Training Classes

 
 
   

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 - Classes and Audits

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.

If you are interested in hosting a biological wastewater training class, we typically have classes at a wastewater treatment facility or a large training room with projector ability.
Please contact us for all the details of hosting a wastewater training class. Email us at admin@EnvironmentalLeverage.com or call 630-906-9791

 

Hands on Wastewater Training Class Schedules

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. industrial training, Plant Operations Seminar, wastewater training, operators training

 

At Environmental Leverage, Tracy Finnegan - President / Principal Consultant has developed numerous wastewater training materials in order

to help our customers with their process controls. Many of our newsletters, tech tips or wastewater training sheets and handbooks have been developed

due to customer problem solving experiences. Tracy teaches and instructs the wastewater training classes in an open, hands on evironment.

 

 

 WASTEWATER TRAINING COURSES - Contact us at 630-906-9791  or  Email us at admin@EnvironmentalLeverage.com

 

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

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 (EAST OF SAN FRANCISCO & 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 . Filamentous ID training class wastewater

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 wastewater training

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 WASTEWATER Training Classes Schedule

wastewater training classes - back by popular demand this september 2016

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.

 

 

 

Glenwood Springs Wastewater Training

glenwood springs, colorado - 2-Day filamentous id the easy way seminar....... don't miss this one.

october 18th - Tuesday & 19th -  Wednesday 2016
2 day filamentous id training class -  1.6 ceu approved credits

2-day Identifing Filaments in Wastewater Training Course   Click this link for email.

 

 

 

Trinchero Family estates wineries - napa, californina
2-Day biological wastewater Process Control seminar

june 7th - Tuesday & june 8th -  Wednesday 2016
1.6 ceu approved credits

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

 

2015 WASTEWATER Training Classes Schedule

 

 

glenwood springs, colorado - 2-Day biological wastewater Process Control seminar

october 6th - Tuesday & 7th -  Wednesday 2015
2 day wastewater training class -  1.6 ceu approved credits

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

 

 

wastewater training classes

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

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 ID Training class - grapevine, texas 

2 day hands on micorscope Training Seminar
june  15TH & 16th, 2015.

Learn what the filaments are, what their causes are and process controls to make.

 


Filamentous ID Training class - fox lake, illinois 

click here to sign up for waiting list on next filamentous class

2 day hands on micorscope Training Seminar april 9th & 10th, 2015.

Learn what the filaments are, what their causes are and process controls to make.

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 St.Petersburg, florida

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

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

Biological Wastewater Treatment Training Course

  

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

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

 

 

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

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

Biological Wastewater Treatment Training Course

          

2014 iawpo 79th annual conference - tracy finnegan speaking on monday -crown plaza-springfield, IL

April 14th & 16th, 2014 - tracy finnegan speaking pre-conference workshop monday 14th @ 10:00a.m. - 12:00 noon

topic is process control troubleshooting - then see us at the trade show at our booth 15th & 16th

drop your business card off at our booth for a chance to win a set of 4 wastewater training cd's

 

2013 Training Classes Schedule  - 

October 2013 - Registrer for one or both classes.

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

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

 

2-Day Biological Wastewater Treatment
Training Seminar In July.

July 15th-16th, 2013

Dellta Diablo Sanitation District - 2500 Pittsburg/Antioch Highway - Antioch, CA 94509

Located just outside San Francisco and close to Napa

 

2012 Training Classes Schedule

 

Biological Wastewater Treatment
Training Seminar!

Jan. 31st, 2012

Sutter Home Winery,
100 Main St. South, St. Helena, CA 94574

Sutter HOme winerySutter Home Winery

 

Filamentous Identification The Easy Way!

October 9 -10th 2012 – 8:00am – 4:00 pm

 At Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District

700 W. End Ave

Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Class size limited

 Each attendee will receive complete class notes & our new

"Filamentous Identification The Easy Way"

Training CD valued at $375.00

 

2011 Training Classes Schedule

 

Iowa Water Environment Association’s 20th Annual Biosolids Conference

March 16, 2011  2:30-3:15 PM

“Land Application/A Comparison of Food Process BioSolids vs. Municipal BioSolids”.

Brochure

 

Filamentous Identification the Easy Way!

