The Azura Associates team will be attending the 2022 WEAO Technical Symposium and OPCEA Exhibition hosted by the Water Environment Association of Ontario. The event will take place from June 19 – 21, 2022 at RBC Place in London, Ontario and is a must attend event for all wastewater professionals.
We are pleased to share that Azura’s Michael Nelson, PhD will be sharing the team’s expertise by presenting two papers at this event.
On Monday June 20, Michael will present, “Digester Monitoring and Feedstock Characterization: Best Practices for What to Test and What to Trust.” This paper was authored by the Azura experts: Michael Nelson, PhD, Dave Ellis, MASc, PEng, and James Arambarri, MASc. During this presentation Michael will explore the most important parameters to monitor for digesters, examples of how to judge the validity of data, ways in which to verify it, and how to spot bad data. This paper shares many of the lessons learned during Azura’s years of experience working with and optimizing anaerobic digester systems.
On Tuesday June 21, Michael will present a second paper, “Decentralized Wastewater Treatment in an Urban Setting: A Pilot Study of the Circulating Fluidized Bed Bioreactor Treating Septic Tank Effluent.” This paper was authored by Michael Nelson, PhD and Prof. George Nakhla of Western University in London, Ontario. During this presentation Michael will discuss a study that looked at residential wastewater that was first treated by a septic tank and then further treated in a circulating fluidized bed bioreactor (CFBBR). He will discuss the results from the study which showed CFBBR technology is a promising option for treating residential wastewater and onsite remediation of contaminated water bodies.
The Azura Team is looking forward to attending this event and having the opportunity to meet with industry colleagues in-person. To learn more about event, or to register to attend, click the link to visit the conference website.