator testing, data interpretation and troubleshooting. The CD has over 1500 photos of higher life forms, floc, some filaments, and organisms found in wastewater environments. $125.95        Or purchase the set of 4 CD's and save. See Below

 

Wastewater Basics Training CD

This CD contains training materials on Secondary Biological Wastewater Treatment. Troubleshooting, Microbiological basics, vocabulary, training, auditing, tips and hands on testing. A must for anyone dealing with wastewater. This CD also covers general information, process information, control strategies, equipment, technology, microbiology, and chemistry. This CD has many files with standard procedures, and copies of operator training and tests for certification. Presentations from our classes are included, so you can take a self taught course. Subjects range from influent, primaries, secondary's, clarifiers, digesters, dewatering, aerobic, anaerobic, nitrification, toxicity, etc.  $125.95

 

 

wastewater plant, Plant Operations Seminar, wastewater training, operators trainingPurchase As A Set.... All 4 Above Training CD's for Only $250.00 
Yes, Purchase all 4 CD's in a Set and receive a savings of over $150.00.

   Here's what you will receive in your 4 CD Set:
 1    General Filamentous Identification CD
 2    Higher Life Forms Videos CD with actual microscopic life forms
 3    Microbiology

 4    Wastewater Basics CD......
 
Email us admin@EnvironmentalLeverage.com  or  Click this link for: Contact Page. 
You can call us for immediate shipment at 630-906-9791.

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***Each CD has additional folders with copies of our monthly newsletters and handouts that we only send to customers on our mailing list. These newsletters and handouts cover topics from lift stations, cooling towers, foaming, oil and grease, winter impact on plants, etc. Each month a new topic is covered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filament Wastewater 1863 training      Now released this Advanced Wastewater Training CD for

  ©Filamentous Identification The Easy Way™
  Learn how to troubleshoot your own plant & existing problems to run your plant more efficiently.

    Learn the causes from each filament.. . .

© Filamentous Identification the Easy Way™ CD FOR WASTEWATER MICROSCOPIC TRAINING

 Advanced Filamentous Identification program.  We have had tons of people ask us to train them on how to perform a Filamentous Identification.

 After seeing thousands of sample, you start to learn a few tricks. Remember, the most important part in performing the filamentous identification is in learning which process changes to make to the plant based upon the analyses. Getting every single filament in the sample with the "correct" filamentous identification is not as important as figuring out what is wrong with the plant.  What is going on that is making the filaments grow out of control, how to fix it and run the plant the most efficiently is really what is critical! This training CD will explain all the necessary information at your fingertips to help troubleshoot your existing problems.
We have a few tricks up our sleeve that can make it a bit easier to decide what is wrong, which filaments are present and more importantly, how to fix the plant long term!!!
$375.00 - This CD is packed full of years' worth of sampling gathered into one Great Collection.

Click on the images below or above filament image for a printable Pdf of Wastewater Training Materials

 

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More information on © Filamentous ID the Easy Way CD - Email us admin@EnvironmentalLeverage.com or Click this link for: Contact Page.
You can call us for immediate shipment at 630-906-9791.

 

All items on the CD's & Learning Materials are copyrighted. At no time, unless with written permission from Environmental Leverage (Tracy Finnegan) is the material on these CD's to be used for commercial training purposes.

 

Custom WASTEWATER Training CD's or Manuals

Not everyone is at the same level of training. Many people want beginning concepts and basics. Some need technical information or troubleshooting. Some want equipment, technology or process information.

We would like to create a custom manual for your specific needs.

Printed manual comes with digital files on CD. A Choice of 12-15 chapters is included. Levels need to be indicated- Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced.

