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Operation of a Modern Day Sewerage Plant (Video Course)PE & RA HSW

Jim Newton, P.E., DEE

This course provides a basic introduction to a modern wastewater treatment facility. The Kent County Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (KCRWTF) located in Frederica, DE is an award-winning 16 million gallons per day (MGD) advanced treatment facility and will serve as the model for this discussion. The KCRWTF provides wastewater influent screening, grit removal treatment in two 10 million gallon basins, clarification, and disinfection using an innovative ultraviolet process with discharge to a nearby creek. The solids generated are mixed in large basins, dewatered using one of three belt filter presses, lime stabilization to kill pathogens, drying using either natural gas-fired indirect dryers or in a passive solar drying chamber, and land application on local farms. The KCRWTF has won national and regional awards for being a top-operating facility incorporating sustainable practices. The KCRWTF has a sustainability management system certified to the ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and National Biosolids Partnerships EMS standards, the first wastewater facility in the country to hold all three certifications simultaneously.

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