ARWA Training Class

Wastewater Nutrient Removal/Microbiology, Emerging Contaminants

This hybrid course combines microbiology and wastewater treatment concepts to provide an in-depth look at biological processes in nutrient removal, with a focus on nitrification and denitrification. The course will examine emerging contaminants of concern, including detection methods, analysis techniques, and best practices for prevention and control. Advanced monitoring, analytical methods, and current research developments related to mitigating contaminants in effluent will also be discussed. Attendees will acquire knowledge applicable to optimizing and advancing the operation of wastewater treatment systems. Pending approval, this class will offer 4 continuing education hours (CEHs).

Class Agenda

08:00 AM10:00 AM

Nutrient Removal(Nitrification/Denitrification)

This session will examine the key nitrogen transformations of nitrification and denitrification mediated by heterotrophic and nitrifying bacteria. Nitrifying autotrophs facilitate the nitrification process, oxidizing ammonia to nitrite and subsequently to nitrate. Denitrification then allows facultative heterotrophs to reduce nitrate in a stepwise fashion to nitrous oxide and nitrogen gas. 

Mike Baumgartner/ARWA
10:00 AM12:00 PM

Emerging Contaminants

This session will provide valuable information of common contaminants found in wastewater, including pharmaceuticals, personal care products, diagnostic agents, detergents, antimicrobials, industrial chemicals, solvents, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and microplastics. The identification and analysis of these contaminants in wastewater matrices will be discussed. Furthermore, strategies and technologies for the effective removal and treatment of these contaminants will be presented. Participants in this seminar can expect to gain an understanding of current methods for detecting trace organic contaminants and emerging contaminants of concern in the environment. Additionally, they will learn about best practices and recent advances in wastewater treatment for contaminant removal and creating higher quality effluent.



Tyler Grant/ ARWA

Event Information

ARWA Training Room
2576 Bell Rd
Montgomery, AL 36117
  • CEH Type:
  • Wastewater
  • CEH Hours:
  • 4 hours
  • Start Date:
  • 12/12/2023
  • Start Time:
  • 8:00 AM
  • Cost:
  • $0.00

Event Point of Contact


Tyler Grant
Class Moderator