Manuals $275.00 / A Customized Training CD $175.00

 

Choices include some of the topics below:

OSHA Wastewater Training Microbiology 101 Basic Wastewater Treatment concepts Types of Wastewater Treatment processes Preliminary Treatment Primary Wastewater Secondary Wastewater Tertiary Treatment Sludge Dewatering  Solids Handling and Disposal Anaerobic Treatment Aerobic Treatment Anoxic Treatment Sulfur Chemistry Biological Nutrient Removal Lagoons and Ponds Chemicals Laboratory Testing Wastewater Math Troubleshooting Technology Processes Nitrification- Denitrification Filamentous Bacteria Microscopic Analyses Tools and Tricks for Monitor and Control Lift stations and Collections Systems Jet Trucks Landfills Beneficial Reuse Permits and Operator license Toxicity testing Odor Control Raw Water Clarification Bioengineering Oily Water Separation Heavy Metal Separation Antifoams Flocculants and Coagulants

 

 

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Wastewater Training Manuals

Wastewater Microbiology

This manual is for beginning and intermediate engineers, operators or consultants. What is going on under the microscope. How to take great photomicrographs to document the changes in your system and use it as a monitor and control tool. What are the reasons to take photomicrographs, what stains to use, what are you looking at, how to interpret what you see. . . . These are some of the topics covered in this training course.

Pictures and information on filaments, higher life forms, how they correlate to what is happening in the biological system. . . .It is amazing what one or two drops of water can tell you by looking under the microscope. Learn how to use this information to run your plant more efficiently, be proactive and be more effective!  $275.00

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General Wastewater Training

This Manual contains training materials on Secondary Biological Wastewater Treatment. Troubleshooting, Microbiological basics, training, auditing, tips and hands on testing. This Manual also covers general information, process information, equipment, technology, microbiology, and chemistry. A must for anyone dealing with wastewater. $275.00

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Secondary Wastewater Treatment
General Principles of Secondary Treatment
Basic Methods of Secondary Treatment
Activated Sludge Process
Activated Sludge Process Equipment
Biological Nutrient Removal in Activated Sludge
Aerated Lagoons
Trickling Filters
Significant Operational Control Parameters
Stabilization Ponds
Pond Classification
Rotating Biological Contractors
Principles of Biological Waste Treatment
Typical Design Criteria And Performance Evaluation
Control Considerations
Activated Sludge Process Control Concepts
Principles of Operation
Biological Treatment Control Parameters
Important Microorganisms
Bacterial Growth
  

 

Onsite Private Wastewater Training Classes

Waste Water Training Classes are usually custom designed for onsite training and cover the majority
of wastewater equipment utilized onsite.  CEU's are issued when applicable.

 

Standard topics usually covered: Basic Activated Sludge Microbiologytraining section, Plant Operations Seminar, wastewater training, operators training

Hands on Microscopic Observation

Process Overview and Process variations

Process Control Strategies

Settleometer Test

Troubleshooting Activated Sludge Processes

Visual Physical Observations

Filaments and Foam control

Solids Carryover and Settling Problems

 

Public Wastewater Training

We offer courses throughout the year. Typically we hold one or two day classes. We have operator classes, lab classes and our Advanced Filamentous Identification the Easy class, an intense two day hand on lab class.

 

Plant Operations Seminar, wastewater training, operators training

Check our schedule for upcoming classes or if would like to volunteer to host a wastewater training class at your site let us know and we can explain the benefits for hosting your own class onsite.

 

 

These Biological Wastewater Training Classes will present the process control methodologies and laboratory techniques necessary to control the activated sludge process with an emphasis on process monitoring and troubleshooting your wastewater treatment system. These approaches are equally applicable to domestic and industrial facilities. Past participants from industries such as refining, petrochemical and papermills have been successful in applying these methods to control their processes. The waste water training course will consist of lecture, plant audit, microscopic biomass analysis and demonstration of certain laboratory procedures.

 

2017 Wastewater Training Classes Schedule

 

carbon one is hosting our training class - this june 2017

pasco, washington (kennewick / tri-city area)- 2-Day biological wastewater Process Control seminar Filamentous ID training class wastewater

June 21st  wed. & 22nd thurs. 2017 - Located at Best Western plus pasco inn, pasco, wa (tri-city / kennewick area)
2 day wastewater training class

2-day Biological Wastewater Treatment Training Course   Click this link for email.

Located at Best Western Plus Pasco Inn / Kennewick Area  - 2811 No. 20th Ave. - Pasco, WA 99301  - Airports: Tri-City Airport (PSC) or Seattle (SEA) 3.6 approx hrs driving .