March 23-24th 2011

Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District

700 W. End Ave

Chicago Heights, IL 60411

 

IWEA is putting on a Plant Operations Seminar _October 28th 2011  The wastewater operators seminar 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 Control

 

2010 Training Classes Schedule

Village of Manteno January 13th Activated Sludge Operators Training Class- open to the public

 

Midwest Water Analysts Association 2010 Expo January 29, 2010- Kenosha, Wisconsin

 

http://www.midwestwateranalysts.org/

WINTER EXPO Friday, January 29, 2010

 

 

 

iawpco logoPreconference workshop IAWPCO Springfield IL April 19 – 22nd Bugs and Sludge

 The pre-conference workshop will be on Monday, April 19. The workshop runs from 10 am to 3 pm with an hour break for lunch.  The workshop title is “Bugs and Sludge” presented by the talented Tracy Finnegan of Environmental Leverage.  The program centers on the microscopic examination of sludge.  The variety and species is an indicator of the quality of the treatment.  If you can, send one of your newer operators to take advantage of this training. The bulk of the program is topics near and dear to our hearts. 

http://www.iawpco.org/

 

May- Two Day onsite audit and class Beverage Facility-private

 

6/22-23 Private Audit and Class Steel Mill, PA

 

Wastewater Operators Class Napa, CA July 8th 2010

 

July-Canada- Industrial plant- private audit and Onsite Training Class

 

Summer2010 "Filamentous Identification the easy way!" Lisbon, Portugal  in coordination with University of Minho, Simbiente and Aguas de Portugal

 

Filamentous ID the Easy way- TBD

 

2009 Training Classes Schedule

April 6-9th Petrochemical plants- Canada
April28-29- Pharmaceutical Facility- Private Class
May 7th- Activated Sludge Operators training Class-Downers Grove Sanitary District Class open to the public
"Filamentous Identification the easy way!" June 9th and 10th Village of Algonquin Registration Form
June 18th Speaker at CSWEA/IWEA joint laboratory-workshop 12:20-2pm Downers Grove Sanitary District
"Filamentous Identification the easy way!" July 28th and 29th Fox Metro Registration form
Wastewater Operators Training Class Summer 09 Napa Valley

Private class and audit- Chemical-Iowa

Private onsite audit and Training-Papermill Florida
August FVOA Mini-conference  Huntley, IL Speaker-Anaerobic Operations and Troubleshooting

 

If you are interested in hosting a class, we typically have classes at a wastewater treatment facility. Please contact us. Your plant will get a discount on class fees.

 

Activated Sludge Process Control

July 8th 2010

Hosted by Lyve and Alpha Omega Winery

1155 Mee Lane, Rutherford, CA 94578

Napa, California

 

Course Outline

Basic Activated Sludge Microbiology
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
Dewatering and Solids Handling

 

Click her for: More information on our Popular Training CD - © Filamentous ID The Easy Way

 

Enjoy some photos from our previous classes

We would like to thank all of the plants that hosted classes of ours over the years!

Downers Grove, Algonquin, Des Moines, Marengo, West Chicago, Bartlett, Sasol, Fox Metro, Watertown, Aquas de Portugal and Simbiente, Flagg Creek Sanitary District, Ottawa, Yorkville, Macomb,

New Lenox, Lexington, Roquette, Pepsi, Douglas Environmental, MWRD,  FVOA, Midwest Water analysts, IAWPCO, Sutter Home Winery Napa,

Thorn Creek Basiin Sanitary District, NE Ohio Regional Sewer District, Delta Diablo Sanitation District.

cds, Plant Operations Seminar, wastewater training, bio, bioblock, operators training 

Custom 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.

Printed Manuals $250.00 or Training Manual in CD form $150.00

 

Choices include some of the topics below:

OSHA Wastewater 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


General Wastewater Training

Some of the topics that can be given in customized onsite training programs

Table of contentswastewaer basics, Plant Operations Seminar, wastewater training, operators training

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

Wastewater Training Classes are usually custom designed for onsite training and cover the majority of wastewater equipment utilized onsite.

Contact us for a OnSite quote for your facility. 630-906-9791 or email us at admin@environmentalleverage.com .

 

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.

 

waterfall, Plant Operations Seminar, wastewater training, operators trainingCheck our schedule for upcoming classes or to volunteer to host a class at your site.

 

Continuing Education Units

Wastewater Training 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 Wastewater Training ELearning

www.WastewaterELearning.com

Since training is such an integral part of any wastewater system, we have been asked to develop an online wastewater training program with some of our materials.

It is not always easy to get on a plane and attend a class. Now you will be able to take the class at your leisure from your home or office.

Check with us to see which States have approved our courses already. www.WastewaterELearning.com