Pasco or Kennewick, WA is located off of I-82 interstate.

Click this link to download a Pdf registration document for this class.

 

 

 

 

cvi is hosting our training class - this july 2017

livingston, california (Se of modesto & nw of merced area - hwy. 99)- 2-Day biological wastewater Process Control seminar

July 13th  thurs. & 14th fri. 2017 - Located at gvi training facility, 5711 griffith ave., livingston, Ca 95334
2 day wastewater training class

2-day Biological Wastewater Treatment Training Course   Click this link for email.

Located at CVI Training Facility , 5711 Griffith Ave., Livingston, CA 95334  - Airports: Airports SFO, Oakland & San Jose.  2hrs from San Jose & 2.5hrs from San Fran SFO airport. approx hrs driving .

Livingston, CA is located off of Hwy 99.

Click this link to download a Pdf registration document for this class.

 

 

 

 

wastewater training class
  AWWU Eagle river wwtp, alaska
is hosting our training class - this August 2017

  eagle river, alaska (anchorage, Alaska area)- 2-Day biological wastewater Process Control seminar

    august 9th  wed. & 10th thurs. 2017 - Located at awwu eagle river wwtp, eagle river, ak (15 miles ne of anchorage, ak area)
  2 day wastewater training class

  2-day Biological Wastewater Treatment Training Course   Click this link for email.

   Located at Eagle River WWTP, 15524 Artillery Road, Eagle River, Alaska 99577 - Airports: Anchorage, 23 minutes approx hrs driving .

   Eagle River is located off of Highway 1.

   Click this link to download a Pdf registration document for this class.

 

 

 

 

 

QC Analytical services is hosting our training class - this september 2017

leclaire, iowa (Quad Cities Area)- 2-Day biological wastewater Process Control seminar

September 13th  wed. & 14th thurs. 2017
2 day wastewater training class

2-day Biological Wastewater Treatment Training Course   Click this link for email.

Located at QC Analytical Services Training Center - 1798 Iowa Drive - LeClaire, Iowa 52753  - Airports: Quad Cities Int., Moline, Illinois { MLI }.

Chicago airports are approx. 2.5 hours away. Cedar Rapids, Iowa is approx. 1.5 hours away & Des Moines, Iowa is 2.5 hours away.

LeClaire, IA is located off of I-80 interstate, next to the Mississippi River. LeClaire is NE of the Quad Cities in Iowa & Illinois.

Click this link to download a Pdf registration document for this class.

 

 

 

2016 Training Below

 

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Richmond, California - 2-Day biological wastewater Process Control seminar

September 27th  Tuesday & 28th Wed. 2016
2 day wastewater training class -  16 ceu approved credits

2-day Biological Wastewater Treatment Training Course   Click this link for email.

 

 

 

2015 Training Classes Schedule

 

Glenwood Springs Wastewater

 

 

Glenwood springs, Colorado - 2-Day biological wastewater Process Control seminar

October 6 - Tuesday & 7 -  Wed. 2015
2 day wastewater training class -  1.6 ceu approved credits

2-day Biological Wastewater Treatment Training Course   Click this link for email.

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Richmond, California - 2-Day Activated Sludge Process Control Class

September 1st Tuesday & 2nd Wed. 2015
2 day wastewater training class -  16 ceu approved credits

2-day Biological Wastewater Treatment Training Course - Click this link for email.

Filamentous Identification the Easy Way!

2 day hands on microscope wastewater Training Seminar
june  15TH & 16th, 2015. Grapevine, texas

Learn what the filaments are, what their causes are and what process controls to make in your wastewater treatment system.

Class located at 501 Shadybrook Dr., Grapevine, TX 76051

 

Filamentous Identification the Easy Way!
2-Day Hands On Microscope Training and Waste water Training

Instructor Tracy Finnegan / Principal Consultant of Environmental Leverage Inc.

2-Day class held at Fox Lake, IL.
Max. class size is 18 people so book early.

April 9th  & 10th, 2015
Click here to sign up for waiting list on next class

 

 

 

2014 Training Classes Schedule


Tavares, florida 

OCTOBER 27th monday & 28th tuesday, 2014
2 day wastewater training class - 1.6 ceu approved credit

2 day Training Seminars Oct. 27th & 28th in tavares, florida

Biological Wastewater Treatment Training Course

 

2014 Waste water Training Classes Schedule  - 

march 18 & 19, 2014 - 2 day wastewater training class - ceu approved

2 day wastewater Training Seminars tues. 18th & wed. 19th in livingston, california

Biological Wastewater Treatment Training Course

          

Lake Charles, Louisiana

March 25 & 26, 2014 - 2-Day class - Register through laia - lake area industrial alliance

2 wastewater Training Seminars tues. 25th & wed. 26th in lake charles, louisana

2-Day Biological Wastewater Treatment - Refresher 16 hours credit

Class located at Citgo Park, Lake Charles Area.

 

St.Petersburg, florida

may 12 & 13, 2014 - 2 day wastewater training class - ceu approved

2 day wastewater Training Seminars mon. 12th & tues. 13th in st. petersburg, FL

Biological Wastewater Treatment Training Course

 

October 2013

2 Wastewater Training Seminars Monday Oct. 21st & Tuesday Oct. 22nd

1-Day Biological Wastewater Treatment-Monday

1-Day Environmental Water & Wastewater Treatment Issues-Tuesday
October 21st & 22nd, 2013

Located at Hilton Garden Inn Tri-Cities/Kennewick - 701 North Young Street - Kennewick, Washington, 99336

Airports: Kennewick, WA located 3.5 hours out of Seattle, WA or 3 hours out of Portland, OR or 2 hours out of Spokane, WA
You have the option to attend just one of the training seminars or both. You choose. Each registration form has an area to register for both.

 

Biological Wastewater Treatment
Wastewater Training Seminar July 2013!

Instructor Tracy Finnegan / Principal Consultant of Environmental Leverage Inc.
July 15th-16th, 201
3 San Francisco area, Antioch, CA

Location at Dellta Diablo Sanitation District

2500 Pittsburg/Antioch Highway, Antioch, CA 94509

 

Sutter HOme winery

 

Filamentous Identification the Easy Way!

Instructor Tracy Finnegan / Principal Consultant of Environmental Leverage Inc.
Wastewater Training and Wastewater Microscopic Biomass Training
March 23-24th 2011

Location at Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District

700 W. End Ave

Chicago Heights, IL 60411

 

IWEA is putting on a Plant Operations Seminar _October 26th 2011.  The wastewater training seminar for operators will be held at the
Aqua-Aerobics Systems facility in Loves Park, near Rockford.

Tracy Finnegan will be one of the speakers presenting a sessions on   Digester Process ControlPlant operations wastewater seminar See attached for more details

To pre-register or obtain more details visit www.iweasite.org or contact Andy Warmus 847-658-2754Wastewater operations seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activated Sludge Process Control
Wastewater Training

July 8th 2010

Instructor Tracy Finnegan / Principal Consultant of Environmental Leverage Inc.

Location at Lyve Systems and Alpha Omega Winery

1155 Mee Lane, Rutherford, CA 94578

Napa, California

 

 

Continuing Education Units

CEU's are available when applicable and can be used for Wastewater Operators Liscense and Drinking Water Liscense when applicable.

See Example for Drinking Water CEU's

See Example for Wastewater CEU's

 

Online Training e-Learning    www.WastewaterELearning.com

 

Since wastewater training is such an integral part of any treatment system, we have been asked to develop an online waste water training program with some of our materials.
It is not always easy to get on a plane or travel attend a wastewater training class. Now you will be able to take waste water training courses at your leisure from your home or office.

Wastewater ELearning

Take a sneak peek inside our training courses with our ELearning Demo Make sure to create an account and log in.

Wastewater Training Courses Online

 

Lab Poster

 

Lab Poster Microorganism and Higher Life Forms

 

Environmental Leverage with Aqua Aerobic has just created a Lab Poster for Wastewater Training. This Microbiology Poster has photos as well as descriptions and troubleshooting recommendations of common microorganisms
found in most wastewater treatment plants. Contact Environmental Leverage for more information about obtaining this poster for your lab. Email admin@EnvironmentalLeverage.com or Call us at 630-906-9791